Nurse Aide Training Programs in Kentucky
In the state of Kentucky Nurse Aides are often referred to as Certified Nurse Aides (CNA), however, the correct title for this profession is State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA). To become a State Registered Nurse Aide in Kentucky there are three steps.
CNA Training in Kentucky
The first step is to find and complete a state approved Nurse Aide training. These programs are offered at career and technical training centers, long-term care facilities, community colleges, the American Red Cross and some other facilities around the state of Kentucky. A list of the Louisville and Lexington facilities offering Nurse Aide training classes can be found below along with contact information for Kentucky Healthy Choices, who can provide additional information for other areas of the state.
The approved Nurse Aide training programs in Kentucky are required to be a minimum of 75 clock hours in duration with at least 16 hours spent in a supervised clinical training environment. The Nurse Aide classes are designed to prepare students for the state required competency exam for Nurse Aides as well as for professional practice as an SRNA in hospitals, home health care, medical offices, assisted living facilities, hospice, long-term care facilities and mental health facilities. Online Nurse Aide training programs are also offered and approved by the state. The American Red Cross in Kentucky offers one such online option in addition to their classroom based program. Find the American Red Cross Kentucky Chapter contact information below.
CNA Exam in Kentucky
The second step is to successfully pass the Kentucky Nurse Aide competency evaluation/exam. This is a two part exam, a written component and a skills evaluation component. The Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) is the only provider of Nurse Aide testing in the state (Contact: 877-528-2748).
Getting Listed on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry
The third step is to be listed on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in association with the Kentucky Board of Nursing maintains the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry. After successfully passing the competency exam/evaluation, Nurse Aides are added to the Registry and eligible to use the title State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA).
The CNA or SRNA position is often a stepping stone to other positions in the health care field, such as a Registered Nurse, a Licensed Practical Nurse or a health care administrator. In fact, the admissions requirements for the Bluegrass Community & Technical College system registered nursing and licensed practical nursing programs include proof of active status on the State Nurse Aide Registry or documentation of successful completion of a minimum 75 hour nursing assistant course within the last three years. This requirement must be satisfied prior to enrolling in the first nursing class. This means that if you are interested in pursuing a nursing career in Kentucky you will need to complete an approved Nurse Aide training. Learn more about LPN programs in Kentucky.
According to the Workforce Kentucky Occupational Explorer, an SRNA in Kentucky makes a median annual salary of $22,000 or a median hourly wage of $10.56. Occupational projections done by Workforce Kentucky show 23% job growth for the SRNA and related positions, which is quite a bit higher than the Bureau of Labor Statistics national projections for this position. This appears to be an opportune time to be researching Nurse Aide programs and taking the first step toward entering this career.
You might also be interested in the Medical Assisting Programs in Kentucky. This is another rapidly growing health care profession that can lead to more advanced health care career opportunities. Learn about the schools offering medical assistant programs as well as job outlook and salary information for the Medical Assistants in the state of Kentucky.
Approved Nurse Aide Training in Kentucky
|American Red Cross
Classroom and Online Nurse Aide Training
|ATA Career Education
|Kentucky Health Care Training
|Wisdom & Health Institution
|Jefferson Community and Technical College
Classroom and Online SRNA training offered
|Kentucky Community & Technical College System
Statewide online Nurse Aide training
Contact: Victoria Tolbert: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Emergency Medical Training Professionals
|KY Health Training, LLC
2 week courses & an Online Nurse Aide Class option
Lexington, KY & Georgetown, KY Campuses
|Healthcare Careers & Services of the Bluegrass
|Bluegrass Nurse Aide Training Center
|Bluegrass Community & Tech College (KCTCS)
Leestown Road, Lexington, KY
|Bluegrass Community & Tech College (KCTCS)
Nurse Aide Training
Campuses: Winchester, Lawrenceburg, Danville
|WKCTC Nursing Assistant Program
Thompson Education Center
2415 South 25th Street
Paducah, KY 42001
|St. Elizabeth North Unit
401 E. 20th Street
Covington, KY 41014
|St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas
85 N. Grand Avenue
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
|Kentucky Health Choices
Call for a listing of programs in your area.
Vicki Barber: 502-564-5707
(Sources: Kentucky Board of Nursing, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky Health Choices, Workforce Kentucky)