One of the most affordable NA/HHA Schools in Minnesota

About Our Course

The program offered by Caring Hands is a combination of Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide; it prepares students to enter the health care provider workforce. The course is at least 96 hours and takes about 3 weeks. All lectures and labs must be completed within 2.5 weeks followed immediately by clinical rotation at a long-term health care facility. A student cannot miss any clinical time.

All students must provide a negative tuberculosis skin test or negative chest x-ray results before going to clinical. All students are subject to a background check as required by state law.

Class Times

Day Classes: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Evening Classes: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday Classes: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Programs Offered

Nursing Assistants/Home Health Aide - (within 3 weeks)
CPR/First Aid Training

Completion of this course enables you to take the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation.

The purpose of the Competency evaluation is to assure that individuals who provide personal care services to nursing facility residents and/or home health clients have the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform these duties. The competency evaluation consists of two parts - a skills examination and a multiple choice written/oral examination. Participants will be tested on five (5) randomly selected skills as directed by the MN Department of Health guidelines.

You will be informed of your official test results the day of the examination. After successfully completing the competency evaluation, you will be placed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry.