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Build a CNA Pipeline with OnTrack

On July 7, 2022 by Anna Mowry

LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation's OnTrack, powered by EduCare, is an online hybrid model of nursing assistant training specifically designed for aging services.

CNA Training Lockout Bill Introduced in US Senate

On July 7, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran

On June 13, US Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced S.4381, the Ensuring Seniors' Access to Quality Care Act, which would address the "CNA lockout" that's contributing to the long-term care staffing crisis across the country.

OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training Now Updated with Tips for Testing with Headmaster

On June 16, 2022 by Anna Mowry

In honor of CNA week, we are excited to announce that OnTrack recently released the most up-to-date nursing assistant training curriculum to align with new Headmaster state testing!

OnTrack – Updated Curriculum Coming in June!

On May 26, 2022 by Anna Mowry

In early June, OnTrack will release the most up-to-date nursing assistant training curriculum to align with new Headmaster state testing!

MDH Provides Further Clarification and Pathways for Staff Working Under Nurse Aide Waiver

On May 19, 2022 by Anna Mowry

On June 6, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will terminate the COVID-19 waiver that has allowed basic care aides and caregivers to serve seniors without being on the Nursing Assistant Registry.

Use OnTrack to Transition Caregivers to Registered Nursing Assistants

On April 28, 2022 by Anna Mowry

A critical COVID-19 waiver allowing Basic Care Aids to serve seniors through the pandemic is expiring; caregivers must be on the Nursing Assistant Registry by Oct. 6.

State Surpasses Goal of Recruiting 1,000 Certified Nursing Assistants

On March 31, 2022 by Lori Meyer

As long-term care settings face staffing shortages throughout the state, Governor Walz set a goal in Dec. 2021 to recruit and train 1,000 new certified nursing assistants (CNAs) through the Next Generation Nursing Assistant initiative. On Tuesday, Governor Walz joined CNAs and other health care professionals at St. Paul College to announce the initiative surpassed its goal.

Next Generation Nursing Assistant Training Program Advances

On February 17, 2022 by Lori Meyer

The Next Generation Nursing Assistant Training Program has successfully recruited over 1000 individuals into its no-cost training programs throughout the state. Providers should begin to position themselves to connect with students as they complete their training in the upcoming weeks.

1000+ New CNAs: State Launches New Pipeline Initiative to Help Alleviate Workforce Concerns

On December 9, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

This week, Gov. Tim Walz announced a new initiative to recruit, train, and deploy at least 1,000 new certified nursing assistants for Minnesota long-term care facilities experiencing staffing shortages by the end of January. LeadingAge Minnesota and our Long-Term Care Imperative played a critical role in advocating for this initiative.

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