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WDS Nursing Assistant Orientation

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WDS Nursing Assistant Orientation

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This course is included in the Next Generation Nursing Assistant – Train, Test, Work initiative. For accepted candidates, this Next Generation Nursing Assistant – Train, Test, Work course, and registry testing, are available tuition-free thanks to State of Minnesota funding to help with the nursing assistant workforce shortage. Participants are required to work as a nursing assistant after training completion.

Learn basic nursing skills including how to take vital signs, provide personal cares, and mobility assistance. Become prepared to work in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities and home care agencies. Be guided by a team of registered nurses who care about your success!

This hybrid course includes an online D2L component, required in-person East Grand Forks lab sessions, and in-person Crookston clinical sessions. Space is limited and the course will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Candidates interested in this course must register in advance. Your registration will be placed in an approval queue and college staff will reach out to you if there are still openings.

Individuals currently employed in long-term care, individuals not planning on working as a nursing assistant, or those needing to take a course only to fulfill an educational pre-requisite will be directed to other training options.

Upcoming Events

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May 22, 2024 9:00 am

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TRF Accuplacer Assessment

The Accuplacer assessment test is used for placement into courses at Northland. The Accuplacer needs to be scheduled in advance. New students will be notified by Admissions if an assessment is needed.

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May 23, 2024 9:00 am

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EGF Accuplacer Assessment

The Accuplacer assessment test is used for placement into courses at Northland. The Accuplacer needs to be scheduled in advance. New students will be notified by Admissions if an assessment is needed.

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May 30, 2024 9:00 am

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EGF Accuplacer Assessment

The Accuplacer assessment test is used for placement into courses at Northland. The Accuplacer needs to be scheduled in advance. New students will be notified by Admissions if an assessment is needed.

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June 3, 2024 8:00 am

50th Annual MN State Cattleman's Conference Tour

The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association (MSCA) Summer Tour has traveled around the state of Minnesota for 50 years, this year making its way to Northwest Minnesota.