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CNA Training in Kansas

See our list of approved CNA programs in Kansas to earn your CNA certification

With the economy struggling to recover it can be difficult to find stable career positions. One of the strongest sectors in today’s economy is health care, and one of the most in-demand poisitions within that field is for certified nursing assistants (CNAs). The outlook for the entire industry predicts a 62% increase over the next decade and a 21% increase by the year 2014. Kansas is currently experiencing a shortage of well-trained, qualified CNAs and the future promises excellent job prospects as many current CNAs enter retirement and the aging population in America grows to provide more patients in need of care.


A CNA can expect to find employment in area hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home care situations and private doctors offices. The job requires hands on care of patients to help increase their recovery efforts. One can expect to perform such duties as taking vital signs, administering medication, helping the patient with personal needs like grooming, walking, and delivering messages to the doctor on behalf of the patient.

The CNA is vital to the smooth operation of the facility and may be seen changing beds, doing light cleaning, and helping the other nurses monitor the patient’s progress. Becoming a CNA is an easy process that will require a very short period of time to complete.

To obtain a CNA certification in Kansas there are a couple options. You can go the traditional route and enroll in any of the multiple Technical Colleges, Community Colleges, or Universities that offer qualified CNA education programs. The course work will include a minimum of 90 credit hours that are divided between classroom learning and hands-on clinical training. Among the courses in the program are Roles and Responsibilities of a CNA, Infection Prevention and Control, Nutrition and Fluids, and End of Life Care. The clinical portion of the training will include Observing, Reporting, and Documenting health changes, taking vital signs, addressing patient’s family’s needs, as well as many other clinical skills. The other option is a hospital based training program where you are taught as you work.

The cost for the training is approximately $500 depending on where you take classes. You can apply for financial aid to help pay some or all of the cost. Once you have completed the program and passed the test you may also apply to the state and in some cases have your tuition refunded.

The salary can vary widely between areas of the state but $24,000 per year is average. As you gain experience and skills you can expect to surpass the average considerably. Jobs are plentiful due to the present shortage of qualified CNAs and will continue to grow well into the future.



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CNA Classes in Kansas (KS)

