What does a CNA do?

If you’re a caregiver by nature, classes to become a certified nurse aide or CNA might be right for you. CNAs provide a number of services to clients such as bathing, feeding and measuring vital signs. They may work in a long-term care facility, hospital, doctor’s office or other facility. Health care is one of the country’s fastest growing industries, making this career not only personally rewarding but also in demand.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $25,670on campus

Learning at Washburn Tech

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Our CNA classes are designed for those wanting to earn a nurse aide certification from the State of Kansas. Based on the state’s certified nurse aide curriculum, this program covers 90 hours of instruction with students receiving classroom and hands-on clinical experience. High school juniors and seniors as well as post-secondary students are eligible for this program, which is a prerequisite for the Certified Medication AideHome Health Aide and Practical Nursing programs. Upon completion, you will be prepared to take the Nurse Aide Certification exam from Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. You must bring a copy of your social security card and a photo ID to the first day of class.

Please note: Many of our clinical partners are requiring students to have the vaccine in order to complete clinical hours.  Due to accrediting body and program clinical requirements, Washburn Tech cannot guarantee that requirements for program completion can be met when a student is not vaccinated.

CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Nurse Aide; OSHA-10; Paid Nutrition; STEPPS

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1 semester

Schedules vary by instructor.

MON - FRI; 8am-2:55pm


1 semester

Schedules vary by instructor.

T / THU; 5:30-8:30pm

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