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Nursing Assistant

PINWhat is a nursing assistant?

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

CalculatorWhere could I work? What will it pay?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Long term care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Home care agencies

The range of wages for RNs is as follows:

  • Annual National Wage Range is $18,790 - $30,014
  • Hourly Regional Wage Range is $9.03 - $14.43


ClockHow long will this program take?

It will take one semester to complete the Nursing Assistant Course (NAA 100) which will prepare you for the state certification exam to work as a State Registered Nursing Assistant in KY.

For length of time to get a diploma or certificate AND for a complete list of required courses:
click on "What credentials are available?" to access specific academic plans.

BookWhat credentials are available? (Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

There is no associate degree available for this program.

An associate degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years.


There are no diplomas available for this program.

Diploma programs are usually short-term and less comprehensive than associate's degree programs. WKCTC offers diploma programs as educational opportunities for students who aren't pursuing full-time degrees. Diploma programs usually consist of several courses in a specific subject area or skill and can lead you toward entry-level employment in a professional field.

G.E.D.I. (Gainful Employment Disclosure Information) refers to an employment situation where the employee receives consistent work and payment from the employer.


Advanced Nursing Assistant (ANA) | Download the Academic Plan | G.E.D.I.
Kentucky Medication Aide (KMA) | Download the Academic Plan
Medicaid Nurse Aide (MNA) | Download the Academic Plan

A certificate is earned by a student after taking a series of courses in a particular subject. Students often earn certificates to get a step ahead in the professional field of their interest, and certificates may be offered in similar programs leading to degrees.

ChartHow do I apply for this program?

1. Apply for admission to West Kentucky Community & Technical College if not currently enrolled.

3. Submit an official transcript of all previous college work.

4. Submit ACT or COMPASS scores

TelephoneWho can help me? What else do I need to know?

Program Coordinator
Beth Durham

PagesAdditional Requirements

  • TB skin test completed within the last 6 months, prior to the beginning of the class
  • Approved vendor national background check (no felonies)
  • Liability insurance
  • Approved vendor drug screen
  • Textbooks
  • Uniform

AcceptProgram Success

Licensure Pass Rate

For the WKCTC 2013-14 class was 75%, and licensure pass rate for the WKCTC 2014-15 class was 86%.