Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Student in the certified nursing program holding prosthetic foot

Nursing Aides provide basic care for patients in long-term care facilities. The CNA course at GCCC is a five-credit-hour course that provides you with the basic knowledge necessary to meet the psycho-social, physical, and environmental needs of patients, clients, and residents in the facility or agency that you will eventually work in.

Students have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in both a state-of-the-art lab and clinical experiences. Ninety (90) clock hours must be completed as required by the Kansas Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), which includes 45 hours of instructional learning and 45 hours of in -person lab/clinical time. After successful completion of the course, students are prepared to take the KDADS State CNA exam.

Once Students have successfully become certified, they have the option to practice as a CNA or can complete additional requirements to apply for the GCCC Nursing Program.