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Nursing Assistants

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

Also known as

Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Nurses' Aide, Nursing Aide, Nursing Assistant, State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Certified Medication Aide (CMA)


The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
Postsecondary non-degree award



Demand 5 / 5
10-Year Growth 4.4%
10-Year Openings 38,522


People in this occupation tend to earn between $14.90 to $19.29 per hour

Cost of Living

A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.

Daily Work Activities

  • Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables.
  • Assist patients with daily activities.
  • Record vital statistics or other health information.
  • Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
  • Monitor patients to detect health problems.

Licensing Information

No licenses found for this occupation.

Certification Information

Some employers may require an occupational certification to work in this career.

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