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Nursing Assistant ICC Satellite Program - PRNU1101

Looking for something more than a job? Want to make a difference in people's lives? Consider becoming a certified nursing assistant in the Bigfork Valley Communities. Positions start at $11.66-11.94/hour and will provide a great way to enter a health care career. All ages are welcome; a desire to assist elders in our elder-centered environment is essential.

Call JoAnne Jacobson at (218) 743-4243 or email her at for more information regarding this course and about this rewarding field.

Start toward a career in health care with this 3 credit college course. The class will begin April 7.  Grant dollars are available for students 18 and over to help cover course costs. Contact Sarah Lee at (218) 322-2329.

Take the first step!
Apply online at Itasca Community College at:

This ICC Satellite Program requires that you apply online before registering. Online applications must be completed by April 1. Call William Marshall at (218) 322-2340 for assistance in completing the online application.

Please allow 24 hours for your online application to process before calling Connie Budrow, (218) 322-2327, to register. When calling to register please reference Bigfork Nursing Assistant class.

Need help? Come to the Bigfork Valley Human Resources office on Wednesday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m. for onsite application help.

Credits: 3

Course: Nursing Assistant

Course Number: PRNU 1101

Costs associated with this course:

Tuition/Fees: $600.15
Books/Worksheets/Misc.: $87.00
OBRA (state test) ICC Program: $150.00*
Total cost: $857.15

* Non ICC Program state test fee: $160.

In addition, students need to budget for uniform and appropriate shoes. The approximate cost of these items is $50-$60 for uniforms and $25-$50 for shoes.

There are grants available for this program to help pay for course costs for applicants 18 and over.
Please call Sarah Lee at Itasca Community College, (218) 322-2329 for more information.

Classroom schedule:
April 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28
May 11, 12, 13

Time: 3:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Test: TBA

Educational offerings:

Bigfork Valley Education Department offers a variety of classes open to the public and classes contracted by a client. Classes may be offered onsite or offsite at the client's location.

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Special Transportation Services
    • Passenger assistance
    • Abuse prevention
    • First Aid
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner (8 hour)
  • Introduction to Validation (2 hour)
  • Trained Medication Assistant (TMA)
  • Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide (98 hour)
  • Nursing Aide II
  • Home Health Aide Competency Testing

For more information, contact JoAnne at

258 Pine Tree Drive / Bigfork, Minnesota 56628 / 218-743-3177


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