Benedictine Health System

(507) 454-3621

Become a Nursing Assistant

Saint Anne Training Center provides a 75 hour and a 120 hour Minnesota state approved nurse aide training program designed to educate capable, compassionate nursing assistants. Our course content focuses on clinical skills needed to provide high quality care as well as underlying principles upon which those skills are based. Emphasis is placed on the development of health care professionals who demonstrate clinical competency as well as a basic understanding of current issues related to the care of the elderly. We encourage any adult (16 years of age and older) who has an interest in caring for our aging population to apply to this program. Our focus on adult learners makes this course well suited to high school, college or return to work candidates.

Class Schedule

 **Please note as of July 10, 2017 the 75 hour class will increase to $650.00 and the 120 hour class will increase to $900.00** 

  • July 10-31, 2017-75 hour– Day Class

Max 20 Students

July 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25

Class times: 7:00a-1:30p

Clinicals: July 26, 27, 31 6:30a-12:30p


  • August 2-23, 2017—75 Hour-Day Class

Max 20 Students

Aug 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 Class times: 7a-1:30p

Clinicals: Aug 21, 22, 23—6:30a-12:30p

  • Aug. 28-Sept. 18 , 2017—75 Hour-Evening Class Max 10 Students

Aug 28, 29, 30, 31 Sept. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18 Class times:: 3p-8p

Clinicals: Sept. 19, 20, 21-3-8:30p


  • Sept 29-Oct 13, 2017 - 75 Hour Weekend Classes Max 10 Students

Sept 29, 30, Oct. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13 6:30a-3:30p Clinicals : Oct 14 & 15— 6:30a-3:30p



Class & Registration Information

Classes are held in the WKM Properties Building at 902 East 2nd Street - Suite 328, Winona, MN. Course registrants will receive an email with specific instructions about the class. Clinical training will take place at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare.

Upon completion of this course the participant will qualify to take the state exam for certification as a Nursing Assistant. The web address to register on line for the state exam is

Information on the pass/fail rates for the state exam for nursing assistant certification (including for Saint Anne Training Center) can be found under the "Training Program Test Data" link on this website:

Tuition fee: The full tuition fee is $600.00 for the 75 hour class and $850 for the 120 hour class.

A non-refundable registration fee of $100.00 or $150.00 is due at the time of sign up. The balance of the tuition fee (cash or check) is payable no later than one week before the first day of class to the business office of Saint Anne Extended Healthcare, 1347 West Broadway ~ Winona, MN 55987.

The 120 hour class is transferrable to Wisconsin.

To register please come to Saint Anne Extended Healthcare at 1347 West Broadway, Reception desk, Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. For questions regarding course content or registration procedure, please call the classroom information line at 507-494-5113.

*Attention Registrants under the age of 18: The Child Protection Agency prohibits students under the age of 18 from operating any kind of mechanical lift. Operating a mechanical lift is often a requirement for employment in skilled nursing facilities including Saint Anne of Winona.

Instructors: Jenna Barkeim, RN, Kathy Jarvinen, RN, BSN, Kimberly Nahrgang, RN and Elizabeth Hoffmaster, RN, BSN

Saint Anne Training Center - 507-474-4980. 

Click the links below to see Saint Anne Training Center brochures:


  Summer-Fall 2017


Saint Anne of Winona 1347 West Broadway, Winona, MN 55987 (507) 454-3621