The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training program is a 90 clock hour program designed to be flexible and comprehensive at the same time. Enrollment is open to individuals ages 16 (with parental approval) and above looking to pursue a career as health care professionals. Being a CNA lays the foundation to a successful career in health care, and provides employment opportunities while completing degree programs in nursing or other medical professions. The curriculum includes the following core learning topics, in addition to the Kansas approved course curriculum:
- Safety in Patient Care Delivery
- Mobility Assistance Techniques
- Nutrition and Diet Education
- Care of Resident’s Space
- Body Mechanics and Human Anatomy
- Taking Vital Signs – Blood pressure, respiration, pulse – the manual way.
- Communication Skills in a Health care Setting
- Assisting Patient with Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
To enroll in the CNA course, the student must meet the following requirements:
- Current CPR/Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification from AHA (America Hearts Association)
- Current Negative TB record
- Social Security Card (SSN)
- State ID – Driver’s License or other approved IDs
- Two (2) Reference Letters from non-family members.
The course runs from two (2) to six (6) weeks in training including clinical skills, laboratory and skilled nursing facility practice opportunities under the guidance of certified instructors who are industry-experienced Registered Nurses. Students will have the option to select classes that suit their schedule. Upon completion of the CNA program, students will be awarded Certificate of Completion in line with the Kansas Board of Regents’ Regulations, and be ready to take the Kansas State Certified Nurse Aide Examination.
- 16 years and above – (age 16 & 17 with parental approval)
- State ID/SSN/CPR (BLS for Health Care Provider (AHA) – (We provide CPR training for additional fee).
- Admission interview/Complete Admission Package
- Negative TB Test Result (skin test, Chest X-Ray of blood work)
- Gait belt (sold onsite)
- Blood Pressure Kit/Stethoscope (sold onsite)
- Tuition – $745 (include a pair of scrub)
- $100 to hold your spot (non-refundable with no-show to class). Payment plan available only for the six (6) week’s classes.
- You may qualify for Kansas Workforce KHPOP, or MO Full Employment Council (FEC) financial assistance. Call us for more details.