Nursing Assistant (Basic Nursing)
The Nursing Assistant-Home Health Aide Program prepares individuals to work in the hospitals, nursing homes and home care settings. Students learn to safely assist clients with basic physical and emotional needs.
Nursing Assistant is NOT a degree program at South Central College. Rather, it is a course designed to prepare you for the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Competency Test.
This course may not be eligible for federal student aid if not taken as part of a designated program. See advisor for further information.
Minnesota law requires that all persons who provide services that involve direct contact with patients and residents at a health care facility be subject to a background study. A student who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the background study will not be permitted to participate in a clinical placement in a health care facility and will not be allowed to continue in the nursing program or Nursing Assistant Course. Students who have a disqualification that the Minnesota Commissioner of Health may consider setting aside will not be allowed to continue in the nursing program (an exception may be made for students enrolled in the Nursing Assistant Course).
Campuses: Faribault and North Mankato
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.