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Lake Region State College
Bergstom Technical Education Center
1801 College Drive North
Devils Lake, ND  58301


Lake Region State College
Attn: TrainND Northeast
1801 College Drive North
Devils Lake, ND  58301-1598

PHONE: 1 (800) 443-1313
FAX: (701) 665-4670


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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training

Put your compassion to work and become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with classes from TrainND Northeast in Devils Lake or Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Non-Credit Courses

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) courses are offered for non-credit to those who do not need college credit (or record of course completion on an official college transcript).  Non-credit CNA courses are available in both a face-to-face and an online format.  Face-to-face CNA courses require 10 days of instruction (a minimum of 75 hours is required), including labs and clinicals.  Online CNA courses are held with 4 weeks of online class in addition to two (2) 8-hour face-to-face labs and two (2) 8-hour face-to-face clinicals (both labs and clinicals are required for course completion).  Labs and clinicals for online CNA courses typically are held over the weekend with training sites in either Devils Lake or Grand Forks, ND.

For additional information, please contact us at 701-662-1578 or view our upcoming courses.

Credit Courses

Do you need to earn college credit for your CNA class?  Do you need college credit recorded on your transcript?  Are you a degree-seeking student who wants to use financial aid to pay for the course tuition?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you may need to take the Certified Nurse Assistant course for college credit.  What does that mean?  Lake Region State College offers Certified Nurse Assistant courses for four (4) college credits.  Once you are registered for the course, your grade will be recorded on your official college transcript.  The CNA courses are listed as NURS 100 and are offered as face-to-face courses at the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB).

    Current NURS 100 courses can be found by looking at the GFAFB Term Schedule.  Labs and clinicals are held at the Lake Region State College Nursing Education Center, 1425 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND and Valley Eldercare Center, 2900 14th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND.  To register for NURS 100 held at the GFAFB, call LRSC GFAFB office at (701) 662-1671.

    About the Program

    Caring for the sick, disabled and elderly as a Nurse Assistant is physically demanding yet personally rewarding, and the demand for certified caregivers is high. Currently Job Service of North Dakota has over 450 open positions posted for CNA’s throughout the state.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) employment is expected to grow 21 percent nationally between 2012 and 2022, faster than the average for all positions. With its growing elderly population, the US will have an increased demand for caregivers, particularly in home and community-based long term care centers, developmental disability care facilities and respite care services. In order to work as a CNA, you need to complete a state-approved training class and pass a certification exam. Certified Nurse Assistant training and certification may also be required for some medical degree programs, including registered nursing.

    The Certified Nurse Assistant training program offered by TrainND Northeast consists of 75 hours of training. Students complete a combination of classroom lessons, lab instruction, and hands-on clinical practice. Each course is designed to allow time for intensive, individualized instruction.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are there prerequisites for the CNA training?

    Yes. Please see thesample course syllabus for face-to-face CNA trainingor the sample course syllabus for online CNA training for important information regarding course prerequisites such as Mantoux (Tuberculosis) testing and influenza vaccination.

    What is Mantoux testing?

    A Mantoux test is a skin test for Tuberculosis.  Your test results are required to be submitted to TrainND Northeast prior to attending clinical.  Click here for a guide on Mantoux testing.

    Is there an attendance policy?

    Yes. Students are required to attend a minimum of 75 hours to successfully complete the training program. Please see thesample course syllabus for face-to-face CNA trainingor the sample course syllabus for online CNA training for important information regarding attendance and other policies.

    What if it don’t pass the certification exam after I attend CNA training?
    You are allowed to retake the exam twice. The cost to retake the exam is your responsibility to pay to the ND Board of Nursing. Only one testing fee is included in the tuition.  Please contact the ND Board of Nursing to schedule the retake.

    Is there financial aid available?
    Students who plan to complete only the Nursing Assistant program only are not eligible for federal financial aid. Students who are degree-seeking may be eligible to receive federal financial aid. If you go to work as a CNA within one year of receiving your certification, contact your employer about reimbursement of training costs. If these options will not work for you, contact your local Job Service North Dakota office to inquire about your qualification to receive WIOA funding to cover your tuition.

    How long is the certification effective?
    Certified Nurse Assistants must re-certify every two years. If you allow your certification to lapse, you must contact the ND Department of Health.

    Do you help students find a job?

    No. Our advice to you is to start applying for open positions. Some facilities will pay for your training up front, and a facility must reimburse you if they hire you within one year of course completion. To find open positions go to or contact facilities in your area.

    Click here for additional FAQs.

    What our students are saying

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