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  • Email Us: info@zanduhealthinitiative.org      Open Hours: 0900 to 1600
  •  10800 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420

Masonic Homes Clinical Intro

You are almost done with the course, hooray! Classroom done! Now onto clinical...

Please refer to the linked documents before clinical. Steve plans to be at Minnesota Masonic Homes on Monday, February 17th at 3:15pm. Clinical begins at 3:30pm. In case you are unable to locate your instructor at the clinical site, please text or call
Steve (952-479-0172) or Survival (612-298-8044)

Clinical days - February 17, 18 and 19th  (Mon - Tues - Wed - from 3:30pm - 9:30pm).

Please review the following documents:

Welcome document from Minnesota Masonic Homes, click here

Driving directions, click here 

Parking location, click here

Please note

  • Unless you have discussed with me regarding absent time in advance, please remember you must attend all three days to receive completion certificate. Make up will be arranged the following clinical cohort on space available basis.
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Masonic Homes Evening Clinical Guide

LOCATION

 Minnesota Masonic Homes | 11501 Masonic Home Dr, Bloomington, MN 55437 | Phone: (952) 948-7000https://www.mnmasonichomes.org/

PARKING

Please park at the Unity Parking lot or the Dan Patch Hall parking.

CLINICAL DAYS

Monday | February 17th, 2020 | 3:30pm - 9:30pm    ||    Tuesday | February, 18th, 2020 | 3:30pm - 9:30pm   ||   Wednesday | February 19th, 2020 | 3:30pm - 9:30pm 


MEETING WITH EMPLOYEES AT MASONIC HOMES, BLOOMINGTON

When you arrive at the facility entrance door, try to locate the Unity Entrance receptionist or request a Masonic Home employee to direct you to the Unity Center Receptionist desk. Feel free to mention that you are a nursing assistant student from ZANDU HEALTH INITIATIVE attending clinical. Students at clinical often meet first at the Unity Entrance then proceed with the instructor to the D Building - 3rd Floor Family room. In case you find your way to the D Building - 3rd Floor Family room, you can text me that you are there. Alternatively, you can text or call me to update me of your location in the building [Clinical Instructor, Steve Mandieka, 952-479-0172]. You may also call [Clinical Instructor, Survival at 612-298-8044]


CONFIDENTIALITY (HIPAA)

Minnesota Masonic Homes Confidentiality Policy: No cell phone usage (texts/making calls/taking photos) when providing cares to residents/patients. We strictly abide with this policy at CLINICAL. If found using your cell phone, we will enforce this policy in accordance to the School Code of Conduct.

DRESS CODE

  • Navy blue uniform | Student ID/Name Badge must be visible to residents and staff | Athletic shoes (sneakers | no open shoes) | transfer belt will be available at the facility (you do not need to bring your own)
  • Shoulder length hair must be secured back away from face.
  • Please have short nails 1/4-inch-long (no artificial nails)
  • Hoodies, fanny packs or sun glasses should NOT be worn when providing care to residents.

MEALS | LUNCH | DINNER

  • Breaks are assigned by your instructor. Usually, a student takes a break at the same time with assigned nursing assistant. Please bring your own boxed lunch or snack. Refrigerator and microwave are available for use. A vending machine with pop and snacks is also available. Alternatively, you may also choose to buy food at nearby restaurants. Use the facility address to search for restaurants

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Travel light: If you bring any purses/books/skills kit, bags or phone along, please bring a lock to lock your items.

PATIENT/RESIDENT CARE ASSIGNMENTS

Clinical instructor or nurse manager will assign you to shadow a staff member. You will observe followed by active participation in the care of residents. The required outcome at clinical is the student will progress to independence with resident care in the three clinical days. Often, you will work with the same group of residents or the same resident assistant (RA) all three days. However, the instructor may modify assignments each clinical day depending on staff availability and student needs.

PLEASE NOTE: You must complete all three days to successfully pass your clinical experience. Plan to be on time to report to clinical. In addition, you may not leave early from the clinical site without instructor permission.

