A program meant to recruit over a thousand certified nursing assistants in Minnesota is being considered a success. The state has brought nearly 13-hundred certified nursing assistant through a new tuition-free training program over the past few months. Officials launched the initiative in January as a way to deal with staffing shortages in long-term care facilities and veterans homes. Governor Tim Walz set the initial recruiting goal in January, which was reached this month. The initiative was funded by three-point-four million dollars from the federal American Rescue Plan.
Minnesota Exceeds CNA Recruiting Goal
By Ashley Hanley|2022-03-30T06:29:45-05:00March 30th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!