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  • Text or Call Us: 952-479-0172 
  • Email Us: info@zanduhealthinitiative.org      Open Hours: 0900 to 1600
  •  10800 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420

Masonic Morning Clinical Guide Notes

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 as indicated on the map hereThe Dan Patch Parking lot would be quite a distance to walk to the Unit that we are scheduled for clinical.

CLINICAL DAYS

According to your booking schedule. 


MEETING WITH EMPLOYEES AT MASONIC HOMES, BLOOMINGTON

When you arrive at Masonic, please follow signs to Unity Entrance. Your goal will be to find the Unity facility entrance door. Please feel free to mention that you are a nursing assistant student from ZANDU HEALTH INITIATIVE attending clinical. Alternatively, you can text or call me to update me of your location [Clinical Instructor, Steve Mandieka, 952-479-0172]. Just in case I do not have cell phone signal, please call the Masonic front desk number at 952-948-7000 and request to be directed to where students are meeting for clinical. You may also call Survival at 612-298-8044.

When you arrive, please expect to be screened at the 24 hour desk and receive one face mask and full face shield that you will keep for the entire two clinical days in a brown bag. After screening, each student will wash hands in the 24 hour community room and head down to the classroom on ground floor. We will then have COVID-19 rapid test and review the COVID-19 Infection Control guidelines. Please also take time to review: Skill 6: Gown, Glove, and Bag Linen here

Clinical rotations will be on D1, that is, D Building First Floor. 


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

  • Eyewear or Face Shield
  • Athletic shoes (sneakers | no open shoes);
  • Transfer belt will be available at the facility (you do not need to bring your own);
  • 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;
  • Shoulder length hair must be secured back away from face.
  • Navy blue uniform
  • Student ID/Name Badge must be visible to residents and staff

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 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 two days to successfully and the virtual clinical assignment to 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.

 

Spring 2021 State Exam

Nursing Assistant Training - State Exam Registration Resources

Please find more information below 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 | All the State Exam Sites in Minnesota

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 LakeAll the State Exam Sites in Minnesota

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

 

Fall 2020 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 | All the State Exam Sites in Minnesota

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 LakeAll the State Exam Sites in Minnesota

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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