NextGeneration Nursing Assistant Training Program
The NextGeneration Nursing Assistant Training Program (NGNA) or the “NextGen” initiative began in Dec. 2021 when Governor Tim Walz invested $3.4 million of funding to provide free nursing assistant training to 1,000 individuals, covering the cost of instruction, scrubs, testing, and more. In 2022, over 1,300 Minnesotans were trained, including individuals trained through LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation’s OnTrack program.
In September of 2022, Governor Walz announced an additional $2.5 million investment to continue the state’s NGNA program. The new funding will allow the initiative to run until Feb. 2023 to recruit and train an additional 800 students.
Use our map to get connected with NextGen students
NGNA classes are offered at various times and dates from now until end of February 2023 at participating Minnesota State colleges and universities. Use our interactive map to find a NGNA training program near you. The map includes the contact information for each training program to help you get connected with NextGen students.
As employers, you can reach out to local training program contacts to discuss ways to connect with NextGen students. Example of employer connections can include employer presentations and panels, career fairs, promotion of local job openings, and tours. Watch our webinar (link below) to learn more!
Additional training programs and contacts will be added as additional training classes are scheduled.
NextGeneration Nursing Assistant Program: How Employers Can Engage with NextGen Students Webinar
Watch the webinar recording to learn about the NextGeneration Nursing program and how your organization can connect with NextGen students. This webinar is for employers who want to learn more about:
- The NGNA program, funding, timeline, and upcoming classes
- Upcoming opportunities to connect with future NextGen grads
- Best practices for recruiting and being an employer of choice for NextGen students
For questions, please contact Anna Mowry, Director of Workforce Solutions.
Use our interactive map to find a NextGeneration Nursing Assistant training program near you. The map includes the contact information for each training program to help you get connected with NextGen students. Additional training programs and contacts will be added as training classes are scheduled.