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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
MSC Southeast

Nursing Assistant Training

Nursing Assistant

(3-Credit College Course)

In Nursing Assistant/Registered Training, you will develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that are essential in providing care in long-term care facilities. To work as a nursing assistant, you must complete the nursing assistant training course and then pass a test to be placed on the National Registry. 

Nursing Assistant/Registered is a 3-credit college class, with approximately 60 hours of class time and 20 hour in a supervised clinical setting for a total of 80 hours.  

Minnesota State College Southeast offers Nursing Assistant/Registered classes each month. Due to COVID-19, we have gone to a hybrid format. The majority of the class will be taught online with 2-3 days on campus for labs.

  • Daytime classes run for two weeks, Mon-Fri, from 8 am to 4:30 pm.   
  • Evening classes run for three weeks, Mon-Fri, from 4 to 9:30 pm.   

The cost for this 3-credit college course is approximately $570. The cost of the course covers tuition, college fees, and supplies. (The cost does not cover taking the Nursing Assistant Registry test.)

How to Register for Nursing Assistant/Registered Training

This class is a for-credit college course, so you will need sign up through our website as a "visiting" student. You do not need to apply for admission. Find a Nursing Assistant Training course in: 


Nursing Assistant/Registered status is a pre-requisite for entry into the MSC Southeast nursing program. Nursing Assistant/Registered Training and passing the Nursing Assistant/Registered Test meet this pre-requisite. See the Nursing program page for admissions information.

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