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.
The curriculum includes the following core topics, in addition to Kansas approved curriculum:
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.
Besides the specific course prereqs in the previous section, all prospective applicants must meet the following general admission requirements.
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.
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 program takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday over the course of 2 weeks. The following start dates are available:
The weekday evening program takes place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday over the course of 6 weeks. The following start date is available:
The weekend program takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday through Sunday over the course of 6 weeks. The following start dates are available:
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:
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 register for this program or to discuss a payment arrangement, call (913) 708-8323 or stop by the office at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204.
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.