Nursing Assistant Home Health Aide

Nursing Assistant

Category: Health

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Program Description

This Nursing Assistant hybrid course introduces concepts of basic human needs, health/illness continuum, and basic personal care skills. The course prepares the student for the role of the nursing assistant in long-term care facilities as well as working with various populations.

Additionally, the course prepares the student to work in home health care. The NA course is approved by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and meets their course requirements. The NA course is delivered online (D2L) and, in addition, the class meets on campus 16 hours for mandatory face-to-face (f2f) skills practice and 16 Clinical hours also referred to as Supervised Practical Training (SPT) and SPT's also require mandatory attendance.

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate is eligible to take the Nursing Assistants Headmaster Knowledge Exam and Skills Exam. Individuals successfully completing this examination are placed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. This course meets the MDH requirement of a minimum of 75 hours.

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Completing the 5 credit NAHA course is an important first step in training for an exciting career in the healthcare field - meet some of our Hennepin Tech healthcare students!

Grace Bichange Larson: Graduate, Licensed Practical Nursing and 2021 HTC Commencement Speaker

I took the six-week NAHA course this summer. This course had a positive impact on me because it allowed me to get the feel for what becoming a nurse would be like. Throughout the course, I learned many skills on how to be a successful Nursing Assistant. Not only with hands-on experience, but I learned course objectives such as important communication tactics to use with residents and how to successfully take care of patients.

In the end, I was able to complete the course and pass both the written exam and skills test on my first attempt to become a CNA. I am thankful for Hennepin Tech for the resources given to enhance my education and for Murriel Kruggel, my instructor, who was very knowledgeable in the field and was helpful throughout the course. All of these factors played into having a great experience within the NAHA course.

-Alana Johnson, HTC NAHA student, Summer 2021

Program Information


Class Time: Day
Semester: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester
Campus: Eden Praire or Brooklyn Park

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Skills Required

Reference the Medical Assistant program Academic Planning Guide for more details.


Wage and Job Outlook information for this program are available at CAREERwise. The role of the nursing assistant in a LTC facility as well as working with various populations is discussed. In addition, the course provides an overview of the nursing assistant's role in home care. It identifies issues related to working in homes, including adjustments to delivering personal care, food and nutrition, and homemaking responsibilities.

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