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.