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COA - Tuition and Fees

ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE 

# REQUIREMENTS FEES
1  Tuition and Fees $800
2  Nursing Assistant Textbook $30
3  Nursing Assistant Kit $30
4  ZHI Student ID Card  $20 
5  Background Study | Read more $30
6  Fingerprinting and photograph fees payable to fingerprinting site $9.10
7  Uniform (Navy Blue) - Discounts available | Click here   $30 - 39
8  Onsite Tuberculosis | Mantoux Screening | Chest X-ray | Read more   $30 - 99
9  State Exam Fees Payable to a Technical or Community College  $166 - 213 
 10 Parking | Internet | Student Lounge | Career Counseling | Job Placement  FREE 

Reimbursement for Tuition and Fees: Both federal and state law require Medicare-certified health care facilities to reimburse nursing assistants for the cost of their training and testing if they meet the following conditions:

  1. The nursing assistant has received a job offer from the facility within 12 months of completing the training and testing. The facility is not obligated to reimburse the nursing assistant if more than 12 months have passed since completion of training and testing.
  2. The nursing assistant has not already been reimbursed by another facility. Reimbursement must be made by the first facility where the nursing assistant is employed 90 days from the date of the job offer.
  3. The nursing assistant has not quit or been terminated within 90 days of the job offer.
  4. The nursing assistant has actually paid for the cost of training and testing him/herself. It is important to keep all receipts, as the facility is not required to reimburse the nursing assistant without proof that he or she paid for the training and materials.

Nursing assistants must be reimbursed for the following expenses:

  1. Tuition and mandatory fees and insurance
  2. Required textbooks and supplies
  3. Uniforms and shoes that are required for the clinical experience
  4. Mileage: To be reimbursed, the student must have kept mileage records and must request reimbursement.
  5. Cost of the State Competency Exam: The facility is required to reimburse the student for the cost of the test and up to two retakes. (If either portion of the test is not passed in three attempts, the nursing assistant must retake the nursing assistant course).
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Fall 2019 State Exam

Nursing Assistant Training - State Exam 

Please find more information about the state exam.

Q A What are the schedules and locations of the State Exam?

You can either register in-person or online. Click the links below to learn more about the registration process for each specific program:

Anoka | Brooklyn Park | Eden Prairie | St. Paul | Minneapolis | RosemountWhite Bear Lake 

Technical and Community Colleges within the metro area: 

Anoka Ramsey and Technical College, Anoka | Hennepin Tech, Brooklyn Park | Hennepin Tech, Eden Prairie | St. Paul College | Minneapolis College, Minneapolis | Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount | Century College, White Bear Lake 

Q A How much does it cost?

You will be required to submit two (2) fees for testing:

1. Administrative Fee. You will be required to pay the Technical College a fee for administering the examination. Contact your local Technical College to determine how much this fee is and the method of payment.

2. NNAAP and NA/HHA Examination Fees. The fees listed below have been established for the NNAAP and NA/HHA Examinations in Minnesota.

NNAAP Written Examination & Skills Evaluation  both  $64
NNAAP Oral Examination & Skills Evaluation  both  $64
NA/HHA Written Examination & Skills Evaluation  both  $64
NA/HHA Oral Examination & Skills Evaluation  both  $64
Written (or Oral) Examination ONLY NNAAP or NA/HHA  retest  $42
Skills Evaluation ONLY  retest  $22

Q A Search State Exam Sites by City

You can either register in-person or online. Most colleges are in-person registration. Click the links below:

Anoka | Brooklyn Park | Eden Prairie | St. Paul | Minneapolis | RosemountWhite Bear Lake 

Technical and Community Colleges within the metro area: 

Anoka Ramsey and Technical College, Anoka | Hennepin Tech, Brooklyn Park | Hennepin Tech, Eden Prairie | St. Paul College | Minneapolis College, Minneapolis | Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount | Century College, White Bear Lake 

Q A How do I register for the State exam?

You can register:

  • ONLINE
  • WALK-IN

REVIEW THE LINKS BELOW:

You can either register in-person or online. Most colleges are in-person registration. Click the links below:

Anoka | Brooklyn Park | Eden Prairie | St. Paul | Minneapolis | RosemountWhite Bear Lake 

Technical and Community Colleges within the metro area: 

Anoka Ramsey and Technical College, Anoka | Hennepin Tech, Brooklyn Park | Hennepin Tech, Eden Prairie | St. Paul College | Minneapolis College, Minneapolis | Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount | Century College, White Bear Lake 

Q A What do I need to bring at the State Exam?

