The job of an SRNA is to assist with care for patients’ day-to-day needs. Job expectations may differ from facility to facility, but typical responsibilities can include:
- Turning or repositioning bedridden patients
- Taking patients’ temperature, blood pressure and other vital signs
- Dental care
- Answering patient calls
- Hair care
- Documenting patients’ health issues and report to nurses
- Feeding patients, measuring and recording their food and liquid intake
- Cleaning rooms and bed linens
- Emptying bedpans
- Dressing wounds
- Post-mortem care
- Learn more about expectations and requirements by clicking HERE
Who can take this SRNA class?
The class is open to individuals age 17 years or older. Applicants must pass a background check (no felony convictions – see link below) and cannot be listed on the Nurse Aide Abuse Registry or the Kentucky Adult Caregiver Misconduct Registry. Prospective students must also pass a TB assessment and a 2-step TB skin or blood test. Students will also need to have the ability to perform the duties of a nurse aide (bending, twisting, standing, lifting, etc.).
View an excerpt from the regulations regarding which types of convictions would prohibit someone from taking the course by clicking HERE.
How long does it take to complete the online class?
- ONLINE FORMAT: This option is done at the student’s preferred pace. We recommend that you complete at least one unit per week. Minimum requirements of time are 59 hours spent in online course and 16 hours of clinicals.
What is the total cost of taking the class?
The total cost payable to RightChoice is $650. This includes:
- Application and registration fee – $50, this fee is non-refundable!
- Tuition – $450
- Textbook and study binder – $85
- Background checks – $25
- Scrub top for clinicals – $15
- Liability insurance – $25
ALL COURSE FORMATS
Unless payment plan arrangements are made with our office, payment in full is required before you may begin the course. Check the individual course pages for further information on payment plan options.
Additional costs to the student include a 2-step TB skin test ($30), a TB risk assessment ($15) and black scrub pants. Purchase of a stethoscope and a manual blood pressure cuff is also recommended, but not required. For students who plan to take the state exam upon completion of the course, the cost is $75 through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).
Note that insurance provides liability protection for students as you perform skills in the clinical setting.
It is recommended, but not required, that you obtain a stethoscope and blood pressure kit for practicing key vitals skills. Affordable options can be found via Amazon at these links:
- Primacare DS-9181-BK Professional Blood Pressure Kit
- Dixie EMS Blood Pressure and Sprague Stethoscope Kit
What is your refund policy?
The $50 application/registration fee is non-refundable. Once the student receives course materials, all payments are then non-refundable.
When and where is TB testing done?
You must present the results of a negative TWO-STEP Tuberculin PPD skin test or blood test. You must have these completed in order begin the class.
The TB Risk Assessment is done by the RightChoice instructor at Simulation Clinicals at no cost to students.
The TWO-STEP Tuberculin PPD skin test takes a minimum of 12 days to complete. If you are unable to get the TB skin test, have had a positive reaction to a TB skin test, have had TB in the past, or been vaccinated for TB you may need a blood test or chest x-ray to meet this requirement. For students in the Jefferson and Oldham county areas, the preference is to have this testing performed at one of the four Baptist Health Occupational Medicine facilities. Click HERE for locations.
Students may have another healthcare provider do the testing based upon preference or your location. Again, students must have their TB test results turn in prior to beginning any course format.
Where do I find information about Kentucky state SRNA testing?
Contact your Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) testing coordinator by clicking HERE to visit their website.
Is my Kentucky SRNA license recognized by other states?
Each state has different regulations regarding nurse aide licenses. If you plan to work in a state other than Kentucky, you need to check that state’s reciprocity policy.
How do I get a complaint resolved?
In the event of a misunderstanding or of unfulfilled expectations, we ask that you give us the opportunity to resolve any problems or complaints regarding your experience at RightChoice. You are always welcome to contact our Executive Director, Terry Graham, with questions or concerns. If you that believe a school has violated Kentucky statutes or regulations, you may send a written complaint to the Kentucky State Board for Proprietary Education.
To file a complaint with the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, each personal filing must submit a completed “Form to File a Complaint” (PE-24) to the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education by mail to Capital Plaza Tower, Room 302, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. This form can be found on the website at www.kcpe.ky.gov.
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