Nursing Assistant & Medicaid Nurse Aide

The Nursing Assistant course will prepare students to function in the traditional nursing assistant role in variety of settings. The focus of the course will be to teach students nursing assistant skills for safe patient care. The nursing assistant functions under the supervision of the licensed nurse and assists in meeting the hygiene, comfort, safety and emotional needs of the patients.

Credential Opportunities upon successful completion of the course Certificate and eligibility to apply for the Nurse Aide Registry.

Career Opportunities Nursing Assistants may be employed in a variety of settings such as long-term care facilities, hospitals, Hospice, Doctor s office, and home health care settings. Active status on the Nurse Aide Registry is required for admission into some nursing and allied health programs.

Wage/Salary Information Minimum wage on up to $10 an hour in Southeast Kentucky, $9 - $15 an hour in northern Kentucky depending on the facility, also go to for a complete list of information.

Campus offerings Pineville, Harlan, Cumberland & Whitesburg. Day and evening classes offered. Please see the schedule of classes on the college web site.

Length of Program 3 Credit hours. This course may be completed in one semester. The course requires 75 contact hours (59 lecture/lab and 16 clinical). Student working on a simulation human

Admission Requirements There are no special admission requirements or perquisites for the Medicaid Nurse Aide (NAA 100 or MNA 100) program.

Health Certifications A TB skin test within the past year. If a student has a positive TB skin test the student must have a chest x-ray. Hepatitis B vaccination or signed declination. Students will not be allowed to attend clinical without proof.

Clinical Will be conducted at a Long-Term Care Facility and may be scheduled during day, evening or weekend hours.

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KCTCS Medicaid Nurse Aide Information

Nurse Aide Program Coordinator
Jennifer Nolan, RN