Certified Nurse Aide

This course follows the guidelines of the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, which following up with taking the Kansas State Certified Nurse Aide examination. The Nurse Aide provides simple, basic nursing care to patients in either a nursing home or hospital setting. CNA’s are always under supervision of a licensed nurse. The course is a 90 clock hours which involves lectures, discussions, skills practice in our learning lab, and clinical experience in a nursing home.

Prerequisites for Certified Nurse Aide (90 clock hours)

The following items are required prior to enrollment:

  1. Copy of Driver’s License or valid photo identification
  2. Copy of Social Security Card
  3. Copy of Negative TB Skin Test (within last 6 months) or chest X-ray (within last 5 years)
  • CNA students will need to wear official school scrubs for class and for clinical. The instructor will provide you with dates ahead of time.

State Exam for Certified Nurse Aide

  • We will notify you of your state testing date and time. You must successfully pass the class before you are eligible to test.
  • The cost of the exam is $40.00, which is collected with your tuition payment. All fees are non-fundable once the course is completed. If you miss the exam, you will be responsible to pay a fee of $20.00 to reschedule with the State of Kansas.
  • YOU MUST BE ON TIME. The time and location of the exam will be provided for you on a testing form after you complete the class.
  • You must present two forms of identification; one must be picture identification, to the proctor at the test site.
  • You must be able to provide your social security number on the test for identification.
  • If you are late, or fail to appear for your scheduled test, you must call (785) 296-1250 to request a rescheduling form, which required an additional fee of $20.00. Kansas College of Nursing will not reschedule you if you miss your scheduled test date.
  • Each candidate has three attempts with 12 months from the beginning date of the course to successfully pass the state test.
  • Kansas State Exam is now a computerized test.
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