Program duration: 5 weeks or 14 weekdays.
Available schedules: Weekday Evening, Weekend, Hybrid, and Accelerated.
Enrollment is ongoing for all 2023 Nurse Aide courses. Scroll down for course details or get info on how to register.
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 (5 weeks duration), a weekend class (5 weeks), a hybrid class (5 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.
The curriculum includes the following core topics, in addition to Kansas approved curriculum:
A current CPR/BLS certification for healthcare professionals (AHA certification only) is required. If you’re not CPR-certified, you can take our CPR/BLS class to satisfy this requirement.
All prospective applicants must meet the following admission requirements.
The Negative TB result 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 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
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.
The Accelerated course schedule is made up of in-person classes, labs, and clinicals. Classes 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:
The Weekday Evening course schedule is made up of in-person classes, labs, and clinicals. Classes take place Monday through Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 5 weeks. The following start dates are available:
The Weekend course schedule is made up of in-person classes, labs, and clinicals. Classes take Friday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 5 weeks. Labs and clinicals are also on weekends. The following start dates are available:
The Hybrid course schedule is 5 weeks long and comprised of self-paced online lectures, in-person lab sessions, and in-person clinical rotations. Students will find out their lab and clinical days on the first day of class. The schedule for this course is reviewed with students during orientation and again on the first day of class.
The following start dates are available:
If you qualify, KC Scholars or Catholic Charities NEK will pay for all or part of your tuition and fees for the Nurse Aide course.
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 is 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 a member 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.
No. The Hybrid course schedule is made up of 3 portions:
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.
For the Weekend course schedule, the labs and clinicals take place on weekends, just like the classes.
No. Graduating from this course does not make you a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). To become a CNA, you must also take and pass the the Kansas State Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Examination.
Your registration for this Nurse Aide course entitles you to one attempt of the CNA exam, which you’ll take in our testing center. You’ll earn a CNA certification if you pass. Otherwise, you’ll have to register for another attempt at your own expense.
You have a total of 3 attempts within a year, counting from the start date of your Nurse Aide course
Yes, but the keyword is inactive. If you do not work as a CNA for at least 8 hours within a 2-year time frame, your certification become inactive. That means you cannot legally work as a CNA in the state of Kansas. More info on this aspect is available here.
You can verify or check the expiration date of your CNA certificate at the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Nurse Aide Registry. Relevant instructions are on that page.
You’re required to take a CNA Refresher class if you have not worked as a CNA. If you find yourself in that situation, you can take our CNA Refresher class.
If your out-of-state CNA license is expired, you’re required to take this Nurse Aide course.
If your out-of-state CNA license is active, contact the Kansas State Board of Nursing for what you need to do to get your license recognized in Kansas.