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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 $11.40-11.70/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.

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 February 27.

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.

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:
March 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, April 1, 2, 6, 8.

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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