Allen County Community College Health Care Academy – New Strawn

139 N. 1st Terr., New Strawn, KS 66839
Phone: (620) 364-1367

Allen County Community College Health Care Academy CNA Class – Iola

1801 North Cottonwood Street, Iola, KS 66749
Phone: (620) 365-5116

Allen County Community College – Burlingame Campus

100 Bloomquist Drive, Burlingame, Kansas 66413

Anthony Community Care Center

212 North 5th Avenue, Anthony, KS 67003
Phone: (620) 842-5187

Barton County Community College – Great Bend

245 Northeast 30th Road, Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: (620) 792-9298

Ellsworth County Medical Center

P.O. Box 87, Ellsworth, KS 66439
Phone: (785) 472-3111

Cherry Village – Great Bend

1401 Cherry Lane, Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: (620) 792-2165

Barton County Community College – Lyons

245 Northeast 30th Road, Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Phone: (620) 792-9298

Good Samaritan Society Lyons

1311 South Douglas Avenue, Lyons, KS 67554
Phone: (620) 257-5163

Butler Community College – El Dorado

131 North Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS 67042
Phone: (316) 320-7375

Council Grove Healthcare Center

400 Sunset Drive, P.O. Box 319, Council Grove, Kansas 66846
Phone: (620) 767-5172

Butler County Community College Certified Nurse Aide Course – Andover

131 North Haverhill Road, El Dorado, Kansas 67042
Training offered at Butler Community College of Andover

21 Street and Andover Rd., Andover, KS 67002
Phone: (316) 320-7375

Cloud County Community College – Beloit

P.O. Box 1002, Concordia, KS 66901
Phone: (785) 243-1435

Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems LTCU

400 West 8th Street, Beloit, Kansas 67420
Phone: (785) 738-2266

Cloud County Community College – Concordia

P.O. Box 1002, Concordia, KS 66901
Phone: (785) 243-1435

Coffeyville Community College – Columbus

509 West Elm Street, Columbus, Kansas 66725
Phone: (620) 429-3896

Colby County Community College

1255 South Range Avenue, Colby, KS 67701
Phone: (785) 462-3984

Solomon Valley Manor – Stockton

315 South Ash Street, Stockton, Kansas 67669
Phone: (785) 425-6754

Cowley County Community College

1406 East 8th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas 67156
Phone: (620) 441-6582

Bloomenshine Cowley Community College Outreach Campus – Mulvane

430 East Main Street, Mulvane, KS 67110
Phone: (620) 221-3392

Cowley County Community College Winfield Center

1406 East 8th Avenue, Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: (620) 441-6582

Dodge City Community College

2501 North 14th Avenue, Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: (620) 227-9328

Donnelly College Nursing Assistant Course – Kansas City

608 North 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 621-8792

Flint Hills Technical College – Emporia

3301 West 18th Street, Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 343-4600

Fort Scott Community College

2108 South Hoton Street, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
Phone: (620) 768-2908

Nursing assistant training is offered at Medicalodges – Pittsburg

2520 South Rouse Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762

Fort Scott Community College

2108 South Hoton Street, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
Phone: (620) 768-2908

Ft. Scott Community College – Paola

501 South Hospital Drive, Suite 300, Paola, KS 66071
Phone: (913) 294-4178

Garden City Community College Nurse Aide Course – Lakin

801 Campus Drive, Garden City, Kansas 67846
Phone: (620) 276-9561

Kearny County Hospital LTCU

607 Court Place, Lakin, KS 67860
Phone: (620) 355-7836

Golden Living Center – Fredonia

240 North 19th Street, Fredonia, Kansas 66736
Phone: (620) 378-4163

Senior Citizen Center of Fall River

412 Merchant, Fall River, KS 67047

Highland Community College – Highland

P.O. Box 68, Highland, KS 66035
Phone: (785) 442-3236

Homestead Health Center – Wichita

2133 South Elizabeth Street, Wichita, Kansas 67213
Phone: (316) 262-4473

Hutchinson Community College

815 North Walnut, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
Phone: (620) 665-3551

Bethel Health Care Center – North Newton

3001 Ivy Drive, North Newton, KS 67117
Phone: (316) 284-2900

Buhler Sunshine Home – Buhler

400 South Buhler Rd., Buhler, Kansas 67522
Phone: (620) 543-2251

Mennonite Friendship Manor, Inc. – South Hutchinson

600 West Blanchard Avenue, South Hutchinson, KS 67505
Phone: (620) 665-3551

Grace Baptist Church – Neodesha

1317 North 7th Street, Neodesha, KS 66757

Independence Community College CNA Training Program

P.O. Box 708, Independence, Kansas 67301
Phone: (620) 332-5498

Johnson County Community College CNA Course – Lawrence

10000 West 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204
Phone: (913) 469-2350

Lawrence Centennial School USD 497

2145 Louisiana Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66046

Good Samaritan Society – Olathe

20705 West 151th Street, Olathe, KS 66061

Kansas City KS Community College – Leavenworth

225 Cherokee, Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: (913) 288-7174

Kansas College of Nursing

924 East Highway 56, Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (316) 871-8881

Labette Community College – Parsons

200 South 14th Street, Parsons, KS 67357
Phone: (620) 421-6700

Memorial Hospital LTCU Village Manor – Abilene

705 North Brady Street, Abilene, Kansas 67410
Phone: (785) 263-1431

Midwestern College CNA Program – Overland Park

9545 West 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: (913) 385-2144

Midwestern College Nurse Aide Training Program – Wichita

7607 East Harry Street, Wichita, Kansas 67207
Phone: (316) 684-5122

Neosho County Community College – Chanute

800 West 14th Street, Chanute, KS 66720
Phone: (620) 431-2820

Neosho County Community College – Lawrence

3320 Peterson Road, Suite 105, Lawrence, Kansas 66049

Neosho County Community College – Chanute

800 West 14th Street, Chanute, KS 66720
Phone: (620) 431-2820

Neosho County Community College – Ottawa

800 West 14th Street, Chanute, KS 66720
Phone: (620) 431-2820

Highland Community College

P.O. Box 68, Highland, Kansas 66035
Phone: (785) 442-3236

Valley Falls Middle School USD 338 – Valley Falls

700 Oak Street, Valley Falls, KS 66088

Holiday Resort – Emporia

2700 West 30th Street, Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 343-9285

North Central Kansas Technical College CNA Course – Hays

2205 Wheatland, Hays, Kansas 67601
Phone: (785) 625-2437

Pratt Community College Nurse Aide Training

348 Northeast SR 61, Pratt, KS 67124
Phone: (620) 672-5641

Hilltop Manor – Cunningham

403 South Valley Street, P.O. Box 8, Cunningham, Kansas 67035

Riverside Village, Inc. CNA Course – Wichita

777 North Mclean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
Phone: (316) 942-7000

Salina Area Technical College Nursing Assistant Program

2562 Centennial Road, Salina, KS 67401
Phone: (785) 309-3100

Sandstone Heights – Little River

440 State Street, Box 50 A, Little River, KS 67457
Phone: (620) 897-6266

Seward County Community College Area Technical School – Liberal

P.O. Box 1137, Liberal, KS 67905
Phone: (620) 626-3819

Washburn Tech Nurse Aide Program – Topeka

5724 Huntoon Street, Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: (785) 228-6392

We Care Online – Wichita

2177 West Bella Vista, Wichita, Kansas 67203
Phone: (888) 932-2501

Western Prairie Care Home Nurse Aide Program – Ulysses

300 East Maize Avenue, Box 966, Ulysses, KS 67880
Phone: (620) 356-3331

Westy Community Care Home – Westmoreland

105 North Highway 99, Westmoreland, KS 66549
Phone: (785) 457-2801

Wichita Area Technical College

4501 East 47th Street South, Wichita, KS 67210
Phone: (316) 677-1500

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Kansas CNA Schools

Browse our list of Kansas schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be found by calling the facilities directly.

How to Become a CNA in Kansas

Students can earn their CNA certification and start their career as a certified nursing assistant in less than six months. The first step is to find and complete an approved CNA training program. Each individual state sets its own required amount of credit hours necessary to become a CNA. Typical programs take around 6-12 weeks to complete and must include a minimum of 75 hours of training. The average cost of a CNA course is between $400 – $800. The second step is to take the Kansas CNA certification exam and achieve a passing score. The third and final step is to register with the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Kansas CNA Certification Requirements

– graduate from an approved CNA training program
– pass the Kansas CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the written portion and the clinical skills portion)
– pass the Kansas CNA test within 24 months of completing the nurse aide education program

Kansas CNA Helpful Links

Kansas Board of Nursing
Kansas Nurse Aide Registry

Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
National Association of Health Care Assistants
National Network of Career Nursing Assistants