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Our Mission

Ensuring Local Access to Quality Rural Health Care

Free Certified Nursing Assistant Course

Pine Technical & Community College is offering a FREE Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course in Moose Lake, MN as part of a state initiative to recruit, train and deploy new CNAs for Minnesota long-term care facilities. 


Course Description 

Working as a nursing assistant (NA) is an excellent stand-alone career or an excellent way to launch a nursing career. This program will prepare you with the knowledge and clinical skills to work in a variety of settings including nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities. NA training requires just a few weeks of time and provides the information and skills needed to become a Nursing Assistant on the Minnesota State Registry. 


Credit is earned toward PTCC's Nursing/Healthcare programs. A transportation stipend may be available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. 

Course Schedule 

Course Dates: 1/7/23 - 2/5/

     Saturdays & Sundays 


Location: Essentia Health Moose Lake Hospital 

4572 County Rd 61 

Moose Lake, MN 55767 

Contact Kathy Reid for more information at 320-629-4563 or


To register, please contact Di Abrahamsen at 320-629-5176 or This is a credit course and you must apply to the 

college. You will be sent step by step instructions on how to fill out the application online. 

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Our Commitment

Saving lives and restoring health is the passion and commitment that brought 18 Pine County cities and townships together to establish the North Pine Area Hospital District (Hospital District) in 1989. These community leaders recognized that fast access to rural health care often makes the life-saving difference.


It is with this passion to provide excellent health care services that the Hospital District built the new Pine Healthcare Campus. The health care services are being provided through a Hospital District lease agreement with Essentia Health.  Gateway Family Health Clinic and Thrifty White Pharmacy are providing the clinic and pharmacy services.

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