Nurse Aide

Program Description

The Nurse Aide training program at Mid-America College of Health Sciences is a 90-clock-hour program designed to be flexible and comprehensive at the same time. Enrollment is open to individuals ages 16 (with written parental approval) and above looking to pursue careers in the healthcare industry. The Nurse Aide program lays the foundation for more advanced training in healthcare.

The program includes hands-on laboratory training and clinical rotations at nursing communities under the supervision of the instructor.

A flexible schedule means that you can opt for a weekday evening class (6 weeks duration), a weekend class (6 weeks), an hybrid class (6 weeks), or an accelerated class (14 weekdays, Monday through Friday).

Upon completion of the Nurse Aide program, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion in line with the Kansas Board of Regents’ Regulatory requirement.

Program Topics

The curriculum includes the following core topics, in addition to Kansas approved curriculum:

  • Safety in patient care delivery
  • Mobility using assistive devices
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Care of residents space
  • Body mechanics and human anatomy
  • Taking vital signs the manual way
  • Assisting residents with Activities of Daily Living
  • Communication skills in a healthcare setting

Pre-Requisite Class

A current CPR/BLS certification for healthcare professionals. Only the American Heart Association (AHA) certification will be accepted. We provide CPR/BLS training for an additional fee if you don’t have the certification. Check out our CPR/BLS class for more info.

General Admission Requirements

Besides the specific course prereqs in the previous section, all prospective applicants must meet the following general admission requirements.

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Valid state ID
  • Valid SSN card
  • Plain black scrub set
  • Negative tuberculosis (TB) test result
  • Negative covid test result or covid vaccine card

The negative test result must be within 2 weeks of the course start date. The TB test can be a skin test, blood work, or chest X-Ray.

For the age requirement, 16 and 17 year olds will need approval from a parent or legal guardian.

Successful applicants are required to attend an orientation on the Wednesday preceding the course start date at 1:00 pm.

Clinical Rotations

Clinicals are an integral part of the Nurse Aide program. Clinicals days and times are within the course dates but times may vary to align with a nursing community’s shift schedule. Your instructor will provide you up to date info about the clinicals for your class.

clinicals
Students and their instructor during a clinical at a nursing community in 2020.

Program Schedule

Schedule
Class Time
Clinicals
Accelerated (Mon/Tue. - Fri.)
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
TBA
Weekday evenings (Mon. - Wed.)
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
TBA
Weekend (Fri. - Sun.)
4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
TBA
Hybrid (Mon. - Fri.)
Self-paced
TBA

Available Start Dates

Classes for the Accelerated course schedule take place Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for 14 days (2 weeks). The following start dates are available:

  • Dec. 12 – 30, 2022
  • Jan. 2 – 19, 2023
  • Feb. 6 – 23, 2023 
  • Mar. 6 – 23, 2023
  • Apr. 3 – 20, 2023
  • May 1 – 18, 2023
  • June 5 – 22, 2023
  • July 3 – 20, 2023
  • Aug. 7 – 24, 2023
  • Sep. 4 – 21, 2023
  • Oct. 2 – 19, 2023
  • Nov. 6 – 23, 2023
  • Dec. 4 – 21, 2023

Classes for the Weekday Evening course schedule take place Monday through Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for 6 weeks. The following start dates are available:

  • May 1, 2023 to June 7, 2023
  • June 19, 2023 to July 31, 2023
  • Aug. 7, 2023 to Sep. 13, 2023
  • Sep. 25, 2023 to Nov. 1, 2023
  • Nov. 13, 2023 to Dec. 20, 2023

Classes for the Weekend course schedule take Friday through Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for 6 weeks. The following start dates are available:

  • Jan. 6 – Feb. 12, 2023
  • Mar. 3 – Apr. 9, 2023
  • May 5 – June 11, 2023
  • July 7 – Aug. 13, 2023
  • Sep. 1 – Oct. 8, 2023
  • Nov. 3 – Dec. 17, 2023

The Hybrid course is self-paced and students will find out their clinical days on the first day of class. The schedule for this course is reviewed with students during orientation and again during the first day of class.

The following start dates are available:

  • Jan. 6 – Feb. 12, 2023
  • Mar. 3 – Apr. 9, 2023
  • May 5 – June 11, 2023
  • July 7 – Aug. 13, 2023
  • Sep. 1 – Oct. 8, 2023
  • Nov. 3 – Dec. 17, 2023

Costs & Registration

Cost for the Nurse Aide program is $825, and covers the cost of study book, lab supplies, and only the first attempt of the state exam fee. Full payment must be made before the first day of class unless approved for a payment plan for the 6-week courses. There’s also a $25 non-refundable application fee.

Students may also qualify for Kansas Workforce, or MO Full Employment Council (FEC) financial assistance program.

To speak with one of our admissions staff about this program, call or text (913) 708-8323 or stop by our facility at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204. If you’ve made the decision to enroll, you may kickstart the enrollment process by clicking that button and register today.

Next Steps

Upon completion of the Nurse Aide program, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion in line with the Kansas Board of Regents’ Regulatory requirement and are then expected to take the Kansas State Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Examination.