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Medicaid Nurse Aide - Kentucky Medication Aide

Provides knowledge and skills for nurse aides to assume the role and responsibility required in a long-term care setting.

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Important Information:

KCTCS has an important message regarding ​the KY.GOV online payment processing system used when scheduling a Nurse Aide State Exam online. Beginning August 1, 2022, all credit card payments will be processed immediately at the time of scheduling a state exam. There will no longer be a delay in payment processing of 5 days prior to the scheduled exam date. 

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ECTC's Nurse Aide training program is approved by the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services for the training of nursing assistants for long-term care.  This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills for nurse aides to assume the role and responsibility required in long-term care.  The focus in this course is on communication, infection control, safety, resident's rights, and basic nursing skills.  The course consists of lecture, skills lab, and at least 16 hours of supervised clinical training in a long-term care facility.  Students receive 3 college credit hours for the 75 clock-hour course.  Weekday, evening, and Saturday classes are available throughout the year.

What are my career choices?

As a graduate, you can find employment in doctors offices, hospitals, and other health-related agencies.

What are the course requirements?

Successful completion of the course requires 100% attendance in the classroom and at clinicals, a minimum score of 70% on written tests, and a satisfactory competency evaluation of skills.  Clinical training requires a white uniform top, black uniform pants and white shoes, criminal background check, and proof of a 2-step tuberculin skin test (PPD) within the past year.  If you are a positive reactor, you must bring a chest X-ray report that has been done within the last year stating that you are clear.

What are the enrollment requirements?

To enroll in the nurse aide course, applicants must complete a nurse aide packet that can be obtained from the Nurse Aide Office located in room 256 of the Academic Technical Building (ATB), the Admissions Office which is located in room 101 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center (RPC) Building, or you can download the packet instructions and forms.

Registration for the nurse aide course will be completed through the nurse aide office only.

Nurse Aide Course Schedules

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Certificate Options

Field Licensure Requirements

To be listed on the State Nurse Aide Registry and become a registered nurse aide, students must pass both the written and skills evaluation portion of the Competency Evaluation Program exam in addition to completing the program.

State Exam for the Nurse Aide Registry

All test applicants must present an unexpired government issued photo ID (driver's license, military ID) and a social security card on the date of the exam.  NO LAMINATED SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for NAA 100 course is $567 (3 credit hours at $189 per credit hour based on in-state tuition), Liability Insurance fee of $11, Mandatory Student Fee of $24, and $115 for the State Registry Exam fee (Effective July 1, 2024 state exam fee will increase to $135.00).  All fees are due prior to the first day of class and are non-refundable once class work begins.  The textbook and workbook for NAA 100 can be purchased as a set for approximately $85 (price subject to change) and are available at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College bookstore.

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 Program Contact

Carla M. Allen

Nurse Aide

Administrative Assistant

(270) 706-8464