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ALHE 102 - Nurse Aide 
 6 credit hours


This course includes a study of the aging process and its related conditions and the nursing skills required in assisting geriatric residents to reach and maintain their highest level of wellness consistent with the limitations imposed by the aging process. This 90-clock-hour course includes 45 hours of theory, 20 hours of lab, and 25 hours of supervised clinical experience in a long-term care facility. This course prepares students for the Certified Nurse Aide Exam. Note: This class may not be eligible for Federal Student Aid. Please note the CNA course curriculum and each course is approved by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services/Health Occupations Credentialing-KDADS/HOC.

Additional Information: On the first day of class, students should bring a driver’s license, Social Security card, and a copy of a negative tuberculosis (TB) skin test given within the previous 12 months.
All clinical hours are mandatory.

CNA Program Outcomes
1.    The student will demonstrate basic health care procedures and policies.
2.    The student will recognize basic human needs and apply knowledge in the areas of psycho-social, physical, spiritual, and environmental needs emphasizing the aged.
3.    The student will demonstrate (ADLs) Activities of Daily Living (Bathing, grooming and dressing), professional ethics, and an awareness of the job description of nurse aide.





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Executive Director of Allied Health

Amber Vail



Administrative Assistant to Allied Health

Cheryl Burk


State Exam Pass Rate for CNA*
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
97% 95% 94% 96% 94%
*The average for this five-year period is 95%.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need to have a high school diploma or GED in order to enroll in the CNA course?
A. No, you don’t have to have a high school diploma or a GED in order to enroll in the CNA class. This is a vocational class that prepares students for an entry level job opportunity in the healthcare field, and therefore there are no pre-requisites for the course.
Q. I am still in high school. Can I still take the CNA class?
A. You may take the CNA class while you are in high school as long as you are at least 15 years old and classified as at least either a junior or senior. Your principal must complete a permission-to-enroll form. Call the Outreach office to get a copy of this form.
Q. Do I have to have my CPR certification prior to starting class?
A. No, this is not required.
Q. Will I need a uniform for clinical?  
A. The uniform for the CNA and CMA course is any color/print scrub as long as it is professional with closed toe shoes.
Q. Will I get a paper certificate after passing the state exam?
A. No, your name will be on the state registry. This is a public access resource that is available to you and/or your employer at the following URL:
Q. Why would my CNA be inactive?
A. You are required to work in a facility that reports CNA employment to the state at least one shift every two years. Note: Not all facilities/people that hire CNAs are mandated to report this. There is a work verification that can be completed before it becomes inactive. 
Q. If my CNA is in inactive status, what do I do?
A. The process is to find an accredited school that offers a refresher course or an RN that can complete the skills checklist in an approved clinical setting that verifies your knowledge of CNA skills.