CNA Training Programs in Kansas

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training programs prepare students to work in Kansas’s adult care homes, long term care facilities, nursing homes, long term units of hospitals and related facilities. The programs are also intended to prepare students for the competency exam that is required for nurse aide certification in Kansas.

CNA Training in Kansas

A CNA student can expect at least 90 clock hours of training, divided into 45 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum 45 hours of clinical training. The program must be approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Office of the Secretary. CNA classes are most often offered in post-secondary schools, adult care homes, long-term units of hospitals, or a long-term care facility. There is an option to take an online CNA class if it meets specific requirements. Contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (785-296-0461) to learn more about online CNA programs that meet state requirements. Clinicals take place in a long-term care facility, adult care home, long-term unit of a hospital or a simulated laboratory.

CNA Career Outlook in Kansas

According to the Kansas Department of Labor Employment and Wage Research, a CNA in Kansas makes a median annual salary of $22,000 and the median hourly wage is $10.57, both below the national medians reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Considering the strong demand for CNAs in Kansas and the short training commitment (average of 6 weeks), this is a great opportunity for someone who would like to get their foot in the door of the health care sector. Many CNAs do gain higher education and become Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Care Administrators, Medical Assistants and many other related careers that this profession can lead to. CNA training can end up free for many as well. Check the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website (link below) to find more information about reimbursement for CNA training programs and how a CNA student might qualify.

You may also be interested in the Medical Assistant programs in Kansas or LPN Programs in Kansas where you will find requirements, schools, salary and career information.

CNA Classes in Kansas

Approved CNA Training Programs in KS

Programs Offered: Certified Nurse Aide, Nursing Assistant

List of approved schools courtesy of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Health Occupations Credentialing Office: Click Here

(Sources: Kansas Department of Health and Environment Health, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Kansas Department of Labor Employment and Wage Research)

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