Free CNA Training in Kansas

You can begin a career in the healthcare industry without a great deal of time or money.  Consider training to work as a certified nursing assistant in which you will provide basic care services for patients in healthcare settings.  Before becoming certified, you will need to attend a state approved training course and then pass the competency exam.  For free training, see the opportunities available below:

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there are some reimbursement benefits for nursing assistants.  If a nursing assistant is entering into a training program for certification at a time, when they are already employed as a (non-certified) nursing aide, they cannot be charged for training.  The employer must pay the training provider or offer free cna training at their facility.

Sometimes an individual will be offered employment to work as a CNA upon completion of their training and exam for certification.  Students, who have already received a job offer before or during their nursing assistant course, will not be required to pay for their training.  Again, free cna training or tuition payment must be provided by the employer.

Individuals who pay for the tuition out of pocket can still receive tuition reimbursement.  Employers must reimburse nursing assistants for some or all of their training if they hire the individual within one year of them completing certification.  CNAs that do not receive employment offers within 6 months will receive no more than 50% reimbursement from the employer.

Direct Training Opportunities

lake Mary Center
100 Lakemary Dr, Paola, KS 66071
This is a center that caters to children with developmental disabilities. Depending on your outlook on these things, this could be a great place to make a difference in the lives of others. They have a trainee position currently open for a Direct Support Professional. You will be providing assistance and help to individuals being served at the center. The center will provide training at no cost provided you pass the state exam and get certified within 90 days. Health insurance is available at affordable prices. This is a trainee position so you are in effect getting employed and then trained. You can’t get trained and leave the center as you will probably have to sign a contract before you begin. Also, it wouldn’t be a nice thing to do now would it?

Low Cost Training Options

Johnson County Community College
They have a training course for nursing assistants that consists of 5 credit hours. The tuition fee is a very reasonable $515. (Its even more cheaper for Johnson County residents). You will need to purchase the nursing uniform, medical shirt, gait belt and a special watch (for heart beat reading purposes). They also provide HHA training which costs roughly $100. Their address and contact details are as follows:

12345 College Blvd Overland Park,
KS 66210-1299
Phone: 913-469-8500

Washburton Tech
They have a nurse aide course that’s even cheaper than JCCC. The tuition costs just $470 and if you’re JUST out of High School, its FREE. The course is very thorough and lasts for around 90 hours. You can contact them on:

5724 SW Huntoon Topeka,
Kansas 66604
Phone: 785.273.7140

Nursing Related Scholarships in Kansas cnanotes2


The Kansas Board of Regents – Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship

The Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship was established in order to encourage Kansas residents to pursue a career in nursing. Recipients of the service scholarship sign an agreement with a sponsoring facility to work as a nurse upon graduation for one year for each year of support received. Students enrolled in an LPN program are eligible for $2500 each year. In order to qualify, the applicant must complete a FAFSA form and a State of Kansas Student Aid Application. Make sure and submit all requested documents by the specified deadline date.

Places That Will Assist You To Get Free Training

UMOS – Bonner Springs

Address: 15604 Pinehurst Dr., Suite 6 Bonner Springs, KS 66012, Phone: 913-522-7188

UMOS – Bonner Springs is a comprehensive organization supported by federal, state and local funding that is aimed at providing employment advancement opportunities for citizens struggling with maintaining their household on a low-income budget.  UMOS is able to help the participants of its programs become skilled workers capable of earning a decent wage.  For participants who have children (both custodial and non-custodial), a wide range of employment programs are offered specifically for those who are responsible for supporting a household or paying child support to supplement a custodial parent’s household income.

Nursing homes in Kansas that might give CNA training for free

Note: These nursing homes DO NOT Provide CNA training directly. It is however common for nursing homes to employ you and then pay for your training at another facility.

