Program duration: 5 weeks or 14 weekdays.
Available schedules: Accelerated, Hybrid, Weekday Evening, and Weekend.
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 an Accelerated schedule (14 weekdays), an Hybrid schedule (5 weeks), a Weekday Evening schedule (5 weeks), and a Weekend schedule (5 weeks).
Students taking the Hybrid schedule of classes are required to have a working computer, basic knowledge of Microsoft office suite, and a reliable Internet service.
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.
Prospective applicants must meet each of the requirements listed below, and copies of all required documents must be submitted to the admissions office before the first day of class. Enrollment is conditional until all fees, paperwork, and admission requirements are completed.
The Negative Tuberculosis (TB) test results can be a skin test, blood work, or chest X-Ray.
Students 16 and 17 years old will need signed approval from a parent or legal guardian upon registration.
Successful applicants are required to attend a mandatory orientation on campus Wednesday before the course start date from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Orientation will cover a variety of information such as the course schedule, expectations, requirements, etc.
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 with up to date info about the clinicals for your class.
The Kansas Nurse Aide course consists of 45 didactic hours, 20 hours of lab on campus, and 25 hours at KDADS-approved clinical facilities – subject to successful completion of the didactic and lab hours. A breakdown of the schedule will be provided during orientation.
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 Hybrid course schedule is 5 weeks long and comprised of self-paced online lectures, in-person lab sessions, and in-person clinical rotations. The online portion of this course will be done via Blackboard. Students will be provided a schedule containing 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.
Students taking the hybrid schedule of classes are required to have a working computer, basic knowledge of Microsoft office suite, and a reliable Internet service.
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:
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.
The Nurse Aide program is $825.00 this includes the cost of tuition, textbook, lab supplies, and fee for one attempt of the Kansas CNA State Exam. There is an additional $25.00 non-refundable registration fee.
Tuition and fees are due in full before the first day of class unless the student has been approved for funding by a third-party sponsor or has been approved for a tuition payment plan. Payment plans are only available for the 5-week program schedules. Approval and signed agreement are required for all payment plans.
Students may qualify for financial assistance through KC Scholars, Kansas Workforce, Missouri Full Employment Council (FEC), and more. Please see our Financial Assistance page for more details.
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.