Candidates are required to bring two (2) forms of current, not expired, official signature bearing identification to the test site.

One form of identification must be photo bearing. Photo copies will NOT be accepted.

Examples of proper identification include current, not expired:

  • Driver's license
  • Passport
  • State-issued identification card
  • Alien registration card
  • Signed Social Security Card
  • Credit Card

Q A Do I need to wear uniform to the State Exams?

CANDIDATE VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

You will need to act as a candidate volunteer for another nurse aide’s Skills Evaluation and play the role of a nursing home patient (client). The evaluator will give you verbal instructions that will describe how you should act in performing the role of the client.

You must wear flat, slip-on, non-skid shoes, a loose-fitting top with short sleeves that can be rolled up to the shoulder, or tank top, and loose fitting pants that can be rolled up. You will be required to put a gown on over your clothing. In no case may candidates remove clothing down to undergarments. Prior to beginning the exam, you should inform the evaluator of any food or latex allergy or sensitivity to skin soaps or lotion. Any limitations to range of motion must also be communicated to the evaluator prior to the start of the skills examination.

For infection control purposes, you should not come to the test site with open areas/sores on the skin. Candidates with any open areas or sores on their skin should reschedule their skills test to a later date after their skin fully heals.

Q A What if I have additional questions?

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

 

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ZHI | Evening Clinical Intro

You are almost done with the course, hooray! Classroom done! Now onto clinical...

Please refer to the linked documents before clinical. Survival plans to be at Presbyterian Homes Castle Ridge on Monday, December 9th at 1545 (3:45pm). Clinical begins at 4:00pm. In case you are unable to locate me at the clinical site, please text or call
Steve (952-479-0172) or Survival (612-298-8044)

Clinical days - December 9th, 10th and 11th (Mon - Tues - Wed - from 4:00pm - 10:00pm).

Please review the following documents:

Welcome document from Presbyterian Castle Ridge, click here

Driving directions, click here 

Parking location, click here {Castle Ridge Employee parking is across from FIVE GUYS} 

Please note

  • Unless you have discussed with me regarding absent time in advance, please remember you must attend all three days to receive completion certificate. Make up will be arranged the following clinical cohort on space available basis.
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ZHI | Morning Clinical Intro

You are almost done with the course, hooray! Classroom done! Now onto clinical...

Survival plans to be at Presbyterian Homes Castle Ridge on Monday, February 24th at 0645 (6:45am). Clinical begins at 7:00am. In case you are unable to locate me at the clinical site, please text or call
Steve (952-479-0172) or Survival (612-298-8044).

Clinical days - February 23rd, 24th and 25th (Mon - Tues - Wed - 7:00am - 2:00pm)

Please review the following:

Welcome document from PresHomes Castle Ridge, click here

Driving directions, click here 

Parking location, click here {Castle Ridge Employee parking is across from FIVE GUYS} 

Please note

  • Unless you have discussed with me regarding absent time in advance, please remember you must attend all three days to receive completion certificate. Make up will be arranged the following month as needed.
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Hire Our Graduates

Our Graduate Hire Program

We want to thank you in advance and assure you that hiring a Zandu Health Initiative (ZHI) graduate is always the right decision. We are confident our graduate referrals have infinite potential to deliver quality care. As an employer of one of our graduates we consider you to be a partner. 

To learn more about the Zandu Health Initiative Graduate Hire Program click here to complete the Partnership Form to be added to our partnership database. 

Why a Graduate Quality Guarantee Program?

We strongly believe in the great service we provide not only to our graduates but to the employment community in general. We are invested in changing the lives of our graduates and to positively impacting the quality of the workforce worldwide.

We know that in today’s economy employers have an abundance of employee applicants from which to choose from and we want employers to invest in our graduates and thus invest in us. Investments require trust and we hope to cement that trust by putting it in writing that your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Steve Mandieka | Program Administrator | text or call: 952.479.0172 | 10800 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420

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