Nursing Assistant Program


Start your Nursing Assistant (NA) career today by enrolling in one of our state-approved partially on-line courses.  Our program is based on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) curriculum.

Health Service Consultants Training Center (HSCTC) offers three NA courses at our campus in Saint Louis Park:

  • A 12-day course
  • A 3-week course, and
  • 8-week Saturdays-only course

Upon completion of the course, students get a NA and CPR for Healthcare Providers certififcates.

Day Classes

Morning Sessions (2017) Limited to Summer and December breaks Only

Classes are held Monday through Friday
Morning classes: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Note: Clinical begins on the 2nd or 3rd  weekend of the session.


Class schedule

May 10th – May 25th

June 7th – June 22nd

July 5th  - July 20th

 December 18th – January 2nd, 2018

Note: Online self-paced component must be completed before in-class sessions

Evening Classes

Evening classes: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Note: Clinical begins on the 3rd/4th weekend on the session.

Note: some sessions have a Sunday end date. These will be 1p-3:30p.

Class schedule

April 10th – May 7th

May 10th – June 2nd

June 7th  - June 30th

July 5th  - July 28th

August 7th  - August 27th

September 4th – September 24th

October 2nd  - October 22nd

November 8th – December 3rd

 December 18th – January 12th,  2018


We are out of the office until 3/28/17. Please email all inquiries and mail in the amount of $300.00 to reserve a seat in the session of your choice. thanks. 


The NA/CPR combo course we offer is a great value compared to taking the courses individually.  Upon completion of this course, you are eligible to apply to take the NNAAP or the NA exam to be added to the Minnesota registry as a Nursing Assistant.

Click here for more information about our NA training courses.

The NA job puts you on the front line of patient care. You'll be deeply involved in patient care, making sure that sick and injured patients have their basic needs met. The job is vital to daily operations in hospitals, nursing care facilities and home care agencies. Your compassion and skill in patient care will help minimize the stress of those who are sick or unable to care for themselves.

NAs sometimes called nurses' aides, orderlies, patient care technicians work under the supervision of a nurse to help patients with daily living tasks.

Working closely with patients, NAs are responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs. But they also provide more than physical care. They give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses. Being a NA can be a gateway to many healthcare careers.

 See our Frequently Asked Questions  page for more information about our NAT program.


 Baseline TB Screening (Mantoux test) Tool for Nursing Assistant Students

pdf Download Baseline TB Screening Tool for Nursing Assistant Students Form (PDF)

A list of locations that offer TB screening (Mantoux test) can be downloaded below:

pdf Download Mantoux / Chest X-rays Requirement (PDF)

 Registration Form: Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) click here

July 14th - August 4th
August 4th - August 25th
August 25th - September 15th
September 15th - October 6th
October 6th - October 27th
October 27th -  November 17th
November 17th - December 8th