Are you considering working in the healthcare industry but do not want to go through extensive training first? If so, you will be happy to know that after just 90 hours of training, you can become a Certified Nursing Assistant or Aide (CNA) in Kansas. Furthermore, there is a growing need for CNAs in Kansas, so your chances of securing a good-paying job is high in the state.
Certification Requirements in Kansas
In Kansas, the Kansas Aging and Disability Services Department regulates training programs and certification requirements for CNAs. In accordance with the department, to become a CNA in Kansas, you must complete at least 90 hours of state-approved CNA training. After completing your training, you will be required to sit for the CNA certification exam. Obtaining a passing score on this test will allow you to apply for certification.
How to Get Your CNA Certification in Kansas
Upon completion of your training and passing the CNA exam, you can work as a CNA in Kansas. You can find the application information by going to the Kansas Aging and Disability Services Department website, taking the cursor over Commissions, clicking on “Survey, Certification and Credentialing Commission," and finally clicking on “Health Occupations Credentialing" or by contacting the Department directly (see the contact information towards the end of this article).
How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Kansas
For you to verify your CNA status in Kansas, arrive on the “Health Occupations Credentialing" and under “Certification (CNA, HHA, CMA) Information and Forms” click on Nurse Aide. Then, click on “Kansas Nurse Aide Registry.” This will take you to a search tool that will allow you to check your CNA status.
How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Kansas
Contact the Department to learn about the renewal requirements and how to proceed. It should be noted that CNA certifications are due for renewal after 24 months from the time they are first issued.
How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Kansas
Contact the Kansas Aging And Disability Services Department to learn about the reinstatement requirements and how to proceed.
How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Kansas to Another State
Before you can transfer your CNA certification from Kansas to another state, you must find out about the transfer requirements of the new state. To do this, locate your new state's CNA regulatory agency by visiting the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website. Once you locate your new state's CNA regulatory agency, contact them to find out what you need to do to transfer your certification.
Kansas Nurse Aide Registry
If you have additional questions, contact the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry at:
503 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 296-6877
Fax: (785) 296-3075
State-Approved CNA Programs in Kansas
There are many great CNA schools in Kansas. Some of the top-rated facilities include:
Allen Community College1801 N Cottonwood St, Iola, KS 66749
Allied Health Career Training2622 W Central Ave B102, Wichita, KS 67203
Barton Community College245 NE 30 Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530
Bethel House Training Institute1005 S Glendale, Wichita, KS 67218
Butler Community College901 S Haverhill Rd, El Dorado, KS 67042
Cloud County Community College2221 Campus Dr, Concordia, KS 66901
Coffeyville Community College400 W 11th St, Coffeyville, KS 67337
Colby Community College1255 S Range Ave, Colby, KS 67701
Cowley College125 S 2nd St, Arkansas City, KS 67005
Delores Homes Training Center, Inc.7735 Washington Ave, Kansas City, KS 66112
Donnelly College608 N 18 St, Kansas City, KS 66102
Flint Hills Job Corps Center4620 Eureka Dr, Manhattan, KS 66503
Flint Hills Technical College3301 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801
Fort Scott Community College2108 S Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701
Garden City Community College801 Campus Dr, Garden City, KS 67846
Highland Community College606 W Main St, Highland, KS 66035
Hutchinson Community College1300 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Independence Community College1057 W College Ave, Independence, KS 67301
Johnson County Community College12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210
Kansas City Kansas Community College7250 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66112
Kansas College Of Nursing7721 Quivira Rd, Lenexa, KS 66216
Labette Community College200 S 14th St, Parsons, KS 67357
Manhattan Area Technical College3136 Dickens Ave #2499, Manhattan, KS 66503
Mid-America Nursing & Allied Health Institute10000 W 75th St #241, Merriam, KS 66203
NCK Technical College3033 US-24, Beloit, KS 67420
NCK Technical College2205 Wheatland Ave, Hays, KS 67601
Neosho County Community College800 W 14th St, Chanute, KS 66720
Northwest Kansas Technical College1209 Harrison Ave, Goodland, KS 67735
Pratt Community College348 KS-61, Pratt, KS 67124
Salina Area Technical College2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401
Trinity Career Institute1942 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66046
Washburn Institute of Technology5724 SW Huntoon St, Topeka, KS 66604
We Care Online4601 E Douglas Ave #112, Wichita, KS 67218
WSU Tech4004 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67226