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

Masonic Homes Morning 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 at 6:45am. Clinical begins at 7:00am. In case you are unable to locate your instructor at the clinical site, please text or call Steve (952-479-0172) or Survival (612-524-9881). You may also call the Minnesota Masonic Homes 24 hour desk line at (952-948-7000) for additional guidance.

Clinical days

As confirmed in your booking calendar.

Important Documents to review

Please review the following documents:

Welcome document from Minnesota Masonic Homes, click here

Driving directions, click here 

Parking location, click here (please park in the Unity Entrance parking lot)

Please review Skill 6: Gown, Glove, and Bag Linen | click here

Masonic Homes Evening Clinical Guide Notes


 Minnesota Masonic Homes | 11501 Masonic Home Dr, Bloomington, MN 55437 | Phone: (952) 948-7000


Please park at the Unity Parking lot as indicated on the map here. Please, please drive around to find the Unity Parking entrance. The Dan Patch Parking lot is quite a distance to walk to the Education room (EG12) where we will be meeting. 


According to the confirmations from the booking schedule.


When you arrive at Masonic, please follow signs to Unity Entrance. Your goal will be to find the Unity Center 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 or text Survival at 612-298-8044.

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


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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


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.

Preparing for the Job Interview

So you’re a little nervous. Okay, you’re very nervous. That’s to be expected. Fortunately, there’s plenty of preparation you can do before the interview to boost your self-confidence and ensure you make the best first impression possible.

Keep in mind that a good interview is a win-win. Your goals are to learn more about the company, job and culture to see if they are a good fit for you, and to persuade the interviewer that you are the best candidate for the job. The interviewer’s goals are to promote the company and gather information about you. Everyone has something to gain from a good interview. The following tips will help make your interviews a success. 

Nail Down the Details

Double-check the interview time, location and the interviewer’s name and title. Scout out the address and parking options in advance.


Dress for Success

Plan to dress formally, in clean, properly-fitting business clothes. If you can, investigate acceptable business attire at the company and dress accordingly. Style your hair neatly. Make sure your shoes are clean and polished. Wear a watch and be conservative with your jewelry.

Do Your Homework

Conduct research about the company and the position you are interested in. Check the company’s website and annual report. Prepare questions you’d like to ask the interviewer about the company’s philosophy, aspects of the job you are applying for and what the company requires of its employees.

Prepare Your Answers

Give yourself a competitive edge by being able to provide well-organized, confident answers in the interview. You can prepare for many of the interview questions in advance by:

  • Reviewing your own experience and employers.
  • Reviewing your technical skills, so you can answer specific technical questions about your expertise. Assessing your strengths. Make a list of your strengths by category: Knowledge-based skills from education and experience; communication skills and other transferable skills you take to each job; and your unique personal attributes. Memorize several from each category based on the strengths your employer will need.
  • Examining your weaknesses. Make a list of your areas for improvement. Practice answers that minimize the area and focus on ways you handle that weakness.
  • Preparing your “elevator speech.” Have a short, concise response ready about reasons you want the job, and ways you can make a difference at the company.
  • Demonstrating your “fit” with short stories about your accomplishments.

Anticipate Positive/Negative and Neutral Questions

Practice listening carefully to whether a question prompts an automatic positive or negative response. Turn the negative and neutral questions into positive examples.

Positive Questions

  • What are your strengths?
  • What can you contribute to our company?
  • What are your most significant accomplishments?
  • Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
  • Why have you been successful?
  • Describe the ideal position for you.
  • Tell me about a situation in which you felt very effective on the job.
  • In what type of business environment do you function best?

Neutral Questions

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • How do you communicate with managers/peers/subordinates?
  • How do you handle pressure?
  • What are your salary requirements and expectations? (Give a range, not a specific figure. Leave room to negotiate after the position is offered. Make it clear that salary is not the main reason you are interested.)
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What is important for me to know about you?
  • What is the key thing you have learned in your management career?
  • How do you set priorities?

What NOT to Ask

  • Personal questions about your interviewers, such as how they got their job, or what they think of the company.
  • The interviewer’s opinion of a former employee.
  • Politics or religion, unless the position is of a political or religious nature.

Wait to ask about company retirement plans, vacations, bonuses and holidays until you have received an offer or are in the process of negotiating an offer.

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