Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

Program Description

Nursing assistants and home health aides are essential members of today’s healthcare teams, performing hands-on resident/client care and routine tasks for individuals of various ages and health conditions. Minneapolis College’s program provides basic skills training, including the fundamentals of how to check and monitor vital signs and deal with a wide range of resident/client needs.


  • This program is approved by the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • This program provides the foundation for potential entry into Minneapolis College’s Nursing program.
  • You will work with experienced faculty members with decades of experience.
  • Minneapolis College’s diverse student body population prepares program participants to work with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

Program Details

Occupational Outlook

Overall, employment of nursing and home health aides is projected to grow by 18 percent through 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of the new jobs will be in nursing and residential care facilities, and growth will be particularly robust in community care facilities for the elderly.

Potential Job Titles

  • Registered nursing assistant
  • Home health aid

Where You Could Work

  • Nursing homes
  • Home healthcare agencies
  • Assisted living facilities