Many nurses begin their careers as certified nursing assistants (CNAs), also known as nursing aides or nursing assistants. The CNA role is a support position working under licensed practical nurses and registered nurses, and CNAs are responsible for assisting patients with daily activities like eating and bathing, sanitizing patient rooms, taking vital signs and answering call lights. Because training programs are often relatively inexpensive and quick to complete, the CNA position is a great entry point to the nursing profession. In Kansas, CNAs earn an average annual salary of $25,290 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Kansas

In order to become a CNA, a student must first complete a state-approved CNA training program and pass a certification exam. CNA training programs are offered at community colleges, vocational schools and at some medical facilities and nursing homes. In Kansas, training programs are available across the state, including in Kansas City and Wichita. To learn more about requirements for admissions to a CNA training program in Kansas, visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: Generally much faster to complete than an LPN or RN training program, CNA training programs take between 4 and 12 weeks to complete. In Kansas, CNA training programs include 90 hours of training, which includes hands-on clinical experience as well as classroom instruction.
  • Program Cost: The cost of a CNA training program can vary from school to school. As one example of CNA training program costs, Salina Area Technical College offers an 8-week CNA training program that costs $675 in 2019 and offers classes in the afternoons and evenings to accommodate working students.
  • Board Approved Programs: Each state sets its own regulations for CNA training and certification, so it is important to choose a program that is in line with your state's standards. In Kansas, the Department for Aging and Disability Services provides information about CNA certification and offers a listing of schools across the state that offer approved training programs. For more information, check out the CNA certification requirements in Kansas.
  • Online/In-Person Options: In addition to traditional in-person training programs, some schools offer a portion of the CNA training curriculum in an online format. Online training programs provide students with the convenience of completing assignments from home and on their own schedules. Online programs are especially convenient for students who live far from campus or those who have challenging work schedules.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Kansas

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Kansas, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Arkansas City, KS

SchoolContact Information
Cowley College
CNA Programs
125 S 2nd St
Arkansas City, KS 67005
(800) 593-2222

Beloit, KS

SchoolContact Information
NCK Technical College Beloit
3033 US-24
Beloit, KS 67420
(785) 738-2276

Chanute, KS

SchoolContact Information
Neosho County Community College
CNA Programs
800 W 14th St
Chanute, KS 66720
(620) 431-2820

Coffeyville, KS

SchoolContact Information
Coffeyville Community College
CNA Programs
400 W 11th St
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 251-7700

Colby, KS

SchoolContact Information
Colby Community College
CNA Programs
1255 S Range
Colby, KS 67701
(785) 462-3984

Concordia, KS

SchoolContact Information
Cloud County Community College
CNA Programs
2221 Campus Dr
Concordia, KS 66901
(800) 729-5101

El Dorado, KS

SchoolContact Information
Butler Community College
CNA Programs
901 S Haverhill Rd
El Dorado, KS 67042
(316) 321-2222

Emporia, KS

SchoolContact Information
Flint Hills Technical College
CNA Programs
3301 W 18th Ave
Emporia, KS 66801
(620) 343-4600

Fort Scott, KS

SchoolContact Information
Fort Scott Community College
2108 S Horton St
Fort Scott, KS 66701
(620) 223-2700

Garden City, KS

SchoolContact Information
Garden City Community College
CNA Programs
801 Campus Dr
Garden City, KS 67846
(620) 276-7611

Goodland, KS

SchoolContact Information
Northwest Kansas Technical College
CNA Programs
1209 Harrison Ave
Goodland, KS 67735
(800) 316-4127

Great Bend, KS

SchoolContact Information
Barton Community College
245 NE 30 Rd
Great Bend, KS 67530
(800) 748-7594

Hays, KS

SchoolContact Information
NCK Technical College
2205 Wheatland Ave
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 625-2437

Highland, KS

SchoolContact Information
Highland Community College
CNA Programs
606 W Main St
Highland, KS 66035
(785) 442-6000

Hutchinson, KS

SchoolContact Information
Hutchinson Community College
CNA Programs
1300 North Plum
Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 665-3500

Independence, KS

SchoolContact Information
Independence Community College
CNA Programs
1057 W College Ave
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 331-4100

Iola, KS

SchoolContact Information
Allen Community College
CNA Programs
1801 N Cottonwood St
Iola, KS 66749
(620) 365-5116

Kansas City, KS

SchoolContact Information
Delores Homes Training Center, Inc.
CNA Programs
7735 Washington Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 299-9534
Donnelly College
CNA Programs
608 N 18 St
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 621-8700
Kansas City Kansas Community College
CNA Programs
7250 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 334-1100

Lawrence, KS

SchoolContact Information
Trinity Career Institute-Lawrence
CNA Programs
1942 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 331-2025

Lenexa, KS

SchoolContact Information
Kansas College Of Nursing
7721 Quivira Rd
Lenexa, KS 66216
(913) 248-2838

Lindsborg, KS

SchoolContact Information
Lindsborg Community Hospital
CNA Programs
605 W Lincoln St
Lindsborg, KS 67456
(785) 227-3308

Manhattan, KS

SchoolContact Information
Flint Hills Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
4620 Eureka Dr
Manhattan, KS 66503
(800) 733-5627
Manhattan Area Technical College
CNA Programs
2499, 3136 Dickens Ave
Manhattan, KS 66503
(785) 587-2800

Merriam, KS

SchoolContact Information
Mid-America Nursing & Allied Health Institute
CNA Programs
10000 W 75th St #241
Merriam, KS 66204
(913) 708-8323

Overland Park, KS

SchoolContact Information
Johnson County Community College
CNA Programs
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 469-8500
Midwestern College
CNA Programs
9545 W 87th St
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 385-2144

Parsons, KS

SchoolContact Information
Labette Community College
CNA Programs
200 S 14th St
Parsons, KS 67357
(620) 421-6700

Pratt, KS

SchoolContact Information
Pratt Community College
CNA Programs
348 KS-61
Pratt, KS 67124
(620) 672-5641

Salina, KS

SchoolContact Information
Salina Area Technical College
CNA Programs
2562 Centennial Rd
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 309-3100

Topeka, KS

SchoolContact Information
Washburn Institute of Technology
CNA Programs
5724 SW Huntoon St
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 670-2010
Washburn Institute of Technology
CNA Programs
5724 SW Huntoon St
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 670-2010

Wichita, KS

SchoolContact Information
Allied Health Career Training LLC
2622 W Central Ave B102
Wichita, KS 67203
(877) 376-8593
Bethel House Training Institute
1005 S Glendale
Wichita, KS 67218
(316) 771-7315
We Care Online
CNA Programs
4601 E Douglas Ave #112
Wichita, KS 67218
(888) 932-2501
WSU Tech
CNA Programs
4004 N Webb Rd
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 677-9400

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