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CNA Classes in Kansas

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For some, the idea of leaving a job to become a student again can be very unnerving. It is important to choose an industry in which there will be available positions after graduation. If an individual is looking to make the move to a career that has a bright future ahead, he or she should consider Kansas CNA classes. This training will prepare one to provide support services to medical professionals in a variety of health care settings.

CNAs are able to work with doctors and nurses to enhance the quality of care they are able to provide to their patients. Many hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health facilities will only hire nursing assistants that are certified, so it's important to start training as soon as possible.

Becoming a CNA in Kansas

In Kansas, one must complete a state-accepted training program of a minimum of 75 hours, including at least 16 hours of supervised practical training in a clinical setting. Individuals must be trained in the following fields prior to working as a nurse aide:

  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills
  • Infection Control
  • Safety/Emergency Procedures
  • Promoting Independence
  • Respecting Patients' Rights
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Measuring/Recording Vital Signs/Height and Weight
  • Caring for the Patients' Environment
  • Recognizing/Reporting Abnormal Changes
  • Caring for Dying Patients
  • Personal Care Skills (Bathing, Positioning, Toileting,
  • Responding to Patient Behavior
  • Awareness of the Aging Process
  • Using Patients' Families as a Source for Emotional Support
  • Caring for those with Cognitive Imparities, Dementia, and Alzheimer's
  • Basic Restorative Services (Use of Assist Devices, Range-of-Motion Exercises, etc.)
  • Confidentiality
  • Alternatives to Restraint Use

After Completing Training

Once an individual has completed a nurse aide training program, he or she must take a competency exam. Those who are registered as CNAs in another state can request reciprocity and become a nurse aide in KS.

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Kansas CNA Certification

Kansas CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Kansas, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Kansas CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry. You will need to provide proof of at least 8 hours of employment within 24 months of your initial licensure to qualify for free license renewal.

Required Hours for Kansas CNA Certification

In Kansas, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Kansas CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Kansas, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Kansas CNA Licensing Resources

North Central Kansas Technical College

  • 3033 US 24 Hwy
    Beloit, KS 67420
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Neosho County Community College

Mount Joseph Senior Community

  • 1110 W 11th
    Concordia, KS 66901
    Programs: CNA

Council Grove Healthcare Center

Dodge City Community College

Holiday Resort

  • 2700 W 30th St
    Emporia, KS 66801
    Programs: CNA

Fort Scott Community College

Fredonia Regional Hospital

  • 1527 Madison Po Box 579
    Fredonia, KS 66736
    Programs: CNA

Garden City Community College

North Central Kansas Area Technical College

  • 2205 Wheatland Ave.
    Hays, KS 67601
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN

Highland Community College

  • P.O. Box 68
    Highland, KS 66035
    Programs: CNA

Independence Community College

Allen County Community College

  • 1801 N Cottonwood
    Iola, KS 66759
    Programs: CNA

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Trinity Career Institute

University of Kansas

  • 1450 Jayhawk Blvd
    Lawrence, KS 66045
    Programs: CNA

Kansas College of Nursing

  • 7721 Quivera Rd
    Lenexa, KS 66216
    Programs: CNA

SCCC Area Technical School

  • P.O. Box 1137
    Liberal, KS 67905
    Programs: CNA

Manhattan Area Technical College

Asbury Park

  • 200 SW 14th
    Newton, KS 67114
    Programs: CNA

Andbe Home

  • 201 W Crane St
    Norton, KS 67654
    Programs: CNA

JCCC Health Occupations Dept

  • 21201 W 152nd St
    Olathe, KS 66061
    Programs: CNA

Neosho County Community College

  • 226 Beech
    Ottawa, KS 66067
    Programs: CNA

Brookside Retirement Community

  • 700 W 7th St
    Overbrook, KS 66524
    Programs: CNA

Labette Community College

Pratt Community College

Salina Area Tech College

  • 2562 Centennial Rd
    Salina, KS 67401
    Programs: CNA

Nemaha Valley High School

  • 214 N 11th
    Seneca, KS 66538
    Programs: CNA

Mennonite Friendship Manor Inc

Washburn University

Good Samaritan Society

  • 2011 Grandview Dr
    Wamego, KS 66547
    Programs: CNA

Bethel House Training Institute

  • 3825 E Harry
    Wichita, KS 67208
    Programs: CNA

Midwestern College

  • 7607 E Harry
    Wichita, KS 67207
    Programs: CNA


  • 4601 E Douglas Ste 119
    Wichita, KS 67218
    Programs: CNA