Course Detail: NATH - Nurse Assistant Theory (Online)

This course is ideal for facilities looking to change or establish a hybrid formal 75-hour nurse assistant training program.

For this class, students will complete 43 hours of nurse assistant theory coursework through Blackboard Ultra ( over a period of four (4) weeks. Each week's assignments become available on Mondays. Assignments for the week are due on Sundays. Coursework is completed as students have time during the week. Students do not need to log into class at any designated times. An experienced RN instructor is available to answer questions, will provide feedback on assignments, and encourages student learning.

Online course access will be available beginning 4:00PM CST on the first day of class. Students who already have access to Blackboard will use their current login credentials to access the course. All others will be provided a temporary login ID and password (please watch your email for instructions). Students will be expected to complete and document a minimum of 43 hours of coursework during the four (4) weeks of online theory.

Units of study are introduction to long-term care, communication, infection control, safety, anatomy, physiology of aging, nutrition, skin care, and basic skills (personal care, transferring, positioning, vital signs, elimination, bed making).

A final exam will be issued towards the end of the course. Students who pass the final exam (75% or greater is required) and complete all online coursework requirements (earning a grade of 80% or greater) will earn a certificate of training.

Students will need access to a laptop or desktop computer to complete coursework. Blackboard is mobile-friendly, however some aspects of coursework may require a PC to complete. Students will be required to create videos, and will need to be able to upload and download files from Blackboard. Students will need internet and email access for this course.

Please note that lab and clinical (required portions of a state-approved 75-hour Nurse Assistant Training Program) are not included in this course. These components must be provided by the student's facility with advance approval from the North Dakota Department of Health to utilize this course as part of their 75-hour training program. Students registering for this course must have prior approval from their employer to register for this course. Facilities looking to utilize this course in combination with lab and clinical components at their facility to gain state approval for a hybrid Nurse Assistant Training Program should reach out to David Steffen, TrainND Northeast Director, at 701-662-1593 or for more information.

NOTE: As of July 1, 2024, individuals will no longer be able to challenge the state CNA exam in North Dakota with no training or having only partially completed training. Individuals will be required to successfully complete a state-approved 75-hour Nurse Aide Training Program to be eligible to take the state CNA exam. Taking only this 43-hour course will not qualify students to take the state CNA exam.

Books are included in the course fee and will be mailed within a week prior to the class start date.

Minimum Age
Students must be 15 years of age by the start date of the course.

English as a Second Language Students
ESL students are highly recommended to take an English assessment exam prior to registration. Information about TOEFL testing availability can be found here:

Felony Disclosure
According to ND Administrative Code 33-43-01-03 and 33-43-01-22, CNA class applicants with a history that includes conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualification, functions, or duties of a certified nurse aide, home health aide, nurse aide, or medication assistant may not be allowed to begin the training program or take the state certification exam without providing specific information relating to their background, criminal history, or impairment. As arrest, conviction, plea, or adjudication that occurred as a juvenile or through juvenile court authorities also applies.

Students must complete a criminal history questionnaire at the time of enrollment in the course. All information disclosed will be reviewed by TrainND Northeast and, if necessary, by the North Dakota Department of Health before students will be allowed to begin class.

Students who have had a prior felony charge may want to inquire with the North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry regarding their eligibility to work as a CNA prior to registering for training.

For more information contact the North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry:
1720 Burlington Drive, Suite A
Bismarck, ND 58504-7736
Phone:  701-328-2353
Fax:  701-328-1890

Registration & Cancellation Policy
Registration for this course will close 5 days prior to the course start date. Books and a copy of the course syllabus will be mailed to students beginning 7 days prior to the course start date.

Cancellation more than 5 days prior to start of training results in a 25% cancellation fee based on the class fee. Cancellation 5 days or less to the start of training results in no refund.

Lake Region State College is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, national origin, veteran's status, marital status, political belief or affiliation, and economic or perceived social status in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, education programs or other related activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to Sandi Lillehaugen, Human Resource Director, Lake Region State College, 1801 N. College Drive; Office #120, Devils Lake, ND 58301, (701) 662-1543 or the Office of Civil Rights/HHS, 1961 Stout Street, Room 08-148, Denver, CO 80294. The Office of Civil Rights also can be reached by calling (800) 368-1019, faxing (202) 619-3818, TDD (800) 537-7697 or by emailing LRSC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request an accommodation or to request this document in an alternate format, please contact Sandi Lillehaugen, Human Resource Director, Lake Region State College, 1801 N. College Drive; Office #120, Devils Lake, ND 58301, (701) 662-1543, One-week advance notice appreciated.

 Session Information: P24JL-NATH-01V

Schedule: Students will complete four (4) weeks of online coursework starting July 1 and ending July 28, 2024. The course will be accessible via Blackboard ( beginning at 4:00PM on the first day of class. Students will not be able to view nor access the course content in Blackboard until after 4:00PM Central Time.
Only 11 days left to register!
Times: 12:00am-11:59pm CDT
Regular (Includes textbooks) : $395.00


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Online, ND 00000
(701) 662-1527