• CNA students practice patient care
  • CNA student puts a blanket on a bed
  • CNA students learn to brush a patient's teeth
  • CNA student learns to make a bed with patient in it

CNAs are on the front-lines of patient care in hospitals, clinics and other health care settings.

Students in this class learn introductory anatomy and physiology, as well as elements of nutrition and feeding; admitting, transferring and dismissing residents. Care of the critically ill and dying; changing bed linens; lifting and positioning patients are also part of this course, using a combination of classroom learning, hands-on practice and 25 hours of clinical experience.

This course meets all requirements to become a CNA in the state of Kansas.

Classes are available in the afternoons and evenings to work around students’ work schedules.

Prerequisites: Reading Placement Test, TB Questionnaire and follow up if indicated. Clear copy of driver’s license.  Clear copy of SS card. Reading Placement Test can be scheduled by calling 785-309-3136, or online here.

Course Program Length Degree Earned Program Cost
Certified Nurse Aide 8 weeks Certificate of Completion $946
Refresher 2 days Recertification if successfully completed $139

CNA Refresher is a two day course designed for CNA’s who have held the Kansas Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) credential, but are inactive (certification has lapsed) and wish to reactivate their CNA status.

Currently there are no limitations on how long a CNA certificate has lapsed that affects enrollment eligibility. Students will learn through lecture and lab experience to be refreshed on basic nurse aide skills for competency evaluation.

Attendance for both days is mandatory to successfully complete the course. After successfully completing the course, proper documentation is sent to KDADS to reactivate the CNA certificate.


  • Understand the purpose and concepts of long term care.

  • Recognize patients’ rights and the legal implications of working in health care.

  • Demonstrate/perform hands on skills for meeting patient needs.

  • Demonstrate and practice infection control and blood borne pathogen precautions.

  • Have knowledge of the certification requirements for the State of Kansas.

  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and understand medical terminology.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

  • Possess knowledge of disease prevention and health promotion.


  • Hospitals

  • Physician offices

  • Long-term care

  • Nursing homes

  • Home health care



Contact our Health Occupations Specialist with any questions, or admission requirement information.

Bekki Ringle