Working to become a state registered nursing assistant (or certified nursing assistant) can be a quick path to a rewarding career. Fortunately, it is easy to get started, as there are a number of places offering SRNA or CNA classes in Kentucky. So, whether you’re looking for CNA classes in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, or anywhere around Kentucky, the organizations listed below can help you on your way. Contact them directly to learn more about their classes and certification programs.
Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Kentucky?
Certified Nurse Assistant certification and program coursework is regulated by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 E. Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40621
Who Administers the CNA Exam in Kentucky?
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the administrator for the CNA certification exam. You can take a free CNA practice test on this site to help prepare yourself for the exam. The following are all of our CNA sample tests that are available for free.
How Do I Become an SRNA in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, the requirements state that SRNAs must undergo at least 75 hours of state-accredited nurse aide instructional classes on the way to earning their certification. This must include a minimum of 59 hours of classroom work combined with 16 hours of supervised practical learning.
Upon completion of the course, candidates must pass the state’s certified nurse aide exam. Once the Kentucky state nurse aide test has been passed, candidates will apply to be listed with the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry as a licensed SRNA. The registry is regulated by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
To maintain licensure, SRNAs must renew their license with the state board every two years.
Kentucky SRNA Exam Details
The Kentucky nurse aide test consists of a 75-question written section and a clinical test that covers 5 selected tasks. Topics that will be tested include:
- Assisting resident in bladder restraining
- Assisting resident with standing/walking
- Practicing good personal hygiene
- Adjust bed and side rails
- Check the food tray against the patient’s diet list
- Assist with partial bath
- Turn and position the resident in bed
You can take the exam up to three times, though you’ll have to re-register and pay a fee to retake whichever portion of the exam you need to retake. The fee for re-testing is $15 for the written exam and $60 for the skills exam. In total, you should plan to spend about 5 hours completing your exam.
You will receive your results by mail 4 weeks after completing the test.
How Much Does the Kentucky Nurse Aide Exam Cost?
The total cost of the Kentucky Nurse Aide Exam is $115. The written portion of the test costs $40 and the skills test costs $75.
Where Can I Take the SRNA Exam in Kentucky?
CNA exams in Kentucky can be taken at participating technical colleges and community colleges around the state with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System
How Much Does an SRNA Get Paid in Kentucky?
The average pay for a CNA in Kentucky is $29,290 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That comes out to $13.97 per hour.
Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry
Follow the link for all information you’ll need to contact the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry. If you’re looking to verify if a CNA is in good standing on the registry, use the link below.
Kentucky CNA Registry Status Check
Free CNA Classes in Kentucky
Some organizations provide employer-sponsored classes or classes that are offset by external funding from grants and scholarships. Below is a list of programs in Kentucky that offer “free” CNA classes. We also offer a page dedicated to CNA classes in Louisville if you’d like to learn more about the options available there.
|CNA Free Class Locations||City||Phone|
|Ashland Community and Technology College||Ashland, KY 41101||606-326-2000|
|Boyd Nursing and Rehab Center||Ashland, KY 41102||(606) 928-2963|
|Berea Health Care Center||Berea, KY 40403||(859) 986-4710|
|Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College||Bowling Green, KY 42101||270-901-1000|
|Signature HealthCARE of Georgetown||Georgetown, KY 40324||(502) 863-3696|
|Madisonville Community College||Madisonville, KY 42431||270-821-2250|
CNA Program Locations in Kentucky
Listed below are institutions and organizations that offer tuition-based CNA classes in Kentucky. There is another list of CNA program locations in Kentucky here.
|AshlandCommunity & Technical College||Ashland, KY 41101-3617||(606) 326-2000|
|Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College||Cumberland, KY 40823||(606) 589-2145|
|Elizabethtown Community & Technical College||Elizabethtown, KY 42701||(270) 769-2371|
|Hazard Community & Technical College||Hazard, KY 41701||(800) 246-7521|
|Henderson Community College||Henderson, KY 42420||(270) 827-1867|
|BluegrassCommunity & Technical College||Lexington, KY 40506-235||(866) 774-4872|
|JeffersonCommunity & Technical College||Louisville, KY 40202||(502) 213-5333|
|Madisonville Community College||Madisonville, KY 42431||(270) 821-2250|
|Owensboro Community & Technical College||Owensboro, KY 42303||(270) 686-4400|
|Big SandyCommunity & Technical College||Prestonburg, KY 41653||(606) 886-3863|
|Somerset Community College||Somerset, KY 42501||(877) 629-9722|