CNA (Certified Nurse Aide)

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide. 513902


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 as health care professionals. Being a Nurse Aide lays the foundation for a successful career in health care and provides employment opportunities while completing degree programs in nursing or other medical professions. The curriculum includes the following core learning topics, in addition to Kansas approved course curriculum:

  • Safety in Patient Care Delivery

  • Mobility using assistive devices

  • Nutrition and Diet Education

  • Care of Resident’s Space

  • Body Mechanics and Human Anatomy

  • Taking Vital Signs – Blood pressure, respiration, pulse – the manual way

  • Communication Skills in a healthcare setting

  • Assisting residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Courses range from 14 weekdays (2 weeks) to six (6) weeks in training that includes hands-on laboratory skills and clinical rotations at nursing communities under the supervision of the assigned Faculty. Students will have the option to select classes that suit their schedules. There are four class offerings:

  • Accelerated – Two (2) weeks. Classes Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

  • Hybrid – Six (6) weeks. Course is a mix of online lectures, in-person labs, and in-person clinical rotations.

    • Lab and clinical rotations will be scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.

  • Weekend – Six (6) weeks. Classes on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm

  • Weekday Evening – Six (6) weeks. Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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 will be ready to take the Kansas State Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Examination.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older – Ages 16 & 17 require signed parental/guardian approval.

  • Complete Admission Package – Must be completed in person with a member of our admissions staff. 

  • Valid State ID and SSN card 

  • Current CPR/BLS Certification for Health Care Professionals (AHA) – Only American Heart Association (AHA) certifications will be accepted. We provide CPR/BLS training for an additional fee of $65 if needed.

  • Negative Tuberculosis (TB) test result – Can be a Skin test, Chest X-Ray, or Blood work.

  • Negative COVID-19 test result or COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card – Negative test results must be within 2 weeks of the course start date.

  • Plain black scrub set 

  • $100 registration fee to hold your spot – Non-refundable

  • Attend Course Orientation – On the Wednesday preceding the course start date at 1:00 pm


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Mid-America College of Health Sciences

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

KDADS Nurse Aide Curriculum

Training Location(s)

10000 W. 75th Street, Suite 241

Local WIB

3 - Workforce Investment Area III

Type of Attainment:


Name of Credential

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Mid-America College of Health Sciences shall implement the refund policy stipulated under Kansas Board of Regents K.A.R 88-28-2(a) (9) guidelines.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Kansas Board of Regent/KDADS

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Testing/Exam Fees


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Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


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Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-1131.00Nursing Assistants
$16.00 per hour
Required Certification: CNA

Provider Status



10000 W. 75th Street, Suite 241, Building A, Merriam, Kansas 66204

Phone Number

(913) 708-8323

Web Address

Last Updated

May 28, 2022


Jul 28, 2016


Aug 04, 2017