This course is designed to train health care assistants in basic skills necessary to assist nurses in a variety of health care settings and to be efficient health care team members.  Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Certified Nurse Aide Curriculum Guidelines will be followed. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the state CNA Examination.

This course will provide students with basic training in medications and medication administration. Current Kansas CNA certification is required. Students must pass a reading test demonstrating a reading level at an eighth grade level or above prior to starting the course. The course is developed with the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Certified Nurse Aide Curriculum Guidelines as the backbone of the course. CMA’s are certified by the State of Kansas to legally be allowed to pass medications under the direct supervision of a Kansas licensed LPN or RN in a variety of long-term care settings, or a mental health care facility. Course time includes the didactic portion, skills lab time on campus, and clinical time in an area long-term care facility.