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Frequently Asked Questions 

The blended/online/hybrid combines online learning with face2face lab activities and clinical experience in a long-term care facility. It is as rigorous as our classroom instruction, with the benefit of online study. The blended/online/hybrid course splits the required time between the classroom and the Internet, resulting in a reduction of the amount of time spent in a physical classroom without losing total instructional time.

The online portion of the class is available 24/7 to each student during the enrollment period. Each student must complete assigned modules prior to attending the Face2Face sessions that correspond with the online information covered.

Students should be proficient in reading, writing and technical skills. Successful students in the online format recognize that a strong commitment to consistent participation, communication and completion of all the course work is critical to success. 

Please review additional frequently asked questions and answers below.

Q A Getting Started

Register online for the BLENDED/ONLINE/ HYBRID | Nursing Assistant Training | click here

Q A Pay the Tuition and Fees

Pay your tuition for the BLENDED/ONLINE/ HYBRID | Nursing Assistant Training. Flexible payment plans vary based on the program schedule.

Q A Create ZHI Student Account

Create a Zandu Health Initiative (ZHI) Student Account for online learning | click here.

You will confirm your account via the email that you provided when you created the ZHI Student Account.

Q A ZHI Student Account initial access " not enrolled to the course"

Once you have confirmed your ZHI Student Account via email, you may login to the account. You will automatically receive a notification that you can not enrol yourself into this course. Please note: A desiginated school official has to enroll you to the course you registered in order to view the online class content.

Student access to the online starts one day prior to the class start date. Specifically, for the BLENDED/ ONLINE/ HYBRID | Nursing Assistant Training - 2019, access to the course begins, Sunday at 4:00pm.

If by the start date of your course, your account is inactive or you are unable to view the online class content, please visit our contact us page. Click here for more information

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Q A I have a ZHI Student Account, now what?

Your next step is to download our mobile App (if you will be using your mobile device for the best experience):

If you are using an Android device, click link below:

Google PlayStore | Click here

If you are using an iOS device, click the link below:

Apple Store | Click here 

Enter the website onlinezhi.org in the section [Site address]

Q A Accessing the course content using ZHI Student Account...

The BLENDED/ONLINE/ HYBRID | Nursing Assistant Training is accessible on a desktop, laptop or mobile device. For the best learning experience, we recommend using our mobile App on a mobile device. Attendance will be taken online for blended classes during online meeting days. Your instructor will provide specific course policies and expectations.

Q A Face2Face Sessions...

Blended/Online Face2Face meetings with an instructor are three days [Fridays or Sundays] according to the class schedule approved by Program Coordinator/Director] from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
Location re: Face2Face meetings

10800 Lyndale Avenue South, Ste 114, Bloomington, MN 55420
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/EgA6XfpXCGK2

Attendance is required and recorded at scheduled in-class meetings for blended courses. Your instructor will provide specific course policies and expectations.

Q A Do I need to wear uniform to the Face2Face class?

Students are not required to wear scrub uniforms to attend the face2face class sessions. However, for clinicals, students MUST wear navy blue scrubs.

Q A What do I need to bring on the first day of Face2Face class?

Please bring two forms of acceptable identification such as a driver’s license, government-issued identification, or other acceptable identification. Read more 

If you made payment plan arrangements with a program advisor, please bring the completed and signed payment authorization form you received from the program advisor.

Q A What is a Background Study?

Minnesota law requires that any person who provides service involving direct contact with patients and residents at a healthcare facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have a background study completed. You need two forms of identification documents for the background study to be initiated. Click here for the acceptable forms of ID

After you complete your registration, please fill out the Background Data Collection form and bring it to class in order to begin the process to complete your background check. Background data collection form | click here

Q A Why do I need fingerprints for the Background Study?

In 2017, Minnesota became the 36th state to pass a law requiring a fingerprint-based criminal background check for nursing assistants and all other health licensing boards.

Q A Where do I go to be fingerprinted and photographed?

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has approved several locations throughout Minnesota. Click here to find DHS-approved fingerprint and photo locations

Q A What is Tuberculin Testing?

Testing for tuberculosis (TB) is mandatory for all students in this course. This testing may be done via a Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) or Mantoux Test, a TB Gold test (which is a blood draw from your provider), or a chest X-ray with a confirmation note from your doctor that you have no symptoms of TB. Zandu Health Initiative offers tuberculosis testing at a fee-for-service cost to the student. You will not be able to attend clinical unless this is complete. Please note that it often takes 2-3 days for results of any form of TB testing. You will need to have the TB test checked by a qualified Healthcare provider 2-3 days after the test.

Q A Clinical Dates

Clinical dates are provided on the class schedule. Please refer to the registration page.

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Q A What additional programs are offered at Zandu Health Initiative (ZHI)?

Zandu Health Initiative (ZHI) offers:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program
  • Trained Medication Aide (TMA) program
  • CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) program.
  • Mantoux screening, blood tests and chest x-rays for tuberculosis

Q A What if I have additional questions?

If you have additional questions about your registration status, class schedule, payment, please visit our contact us page. Click here for more information

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