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CNA classes in North Dakota are growing in demand every year! The latest data shows tremendous growth for all nursing aides and other allied health jobs in ND. Below we get in to the fine details of training to be a CNA in North Dakota. Employed at medical facilities that include everything from hospitals to nursing homes, nursing assistants and nurse aides are general healthcare providers who help other medical personnel with daily patient care in the medical field.

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How to become a CNA in North Dakota

Just go about the steps we laid out for you below and you can get on the fast track path to getting your CNA license in North Dakota. It is a great time to become a CNA in North Dakota!

Step 1 – See What you Have to Fulfill for Requirements for ND CNA Training

The prerequisites for nurse aide classes in North Dakota require the following:

Be 18 years of age
Have a HS diploma/GED
Pass background check
State issued ID and valid SSN
Pass physical exam
Have current vaccinations
Negative TB skin test (within the last 6 months)

Step 2 – Enroll in a North Dakota State approved CNA course

One must complete a training program approved by the North Dakota Department of Health before you can test for license in the state. The individual class sites approved by the NDDH change often so we think it is a good idea that you visit the NDDH website at the link below to see the latest updated list of approved programs.

All North Dakota Approved CNA Programs and Training Opportunities.

Step 3 – Meet the training hour requirements for North Dakota

In the State of North Dakota you have to complete 75 hours of traditional classroom education in nurse assisting and another 16 hours of hands-on clinical educational training. You will not be able to take the NNAAP until you have completed all of the required hours.

Step 4 – Pass the NNAAP

The official nursing assistant certification examination used in North Dakota is the NNAAP. The test is administered by the national testing provider PearsonVue. Monthly exam locations in North Dakota are usually in the cities we have listed for you here. To determine when the upcoming exam dates are at each site, check with PearsonVue.

The cost of the NNAAP exam in North Dakota is $120.

Step 5 – Be listed on the North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry

The last step in becoming eligible for work as a CNA in North Dakota is getting your name listed on the ND State Dept. of Health CNA Registry. This is a listing of all of the nursing assistants in the state, and is maintained through the ND State Dept. of Health. Your name has to appear on this listing to work in the state. No action is typically necessary by you to make this happen.

Once you’ve passed the NNAAP, the testing company will alert the registry of your new status. In North Dakota, you are typically included on the list within a couple of weeks of passing the certification test.

ND State Dept. of Health
CNA Registry
600 E. Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200

CNA salary and jobs in North Dakota

A 21% growth in North Dakota has the nursing aide field looking forward to a very bright future. To get a detailed look at what you can make as a CNA in North Dakota, see the salary table below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$9.64$12.78$18.22
Yearly$20,040$26,590$37,900
North DakotaHourly$11.91$14.95$18.97
Yearly$24,770$31,100$39,460
Far Western North DakotaHourly$12.22$15.98$19.51
Yearly$25,410$33,230$40,580
Bismarck, NDHourly$12.56$15.52$19.02
Yearly$26,130$32,290$39,570
Far Eastern North DakotaHourly$12.62$14.83$18.66
Yearly$26,240$30,850$38,820
West Central North DakotaHourly$12.05$14.76$18.77
Yearly$25,060$30,700$39,040
East Central North DakotaHourly$11.55$14.74$18.70
Yearly$24,010$30,670$38,910
Grand Forks, ND-MNHourly$12.16$14.58$18.65
Yearly$25,290$30,330$38,800
Fargo, ND-MNHourly$10.86$14.53$18.98
Yearly$22,590$30,220$39,480

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