Nursing Assistant

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The Nursing Assistant program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College prepares students to fill a critical role of the nursing assistant in the health care industry. The nursing assistant functions under the supervision of the licensed nurse (LPN or RN) and assists in caring for the hygiene, comfort, exercise and safety. Moving patients, observing and reporting client conditions, collecting specimens and giving emotional comfort are also part of being a nurse aide.  Check out our flyer.

Credential Opportunities


Length of Program

The MNA, KMA, and ANA certificates may be completed in one semester.

Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements for the Medicaid Nurse Aide (NAA 100 or MNA 100) certificate.  There are admission prerequisites for the Kentucky Medication Aide (KMA) and the Advanced Nursing Assistant  (NAA 115) classes.  You may also consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.

Employment Opportunities

The nursing assistant may be employed in a variety of settings.

More Information

Course Requirements for the above Credential Opportunities includes:

  • TB skin test completed within the last 6 months, prior to the beginning of class
  • Facility approved national background check
  • Liability insurance
  • Drug screen
  • Textbooks
  • Uniform

Please refer to frequently asked questions.

Contact Information:

Beth Durham, RN, MA
Nursing Assistant Program Coordinator
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