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Medicaid Nurse Aide

Nurse Aide / Nurse Aide

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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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What is a Medicaid Nurse Aide?

A Medicaid Nurse Aide provides direct care for patients in multiple settings under the direction of a LPN or an RN. Medicaid Nurse Aides roles include providing for hygiene, comfort, exercise, safety as well as observing and reporting patient/client conditions. Often Medicaid Nurse Aides provide emotional support to clients as well as families during a healthcare encounter.

What are my career choices?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Long term care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Home Care Agencies

Nurse Aide Training Programs:

  • NAA 100 (3.0 credit hours, doesn’t include CPR) – prepares a Medicaid nurse aide to take the state competency exam and earn placement on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry
  • MNA 100 (Medicaid Nurse Aide - This course is for industry)
  • KMA 100 (Kentucky Medication Aide – 5 credit hour) Prepares a Medicaid nurse aide to administer specific medications in a long-term care setting under the supervision of a licensed nurse

Enrollment Information:

To enroll in the Medicaid nurse aide course:

  • If you are not a current MCTC student, then you would need to enroll in the college.
  • If you are a current MCTC student, contact your advisor or Admissions for assistance with enrolling in the course.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age

Classes are available throughout the year on the Licking Valley (Cynthiana), Montgomery (Mt. Sterling), Rowan (Morehead) and Maysville Campuses as well as our extension in Carlisle, KY. 

Required Pre-requisites for KMA 100

  • MNA 100 or NAA 100
  • Currently on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry
  • 6 months work experience as a nursing assistant within the last 2 years (this requirement can be waived on appropriate candidates)
  • High School diploma or GED

What will I learn?

Upon completion of the program, the graduate can:

  1. Demonstrate good personal habits.
  2. Recognize the nurse aide’s role as it fits into the organizational structure of a long-term health care facility.
  3. Identify responsibilities of the nurse aide to the resident and health care team.
  4. Demonstrate basic skills and techniques in performing uncomplicated nursing procedures according to the program standards.
  5. Organize and administer nursing care to residents based on a plan of care and direction from charge personnel.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of resident’s rights in assisting residents with their activities of daily living.
  7. Demonstrate ability to assist residents in attaining and maintaining functional independence to the extent possible.
  8. Demonstrate proper care for and use of equipment and supplies necessary for patient care.
  9. Demonstrate sensitivity to the residents’ physical, emotional, social and mental health needs through skillful, directed interactions.
  10. Actively participate in the maintenance of a non-threatening, independence-conducive environment for the nursing facility resident

Kentucky Nurse Aide Certification State Testing (KNAT) for the Nurse Aide Registry

In order to be listed on the State Nurse Aide Registry, a student successfully completing the course must take the state written examination and skill competency evaluation.

Students are eligible to take the state certification exam for one year from the date that they completed their training.

SRNA Testing format is changing!

Online Scheduling and Payment will be available in the near future!

  • All test applicants must present a valid government picture ID (Driver’s License, Military ID, Passport) and a social security card on the date of the exam.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Sally Parker

Medicaid Nurse Aide

Program Coordinator

606-759-7141 ext. 66257