Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Certified nurse aides provide daily living assistance and beside care to patients under the supervision of a registered nurse. CNAs are generally responsible for patients' basic care including bathing, vital-sign assessments and grooming. They also offer social and emotional support to patients and communicate important information to nurses. CNAs work in a variety of settings including hospitals and private homes, as well as long-term care, mental health or assisted living facilities. This 6-week course prepares students to successfully pas the Kansas Certified Nurse Aid Exam. 

Why become a CNA?

- Needed as a pre-requisite for many nursing programs including Donnelly's Practical Nursing program 
- Valuable experience, and resume builder for pre-med and other health care careers 
Steady employment opportunities 

Choose the 6-week session that works best for you

Session 3 – starts 6/5/17; ends 7/12/17; enrollment deadline 5/17/17
Session 4 – starts 7/24/17; ends 8/30/17; enrollment deadline 7/05/17
Session 5 – starts 10/2/17; ends 11/08/17; enrollment deadline 9/18/17

More sessions to be scheduled. Check back often. 

Cost and payment options

- $650 - Fee includes courses, textbooks, registration and testing fees, scrubs and gait belt to keep
- Students can pay-in-full at the time of registration, or pay 50% at the time of registration and 50% prior to clinicals
- CNA program is non-credit and not eligible for federal financial aid or institutional aid

Next Steps 

- To register complete the steps listed here

Need more information? Contact:                          

Casey Rooman Smith 
Coordinator of Academic and Student Affairs