Minnesota Patient Care Technician

In Minnesota, Patient Care Technicians are required to be listed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. Certain basic criteria must be met first before applying.


Basic requirements for becoming a Nursing Assistant in Minnesota:

To become a Nursing Assistant, one must do the following:

  • Completing Nursing Assistant training and passing both written and skills exams

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Strong desire to help people
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good physical conditioning

You must also obtain national certification as a Patient Care Technician. We highly recommend seeking certification through the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Eligibility requirements to take an NHA certification exam:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Have completed a training program or have one year work experience in the field
  • Be at least 18 years of age

Note: The current fee for taking the exam is $149. Check with your PCT training program to see if this is included in your tuition and fees.

Minnesota Contact Information:
MN Nursing Assistant Registry
MN Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
P.O. Box 64501
St. Paul, MN 55164-0501
Phone: 651-215-8705
800-397-6124 (in state only)
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/profinfo/narinfo/aboutnar.html
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/directory/natrainingsites.cfm
http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/
http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/applicants/apply/apply-exam.jsp
http://i.nursegroups.com/nursing-article/minnesota-cna-certification-mn.html
http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/publist.cgi?st=00&ind=06
Test Sites: http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/070507.pdf


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