Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide | Riverland Community College Accredited 2-Year Minnesota School Offering Programs to Southern, MN - Riverland

Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide

CNA Class

This course emphasizes the role of the nursing assistant and home health aide as a valuable member of any health care team. This course introduces concepts of basic human needs, acquaints students with the philosophy of home health and teaches basic nursing skills that will be demonstrated and practiced in the laboratory setting. This course will focus on personal care, nutrition/feeding, elimination, clean and safe environment, communication, vital signs, body mechanics, and principles related to long term and home health care.

Upon successful completion of classroom/lab studies, the student will participate in a clinical experience caring for the elderly client. Background study checks will be conducted. Successful students will be eligible to take the Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide competency examination for certification and placement on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. This course meets application requirements for the Riverland Community College nursing program. (4 Cr - 2 lect, 2 lab)


Enrollment is limited. Students must first follow the requirements for general admission to Riverland Community College, which includes:

  • Filling out an application to Riverland Community College
  • Taking the Accuplacer exam
    • Applicants must have the following Accuplacer competency:
      • Reading/English: cut score of 63 or completion (with a grade of C or better) of ENGL0950, 0960, 1101, or 1102.
  • Required Immunizations (See Student Handbook)
  • Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check (See Student Handbook for more Information)


Last Updated: June 9, 2016

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  • Certificate
  • 4 Credits | 4 Weeks
  • Location: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna
  • Offering: Fall, Spring, Summer


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