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State Registered Nurse Aide

Kentucky Medicaid Program Approved State Registered Nurse Aide Training Program now open to the public!

In just a few weeks, you can earn a certificate as a Kentucky Medicaid Program Approved Nurse Aide. First preference is given to students accepted to the College of Nursing program for the upcoming semester. Remaining spots are offered to the public. Please read this page carefully and entirely to learn essential information about this course prior to registering. 

Register Early

The registration link is the white button located on this page. Classes fill quickly. Students missing the first class will lose their spot in the class. If a class is filled and you would like to be put on our waiting list, please email tricia.maccallum@uky.edu. Classes are subject to cancellation if a minimum number of registrants is not achieved. In this event, registration fees may be refunded or applied to a future class date.

Registration is not considered complete until payment is made in full. If you have not paid for the course you are not guaranteed placement in the class.

Registration is now open for the following class dates 

(Evening Class) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and Basic Life Support (BLS) on a Wednesday evening within the course period, in room 403 College of Nursing Bldg., 751 Rose Street, Lexington, Ky. Clinical dates for this class are scheduled for two Saturdays within the class dates.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to all classes and clinicals. 

March 24 - April 24

May 19 - June 19, new date added

(Day Class) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Basic Life Support (BLS) within the course period, in room 403 College of Nursing Bldg., 751 Rose Street, Lexington, Ky. Clinical dates for this class are scheduled for two days within the course period. Students are responsible for their own transportation to all classes and clinicals.

May 12 - May 23, class is full

June 2 - June 13

June 16 - June 27

July 7 - August 7, new date added

The State Competency Test date is not included in the dates above, however, they are usually offered in close proximity to the class dates. Students will receive information on the first day of class.

This class is very intensive and there is no time to make up missed course time, therefore, attendance is mandatory for all classes and clinicals.

For a complete list of approved training providers and testing sites in Kentucky, please refer to the Kentucky Board of Nursing website at http://kbn.ky.gov.

Cost and Refund Policy

The $567 cost for the course includes:
  •  $502 tuition
  •  $65 BLS fee *

* For those who do not have current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the health care professional certification - required for applicants to the College of Nursing program. Red Cross certification does not qualify.

(If you plan to take the state test, you will pay a $75 test fee to the testing site you select. This is not included in the cost of the course.)

Credit card, cash or money order all accepted. Make money orders payable to UK College of Nursing - S.R.N.A. Any applicant who drops the class at least seven days prior to the first day of class will receive a refund. No refunds are given within seven days of the beginning of the course or after the course begins.

Personal checks cannot be accepted and will be returned to the sender. Placement in the course cannot be guaranteed until cleared funds are received by the College of Nursing. Cleared funds are credit or debit card, money order or banker's check payments only.

The title of the class on the registration form is 2014 SRNA w/ BLS or 2014 SRNA w/o BLS and then the date. BLS stands for Basic Life Support which is similar to CPR. The UK College of Nursing requires BLS certification from the American Heart Association for acceptance into the nursing program. Most nursing homes and hospitals require BLS training for nurse aides. If you already have a current BLS certification you do not need to take it again with the SRNA course.

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Location

Rooms 401 and 403 College of Nursing Building

Tuberculosis Screening Requirement

Provide verification of a current (less than one year old) tuberculosis screening by a PPD skin test, or chest X-ray only if you have a positive PPD. You may be able to obtain this at your local health department.

Social Security Card Required

You must have a valid Social Security card (cannot be laminated) to take the state competency certification exam.

Criminal Background Check Required

All applicants must have a completed background check from the website certifiedbackground.com. We will contact you with more information on this requirement if you are accepted into the class.

Student Responsibilities

  • transportation to the class and clinical site
  • purchase of textbook and clinical supplies; list including prices here.
  • attend all class sessions including clinicals

Parking

Information will be sent the week before class begins.

Contact Information

Tricia MacCallum, (859) 323-3851 or tricia.maccallum@uky.edu.