CNA certification can be earned in Kansas if aspirants attend the state approved program and successfully pass the competency examination. Candidates can work as a CNA only after appearing in the state’s Nurse Aide Registry. The ‘Kansa Department for Aging and Disability Services’ manages the state’s CNA registry. The ‘Kansas Department of Health and Environment’ is an agency that oversees and credentials the CNA certification to aspirants in Kansas.

Training programs can be taken in technical schools, community colleges, adult care homes, long-term care facilities, post-secondary schools, long term units of hospital, technical schools and nursing homes.

Eligibility Requirement

Following is a set of criteria for the applicants, to get eligible for the training program:

  • Candidates must submit criminal background check with no felony arrest past record and fingerprint data;
  • Minimum age of the applicant must be 18 years;
  • Candidates must possess the documentation of High School Diploma or an equivalent GED;
  • Candidates must take a complete physical test that includes drug check, TB test, and a proof of immunizations. 

How to Apply

Taking the training program is crucial to write the CNA exam and appear on the CNA registry of Kansas.  If candidates use any of the following alternative methods, they are not required to take the training program-

  • Lapsed– CNAs with an expired or inactive license can sit for the exam directly after taking a short refresher course; or
  • Reciprocity– Candidates, who are already placed in the other states’ nursing registry can skip the training and sit for the exam.

Candidates who need to apply for the program should reach to the link in order to know the training programs approved by the KDADS-

http://www.kdads.ks.gov/HOC/Update_Courses/90_hour_nurse_aide.pdf

Approved programs of 75 hours in the state Kansa, are divided between the classroom study of 60 hours and practical work of 15 hours.   After completing the training, candidate needs to apply for the exam eligibility. CNA competency exam has got two sections- written and practical sections.   

Fees

There is no specific fee for taking up the training program; it varies as per the colleges. Some colleges may charge around $ 1000. Training takes several months to terminate. Testing fees is charged separately. Testing fees for Written and Skill tests is $ 20.

Employed aspirants need not to pay the training and testing fees as it is paid by their employers. 

Certification Renewal

CNA certificate remains valid for 2 years. The certificate can be renewed if candidates have taken approved CNA education continuously for 30 hours.

Must Know Facts

  • Paid fees are non-refundable.
  • To qualify the exams (written and practical), candidates get three attempts from beginning to end of the course, every year. If s/he fails to pass the exam in 1 year, then they are required to take the training over again.  
  • New test fee is to be paid for every attempt of the exam.
  •  Aspirants can take the sample exam on –
  • http://www.caregiverlist.com/CertifiedNursingAideSampleTest.aspx
Matching School Ads
  • Kaplan University Online Degree Programs
  • Attend college on your terms. Kaplan University offers fully online degree programs that fit any schedule.

Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care
  • And more...
  • • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
  • *BestColleges.com Gold Medal of Distinction
  • **excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!

Programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • And more...