CNA License in Minnesota

CNA License in Minnesota
Staff Writers 4 min read

As a resident of Minnesota, would you be interested in beginning a career that continues to grow even during a struggling economy? Would you feel comfortable working in a healthcare setting? If you answered yes to both the questions, choosing to become a nursing assistant may be the best choice for you. Just a few of the fabulous benefits that nursing assistants in Minnesota enjoy include no strict licensing requirements, terrific wages, and flexible work environments. And on top of that, the mandatory training can be completed in a few weeks!

Registration Requirements in Minnesota

In the state of Minnesota, you must be registered to work as a nursing assistant. Therefore, nursing assistants in this state are appropriately referred to as State-Registered Nurse Assistants, or SRNAs. To become registered, you must successfully complete an approved nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program or successfully pass the Minnesota approved competency test for nursing assistants.

How to Get Your SRNA Registration in Minnesota

One of the best things about choosing to become an SRNA in Minnesota is that the registration procedure is extremely easy. All that is required to have your name added to the Nurse Aide Registry is you meeting either of the above mentioned requirements.

How to Verify Your SRNA Registration in Minnesota

Occasionally, there may be times when you need to verify your SRNA registration in Minnesota. In case you do, go to the Minnesota Department of Health website and click on "Health Care Facilities, Providers & Insurance." Next, click on " Provider Certifications, Licenses, Registrations and Rosters." On the page that opens, click on “Nursing Assistant Registry.” Then, click on "How to Check the Registry." On the page that then opens, click on “Online registry verification.” Using the tool that opens, you can verify your SRNA registration by name or certificate number.

How to Renew Your SRNA Registration in Minnesota

You must renew your SRNA registration in Minnesota every two years and you must work at least 8 hours as a paid nursing assistant every 24 months to renew. To renew, click on “How to Stay on the Registry” on the Nursing Assistant Registry page. Complete the Nursing Assistant Registry Update form (PDF) found on the page that opens and mail it to MDH at least once every 24 months.

How to Reinstate Your SRNA Registration in Minnesota

If you fail to work at least eight hours as an SRNA in Minnesota every two-year period, you will be required to retake the SRNA competency exam. You must receive passing scores on both portions of the exam for your name to be placed back on the state's registry.

How to Transfer Your SRNA Registration from Minnesota to Another State

To transfer your nurse assistant registration out of Minnesota to another state, you must find out about the other state's unique transfer requirements. While most states may allow you to transfer through reciprocity, some require other criteria as well such as additional training, continuing education classes and/or testing. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing can help you locate your new state's nurse assistant regulatory agency.

Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry

If you have additional questions, contact the Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry at:

Minnesota Department of Health
Health Regulation Division

PO Box 64501
St. Paul, MN 55164
Phone: (651) 215-8705
Registry Search

State-Approved SRNA Programs in Minnesota

Do you want to obtain your SRNA training in Minnesota? The following schools can help put you on the right path to fulfill your dream.

  1. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    1601 Jefferson St, Alexandria, MN 56308
  2. American Red Cross

    2424 W 5th St #102, Duluth, MN 55806
  3. American Red Cross

    1201 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55454
  4. American Red Cross

    176 S Robert St, St Paul, MN 55107
  5. Anoka Technical College

    1355 US-10, Anoka, MN 55303
  6. Arkansas State University

    33500 US Hwy 63, Lake City, MN 55041
  7. Bridges Care Community

    201 9th St W #2, Ada, MN 56510
  8. Century College

    3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
  9. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55445
  10. Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center

    1480 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
  11. Inver Hills Community College

    2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
  12. Lake Superior College

    2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, MN 55811
  13. Mesabi Range Community & Technical College

    1001 Chestnut St, Virginia, MN 55792
  14. Minnesota State Community & Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
  15. Normandale Community College

    9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
  16. Northland Community & Technical College

    1101 State Hwy 1, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
  17. Northwest Technical College

    905 Grant Ave SE, Bemidji, MN 56601
  18. Rainy River Community College

    1501 US-71, International Falls, MN 56649
  19. Ridgewater College

    2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201
  20. South Central College

    1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN 56003
  21. St. Cloud Technical & Community College

    1540 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN 56303
  22. Zandu Health Initiative

    10800 Lyndale Ave S #114, Bloomington, MN 55420

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