Red Cross offers scholarships for nursing assistant trainingThe American Red Cross is offering $800 scholarships for its Nursing Assistant Training course in Central Minnesota and Northland Minnesota areas.
The American Red Cross is offering $800 scholarships for its Nursing Assistant Training course in Central Minnesota and Northland Minnesota areas.
The scholarships will help reduce course tuition, which is regularly $1,250, by almost 65 percent.
“These scholarships will be available for a limited time so we hope people will act quickly to take advantage of this opportunity,” says Phil Hansen, chief executive officer of the Northern Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross.
NAT scholarship classes start June 28. People interested in the program should call 612-872-3259 or send an email to andrew.grover@
Upon completion of the American Red Cross NAT program, participants are eligible to apply to take the NNAAP exam or the NA/HHA exam for certification as a nursing assistant or a nursing assistant or home health aide in Minnesota.
The job market for certified nursing assistants is a growing profession, especially in facilities providing ongoing patient care or care for the elderly. A CNA helps patients or clients with basic quality-of-life needs under the direction of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
Funding from the Otto Bremer Foundation made the scholarships possible.