BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (Nov. 6, 2019)—Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today launched Nursing Assistant training at its Eagan, Minnesota, and Romeoville, Illinois, campuses.1 Individuals looking to get into the nursing or healthcare fields can efficiently and affordably train to sit for an in-demand certification in approximately 4 weeks and be on their way toward a role as a CNA. Registration in both locations is immediately available with training beginning in Romeoville on January 6, 2020, and in Eagan on January 10, 2020.
Nursing assistants are in high demand; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings are projected to grow by 9 percent nationally by 2028, faster than average. A CNA provides quality care for residents in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home healthcare and hospice settings. This exciting and demanding role is ideal for a personable and compassionate individual seeking an entry-level position in the nursing or healthcare fields and the opportunity to grow their career.
“At Rasmussen College, we continuously strive to provide flexible and affordable learning options,” said Christian Wright, School of Health Sciences department dean. “We offer a number of Nursing and Health Sciences programs to meet students where they are and help them achieve their educational goals. As the College continues to grow, we are excited to now offer a state-approved Nursing Assistant training at both our Eagan and Romeoville campuses to broaden our suite of offerings and provide learners with an entry point into the ever-changing and growing nursing or healthcare fields.”
Affordable, Concentrated and Convenient Nursing Assistant Training
With a network of more than 5,600 nursing students, 9,800 nursing alumni and 600 nursing faculty, Rasmussen College understands the dedication and passion it takes to work in the healthcare field.2
In addition to preparing learners to confidently sit for the Minnesota or Illinois State nursing assistant competency exams, the trainings provide learners with hands-on preparation in supportive campus environments led by experienced nurse faculty. The trainings have no pre-nursing course requirements and an online/self-service registration process, so qualified learners can be on their way to a career as a CNA and help fill the growing needs of their community more quickly and efficiently.
Instruction focuses on Basic Life Support Certification that covers CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) usage as well as important topics such as vital sign skills, infection control and other critical skills needed when delivering care.
The training and clinical experience can be completed in approximately 4 weeks. At $1,000 for the training, this is an affordable way for learners to branch into the nursing or healthcare field.3
Per federal regulations, tuition for the CNA training is also reimbursable by law (up to a year after the Nursing Assistant training is completed) to aides employed by (or who have been offered employment from) a Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing facility. For more information, please visit the MN Department of Health or IL Department of Public Health website.
As a CNA, one not only learns how to assist and work with patients but is also exposed to a variety of healthcare career opportunities. Frequently, after working and gaining experience in the nursing or healthcare field, CNAs decide to pursue a more advanced degree in nursing or healthcare. Rasmussen College offers a wide array of opportunities for students to advance their education and offers programs in Practical and Professional Nursing, Medical Assisting, Healthcare and more.
To learn more about and register for the Rasmussen College Nursing Assistant training, please visit www.rasmussen.edu/cna-training/.
1Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440
2As of July 10, 2018, Rasmussen College had 5,695 students enrolled in School of Nursing programs. As of July 10, 2018, Rasmussen College had 9,809 nursing alumni. This number represents the total number of those who graduated from a School of Nursing program between March 20, 2006, and July 10, 2018. For the spring quarter of 2018 (April–June), Rasmussen College had 617 full-time and adjunct nursing faculty.
3$900 training fee with a $100 non-refundable administrative fee. This rate does not include the book fee and applicable state taxes. In addition to the cost of the training, participants are responsible for up to approximately $1,289 in additional costs for required items such as a physical examination, vaccinations or proof of full registration requirements. Cost may vary and may be covered by the learner’s insurance plan or other method such as a low- or no-cost clinic. For full training fee details, visit our Nursing Assistant Training Fees List. For a full list of requirements, visit our Nursing Assistant training Acknowledgments page.
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