CNA Schools in Kansas
Kansas Certified Nurse Assistant Training Programs
When it comes to educational training in Kansas, all state approved CNA programs are at least 90 hours in length. Although most programs require program fees or tuition, many employers will sponsor or reimburse employees for formal training. Most programs can be found in local community and technical colleges, as well as online schools. Some are also located in area hospitals, education centers, health centers, and nursing homes:
Curriculum within these programs must adhere to educational guidelines set forth by the KDHE. For example, some coursework must explain the roles and responsibilities of a CNA in regards to patient care in Kansas. This could include effective communication techniques, respecting residents’ personal living spaces; handling residents’ care plans, meeting residents’ family needs, and legal implications thereof. Another aspect of CNA education must focus on body mechanics, including elimination, nutrition and fluids, and physical changes and sexuality in aging. In addition a variety of nurse tasks like performing resident’s personal care and grooming duties, measuring and recording vital signs, and maintaining and restoring resident’s mobility will also be learned. Other classes may center on more general areas of care like end-of-life care, restorative care, and caring for patients suffering from dementia and other problem behaviors. Medical terminology must be taught in order for CNAs to properly observe, report, and document the conditions and changes in a patient. Lastly, Kansas education programs must integrate infection prevention and control, safety precautions, relaxation techniques, and first-aid (CPR) instruction.
Through either online or campus based programs, aspiring C.N.A.s in Wichita, Overland Park and Kansas City, Kansas may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas, Mid-America Rehabilitation Hospital and Wesley Medical Center.
Any other questions should be directed to:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Health Occupations Credentialing
Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson
Topeka, Kansas 66612
(785) 296-1500 (phone)
(785) 296-3075 (fax)