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ECTC’s Nurse Aide Training Program is approved by the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services for the training of nursing assistants for long-term care. This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills for nurse aides to assume the role and responsibility required in long-term care. The focus in this course is on communication, infection control, safety, resident’s rights and basic nursing skills. The course consists of lecture, skills lab, and at least 16 hours of supervised clinical training in a long-term care facility. Students receive 3 college credit hours for the 80 clock-hour course. Weekday, evening, and Saturday classes are available throughout the year.
Successful completion of the course requires 100% attendance in the classroom and at clinicals, a minimum score of 70% on written tests, and a satisfactory competency evaluation of skills. Clinical training requires a white uniform and shoes, criminal background check and proof of a tuberculin skin test (PPD) within the past 6 months. If you are a positive reactor you must bring a chest X-ray report that has been done within the last year stating that you are clear.
To enroll in the nurse aide course, applicants must complete a nurse aide packet that can be obtained from the Nurse Aide Office located in room 256 of the Academic Technical Building (ATB), the Admissions Office which is located in room 101 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center (RPC) Building, or you can download the packet instructions and documentation by selecting the links below:
Registration for the nurse aide course will be completed through the nurse aide office only.
Nurse Aide Course Schedules:
Fall 2016 Nurse Aide Schedule
Spring 2017 Nurse Aide Schedule
Tuition for NAA 100 course is $468 (3 credit hours at $156 per credit hour based on in-state tuition), Liability Insurance fee of $11, Mandatory Student Fee of $24 and $75 for the State Registry Exam fee. All fees are due prior to the first day of class and are non-refundable once class work begins. The textbook and workbook can be purchased as a set for approximately $105 (price subject to change), and are available at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College bookstore.
In order to be listed on the State Nurse Aide Registry, a student successfully completing the course must take the state written examination and skills competency evaluation. All test applicants must present a government picture ID (driver’s license, military ID) and a social security card on the date of the exam. NO LAMINATED SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED.