North Dakota CNA Facts
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North Dakota requires 75 hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 16 hours of clinical experiences.
Summary: 75 training hours
North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) performs CNA testing in North Dakota. Qualifications for testing include:
- If you are currently employed by a nursing facility, you must complete a state-approved Certified Nurse Aide training program within four months of employment.
- If you are currently employed by a home health agency, you must complete home health aide training under the direction of a qualified instructor.
- If you are currently employed by a health care facility or another setting that is not a nursing facility or a home health agency, you must successfully complete a nurse aide training program under the direction of a qualified instructor.
You can review the Nurse Aide Training, Competency Evaluation, and Registry Administrative Rules for more information.
Note: For those employed by home health agencies or health care facilities or another setting that is not a nursing facility or a home health agency, there will be an applicable $25 non-refundable fee.
Summary: $250 testing fee
CNAs in North Dakota are required to renew their CNA certification every 2 years.
Renewal may not be charged a fee.
The requirements for renewal are:
- Candidate must have performed at least 8 hours of nursing or nursing-related services within a continuous 24-month period.
For more information on how to renew your nurse aide registry listing, you can click here.
Summary: May not be charged a fee
The employment outlook for CNAs in North Dakota is good. As of 2020, there are over 7,960 people are employed as CNAs and it is projected to grow by 10% by 2030 making it to 8,790 employees. It’s projected annual job openings between 2020 – 2030 is 1,090.
Summary: 10% projected growth
The average pay rate for CNAs in North Dakota is $32,167 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $29,316 and $35,520.