If you want to be a CNA in North Dakota you first have to do a training program and then pass exams. After this you will be put on the state’s registry and can work as a certified nursing assistant. The training programs and state’s registry are monitored by the North Dakota Department of Health. Testing, notifications and scoring are done by the D&S Diversified Technologies.
To become eligible to apply for the state approved CNA programs in North Dakota, you need to meet the following;
If you meet these you can enroll on a training course.
You can skip the training program of the certified nursing aide, if you are either of these:
If you need to take the CNA training, you can download the full list of the state’s approved training programs from this link–
All training programs that are approved by the state’s Board of Nursing need at least 75 hours. This is divided between 16 clinical hours and the rest for classroom lectures. Once candidates finish the minimum hours of the program, they can apply for the exam. It is done through the D&S website. You can choose a test place nearest you,
There are two sections. A written section (that can be taken orally), this has 72 multiple choice questions, and a skill exam in which students need to perform any 5 chosen skills. You need to qualify in both the sections to pass.
Training costs between $300 and $1000 in North Dakota. The exam fee is $ 120.