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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

Questions Answered

 

Q A How do I register for a class offered at Zandu Health Initiative?

Applications are accepted at any time and students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you are not able to come to the school in advance, your full payment or down payment can be made on-line securely via our registration page to reserve your seat.

On your first day of class, please bring a pen, paper and two forms of acceptable identification such as a driver’s license, government-issued identification, or other acceptable identification. Read more

Q A Which options are available for registration?

A prospective student may choose to register:

Q A How long is the Nursing Assistant Program?

There are a variety of class options.

Zandu Health Initiative (ZHI) offers Nursing Assistant classes as short as four (4) weeks and up to eight (8) weeks.

Class options may include days, evenings, and/or weekends. In addition, we offer the Blended/Online/Hybrid class.

Q A What is the location of the Face2Face class?

The address is 10800 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420. Click here to use Google Maps

Q A What programs are offered at Zandu Health Initiative?

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

Please bring a pen, paper and 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 to bring to class every day?

Bring a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. Read our Student Code of Conduct.

Q A Where do I get classroom textbook and classroom supplies?

A student receives a class textbook and nursing assistant kit on the first day of Face2Face. Additional fees for textbook and classroom supplies are listed in the class section of the class you registered. The Cost of Attendance is also available here

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

Our dress code is casual dress that is appropriate for a classroom setting. Students are not required to wear scrub uniforms to attend face2face class sessions. However, during clinicals, students wear navy blue scrubs and athletic shoes or non slip shoes.

Q A Do I need a high school diploma or HSE for the Nursing Assistant Program?

You do not need a high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED) to take the Nursing Assistant Program. However, a student needs to attain a passing score for the English Comprehension exam to enroll in the nursing assistant class.

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 Do you offer a flexible payment plan for tuition and fees?

Flexible payment plans vary depending on the program. The payment plan is arranged by the program advisor upon registration.

Q A I had a background check from my employer, can I use it to fulfill the Nursing Assistant Program requirement?

You must have another background check completed with Zandu Health Initiative according to the requirements from Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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 nurses and all other health licensing boards.

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

After a student completes 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.

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 How old do I have to be to register for the CNA Program?

The minimum age is 16 years of age or older to train as a Nursing Assistant Program.

Q A Will Zandu Health Initiative (ZHI) help me get a job after I complete the CNA Program?

Zandu Health Initiative (ZHI) helps with job placement to local healthcare facilities. Being in the facilities during clinical may help you in your job search, and also help you to determine if this is the career for you. Please complete the form here

You may also access employment resources such as the Career Center.

Q A Can I take the CNA Written and Skills tests on the same day upon completion of the program?

Yes. We have provided a listing of the State Exam sites for your review.

Q A Tuberculosis Screening

Minnesota law requires students to have tuberculosis screening completed prior to clinical. Please schedule appointment here

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 here.

Q A How do I contact a program advisor?

If you have additional questions and would prefer to come on campus, please schedule an appointment here or send us a message here

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