The job of an SRNA (CNA) 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 (CNA) class?
The class is open to individuals age 17 years or older. The State of Kentucky requires that students pass a criminal background check (see link below), 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.
- HYBRID ZOOM FORMAT: Select from weekday or weekend options.
- Weekday: 8 Zoom video sessions and 2 days of clinicals spanning 2 weeks.
- Weekend: 8 Zoom video sessions and 2 days of clinicals spanning 5 consecutive weekends.
- CLASSROOM FORMAT: Select from weekday or weekend options.
- Weekday: 8 full-day classroom/skills sessions spanning 2 weeks, followed by 2 days of clinicals.
- Weekend: 8 full-day classroom/skills sessions and 2 days of clinicals spanning 5 consecutive weekends.
What is the total cost of taking the class?
The total cost payable to RightChoice is $595. This includes tuition, your copy of the textbook, scrub top, liability insurance and background check.
HYBRID ZOOM and CLASSROOM COURSES
The total cost payable to RightChoice is $650. This includes tuition, your copy of the textbook, scrub top, liability insurance and background check.
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
When and where is TB testing done?
A TB risk assessment as well as a two-step TB skin test or blood test is required before a student can participate in the clinical experience. For students in the Jefferson and Oldham county areas, the preference is to have your testing performed at one of the four Baptist Health Occupational Medicine facilities. Click HERE for locations.
The current cost at Baptist Health Occupational Medicine is $15 for the assessment and $15 for each of the steps in the two-step TB. If you know that you have 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.
Students may have another healthcare provider do the testing based upon preference or your location. The TB test results must be received by RightChoice no later than one week prior to the student participating in the clinical process.
Where do I find information about Kentucky state SRNA (CNA) testing?
Contact your Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) testing coordinator by clicking HERE to visit their website.
Is my Kentucky SRNA (CNA) license recognized by other states?
Each state has different regulations regarding SRNA/CNA 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. More details are available on the following document: