Certified nursing assistants (CNAs), sometimes referred to as nursing assistants or nurse aides, assist registered and practical nurses with a number of patient care duties including taking vitals, helping patients with daily activities including walking, dressing and feeding, and other tasks. This entry-level position requires a short training program and is a great way to enter the healthcare field. There are currently over 13,700 certified nurse aides in the state, who earn an average annual salary of $32,880, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in North Dakota

Starting a career as a CNA requires completion of a state-approved nurse aide training program. After completing training, students will need to take and pass the state's certification exam to become fully registered. For details on admissions requirements for CNA training programs in North Dakota, please visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: CNA training program length varies,
    with some programs taking as little as 3 to 4 weeks to complete. In North
    Dakota, training programs are offered in many community colleges, technical
    schools as well as a number of medical centers. CNA training programs in North
    Dakota consist of at least 75 hours of training, which is around 3 weeks.
  • Program Cost: CNA training program costs will
    vary. In some instances, medical facilities may cover the program costs if the CNA
    agrees to work for them upon completion. Students must factor in the cost of
    not just tuition, but other mandatory fees as well (exam fees, textbooks,
    uniforms, etc.). Financial aid or installment payment plans may be available to
    qualified students.
  • Board Approved Programs: It is crucial to select a program that is state-approved, as each state has its own requirements for CNA certification. In North Dakota, the North Dakota Health Department mandates CNA training and certification. The Department provides a listing of state-approved training programs. To learn more, check out the CNA certification guidelines for North Dakota.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Online programs continue to grow
    in popularity, especially for busy working students. Some CNA programs allow online
    coursework in addition to in-person lab work and clinical training hours in a
    local healthcare facility to accommodate the lives and schedules of students. Traditional
    on-campus programs are also still available for those who prefer more face-to-face

2023 List of CNA Classes in North Dakota

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in North Dakota, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Belcourt, ND

10145 BIA Rd 7
Belcourt, ND 58316
(701) 477-7862

Bismarck, ND

1500 Edwards Ave
Bismarck, ND 58506
(800) 445-5073

Devils Lake, ND

1801 College Dr N
Devils Lake, ND 58301
(701) 662-1600

Fargo, ND

CNA Programs
1305 19th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 231-6900

Lakota, ND

CNA Programs
608 4th Ave SW
Lakota, ND 58344
(701) 247-2214

Minot, ND

CNA Programs
1500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58703
(701) 857-9600

New Town, ND

CNA Programs
220 8th Ave E
New Town, ND 58763
(701) 627-4738

Wahpeton, ND

800 6th St N,
Wahpeton, ND 58076
(800) 342-4325

Williston, ND

1410 University Ave
Williston, ND 58801
(701) 774-4200

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