Program Description

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program prepares students to be caregivers in nursing homes while working under the supervision of licensed nurses. The instruction includes classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. Students must successfully complete a competency skills checklist, maintain attendance as defined in the course syllabus and achieve satisfactory grades. Daytime classes meet daily for approximately five weeks, and evening classes meet two to three times a week for approximately three months. The program meets the guidelines of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and graduates may take the state examination to become CNAs after successful completion of the course.

Admission Requirements

Program Checklist


WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604 • 800.621.7440

The Certified Medication Aide program is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.

The program is also approved by:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66212-1365

This program has not been approved by the Department of Education for federal financial aid.