Andover Health Care Center – 621 W 21st Po Box 100   Andover, Kansas 67002

Anthony Community Care Center – 212 N 5th Ave   Anthony, Kansas 67003

Apostolic Christian Home – 511 Paramount St   Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Arbor Woods At Overland Park – 3501 West 95th Street   Overland Park, Kansas 66206

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor – 1711 N. Fourth   Arkansas City, Kansas 67005

Arma Care Center – 3rd & Melvin Po Box 789   Arma, Kansas 66712

Ashland Health Center Ltcu – 709 Oak Po Box 188   Ashland, Kansas 67831

Atchison Hospital Snf/Nf – 1301 N 2nd St   Atchison, Kansas 66002

Atchison Senior Village – 1419 N 6th St   Atchison, Kansas 66002

Elk Manor Home – 320 N. Walnut   Moline, Kansas 67353

Ellis Good Samaritan Center – 1101 Spruce St   Ellis, Kansas 67637

Ellsworth Good Sam Rt Village – 1156 Highway 14   Ellsworth, Kansas 67439

Elmhaven East – 1400 S 15th St   Parsons, Kansas 67357

Elmhaven West Nursing Home – 1315 S 15th St   Parsons, Kansas 67357

Emerald Pointe Health & Rehab – 109 West Empire   Galena, Kansas 66739

Emporia Presbyterian Manor – 2300 Industrial Road   Emporia, Kansas 66801

Emporia Rehabilitation Center – 221 W Logan Ave   Emporia, Kansas 66801

Enterprise Estates Nursing Cen – 502 Crestview Dr   Enterprise, Kansas 67441

Eudora Nursing Center – 1415 Maple   Eudora, Kansas 66025

Medicalodge East Healthcare Ce – 203 East Osage Ave   Arkansas City, Kansas 67005

Medicalodge East Of Kansas City – 6261 Leavenworth Rd   Kansas City, Kansas 66104

Medicalodge North Of Pittsburg – 2614 N Joplin St   Pittsburg, Kansas 66762

Medicalodge Of Atchison – 1637 Riley St   Atchison, Kansas 66002

Medicalodge Of Clay Center – 715 Liberty Po Box 517   Clay Center, Kansas 67432

The Alzheimers Ctr Of Kansas C – 6501 Greeley Ave   Kansas City, Kansas 66104

The Cedars – 1021 Cedars Dr   Mcpherson, Kansas 67460

The Centennial Homestead – 311 E 2nd St   Washington, Kansas 66968

The Heritage – 511 N Western Po Box 66   Girard, Kansas 66743

The Lutheran Home-Wakeeney – 320 South Ave   Wa Keeney, Kansas 67672

The Manor Of Kansas City – 3231 N 61st St   Kansas City, Kansas 66104


Q: I would like to receive a certificate. I misplaced mine and can’t find the original one. I would like a replacement of my certificate for Kansas as a certified nursing assistant and some assistance and information on how I could get a certificate from Missouri. I would like to be able to work in both states Missouri and Kansas.

A: You can’t work in both states together. Most states won’t allow multiple state certifications. As for  the lost certificate simply contact the CNA registry and they will send you a new copy. There might a minimal fee involved

Other state listings:

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

6 Responses to Free CNA Training in Kansas

  1. Kathy Neufeld September 12, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    I am very interested in your cna classes. I live in Andover Ks. Could you please send me some information. I would like to start as soon as possible.

    • Admin September 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

      Hi Kathy, we do not directly provide CNA training. We are an informational website that lists places where you can get your CNA training done.

  2. Dawn October 24, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    looking to find a way to get my CNA. I love my job but i want to be able to get this on my own…hope this will help me…I’m a caregiver

  3. Paula Ridley October 4, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    I need to get a CNA certificate before I can start any RN Program. Since 2006 I have been caring for my mother who has Altzheimers and cancer. Hospice comes in twice per week to do vitals and reorder meds, I provide all her other needs, bathing, feeding and changing pull ups. My patience through this ordeal is why I want to become a nurse.

  4. Latifah H June 29, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    I was wondering what do I ask for when I call these nursing homes?

    • Admin August 22, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

      You need to ask if they’ve got any open trainee vacancies. A lot of nursing homes facing staff shortages will offer trainee positions.

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