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.
Certificate of Completion
You will learn
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.
Randi Kirk is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse /Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Graceland University and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Walden University.
Mrs. Kirk has a nursing career that includes 5 years in the U.S. Marine Corps where she completed the Combat Lifesaver’s Course, CNA-RN at Salina Regional Hospital, Director of Nursing, and a Medical Coder at Brookdale Home Health and has been an RN for Veteran’s Affairs and has her own mental health practice. She has taught CPR/CPI courses and became an adjunct instructor at Salina Tech in the Allied Health Program in 2018 before becoming the Director of Nursing and Allied Health in 2022.
Naomi Tatro is a Registered Nurse, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Western Governors University.
Mrs. Tatro has worked in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, served as a Director of Nursing, and was a CNA Clinical Instructor at Cloud County Community College before joining the Salina Tech Allied Health Program in 2013.
Sherri Cleary is a Registered Nurse, earning her Associates degree in Nursing from Barton County Community College.
Mrs. Cleary most recently worked in Geriatric Psych on the Rose Unit at Memorial Health Systems in Abilene, Kansas. Her previous experience includes Industrial Nursing, Hospice Care and teaching hospice education at Brown Mackie College. She has 15+ years’ working in long-term care management as a Director of Nursing and Director of Clinical Services. She joined the Salina Tech Allied Health Program in 2022.