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To: Governor Walz, office of higher education, MN HealthForce

Stop MN from Killing Training Businesses

Please contact your senators, representatives and governor Walz demanding to rescind or modify recent legislation titled: "Next Generation Nursing" that was passed and will directly harm small businesses AND healthcare providers. Quite frankly this legislation seems borderline illegal, certainly immoral and we can no longer stand by passively.

The Next Generation Nursing Assistant Program has good goals, but sorely misses the mark by taking taxpayer funds to cut out private service providers of life-saving training. Please inform your legislatures and our state government that we will not stand by and let the state use tax-payer funds to cut out small business.

Why is this important?

It starts with a handful of people and small businesses that the state government thinks it can cut out and run out of business, but where will it stop? They can not be allowed to get away with unfairly competing with small business in the state and causing more problems.

How it will be delivered

We rely on YOU to get the word out! Contact these below. Inform them to fix the Next Generation Nursing Assistant training:

Valerie DeFor
[email protected] |

Dennis W. Olson Jr. Commissioner
Minnesota Office of Higher Ed
O:651-259-3900 F: 651-642-0675
[email protected]



2023-12-06 15:01:33 -0500

After multiple attempts we have had to seek legal action and are filing in federal (and probably then state) court. Learn more at

2023-09-28 16:59:10 -0400

100 signatures reached

2023-09-21 11:32:23 -0400

50 signatures reached

2023-09-07 21:35:51 -0400

25 signatures reached

2023-09-01 19:32:01 -0400

10 signatures reached

2023-09-01 19:25:26 -0400

Name of this program is: Next Generation Nursing Assistant “no barriers” training and the point person for it is below. This will be the 3rd round of it and it will run private training companies out of business making this an extremely dangerous and counter-productive bill:
Valerie DeFor | she, her, hers
Executive Director Minnesota State HealthForce Center of Excellence
507-535-2510 office 507-429-6652 cell [email protected] |

It seems to stem from the office of higher education headed by:
Dennis W. Olson Jr. Commissioner
Minnesota Office of Higher Education 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350 Saint Paul, MN 55108 O:651-259-3900 F: 651-642-0675
[email protected]

2023-08-30 11:55:21 -0400

Please reach out to [email protected] to join the cause or learn more