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The College of St. Scholastica

Earn your nursing assistant education with flexible hybrid training at the second-largest nursing school in Minnesota and join more than 8,000 St. Scholastica nursing alumni. This interactive St. Scholastica’s OnTrack ™ Nursing Assistant training is from LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation and powered by EduCare.

Fast Facts

  • Flexible hybrid format, study at your own pace
  • Based on OnTrack (TM) interactive curriculum
  • A quick pathway into a nursing career
  • Learn from St. Scholastica nursing faculty
  • Available in Duluth and St. Cloud
  • Preparation for MN Nursing Assistant Registry test

Employer Opportunities

The following employers will pay for the cost of the Nursing Assistant course up front with an agreed-upon work commitment — see their web pages for more information. Many more employers will reimburse you for the cost of the course. Be sure to contact the HR department of any organization you are interested in working for directly to find out.

Duluth Area

St. Cloud Area

Course Outline

Once enrolled, you will receive an email to register for on-campus skills and clinical hours. Visit the calendar within the application to view upcoming training dates.

Please make sure that you complete all learning modules including the OnTrack Skills Bundle & OnTrack Training Course Bundle prior to the first day of class. Failure to do so may subject you to a financial penalty and you will be required to reschedule for a future class based on availability.

A total of 78 hours — online and in-lab

  • 43 hours of theory online: schedule on your own time/completed asynchronously
  • 34 hours in-person in Duluth or St. Cloud, two 8-hour days and two 9-hour days*

*Upon enrollment, you will receive an email to register for on-campus skills/patient care sessions. There will be multiple sessions offered throughout the year in Duluth and St. Cloud. Sessions will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. There is some flexibility in scheduling, please discuss with your instructor.

The courses will meet both Wisconsin and Minnesota requirements and are available, with face-to-face hours available in Duluth or St. Cloud.

A Nursing Assistant training course or current registration (at time of program start) as a Certified Nursing Assistant, is a requirement for the Traditional and Post-baccalaureate Nursing Programs.

I had an exceptional hands-on experience during the skills and clinicals, preparing me for the state exam.

Sara Revoir

Degree Details

Tuition and Financing

Tuition: $1200*

* Tuition rates are subject to change. Other fees may apply.


Although there is no financial aid available through St. Scholastica for the OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training program, finances should not be a barrier to completing the Nursing Assistant Course.

*Eligible individuals may qualify for grant funding for their CNA training and support services to help them achieve their goals. The first step is to contact CareerForce in Duluth at 218-730-5246 or In St. Cloud please contact Audrey O’Driscoll,, to find out more.

*Individuals may also get reimbursed for the cost of this course by working for an Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing facility. Contact your employer or desired employer to ask about their CNA payment/reimbursement policy. For assistance identifying employment opportunities or for help in applying contact Career Services —

Program Overview

Quick Pathway to Nursing

Nursing assistants are an integral part of the nursing-care team. Once you complete your nursing assistant program and take your Registry test, you can begin working in a variety of areas such as nursing homes, home health, clinics, hospitals and more.

Nursing pathways: Trained Nursing Assistant, Trained Medication Aide, Licensed Practice Nurse, Registered Nurse

What Does a Nursing Assistant Do?

Some responsibilities of a nursing assistant include:

  • Working with/under an RN or LPN
  • Taking vital signs of patients
  • Answering patient calls
  • Documentation of care patterns
  • Feeding patients, measuring and recording their food and liquid intake
  • Assist patients with daily care
  • Assisting nursing-team with general medical procedures


Visit our Catalog to view the program and course requirements. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Admission Information

Student Eligibility

  • 16 years of age
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to bend and stoop

Online application

Complete the online application. Choose Transfer, Duluth or St. Cloud, Non-Degree Seeking OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training program.

Post completion

Reply to Offer: After you are notified a decision has been made regarding your application, log into your application portal, view your decision letter, and click “Reply to Offer”. The program coordinator will register you for the online portion. You will receive an email containing further instructions on accessing the online modules.

Presented By

This interactive St. Scholastica’s OnTrack (TM) Nursing Assistant training is from LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation and powered by EduCare.

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