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,
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,
Nursing Related Scholarships in Kansas
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