Career Programs & Training Adult Health Care

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The Adult Healthcare program offerings include Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medication Aide, Certified Medication Aide Update and Certified Nurse Aide Refresher. These courses are approved by Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Follow us on Facebook for up to date information on what is happening in the Adult Healthcare world! See us for Program Updates, Job Listings, and  Opportunities for Networking within the Profession.

Upcoming Adult Healthcare Classes

Fall 2017 CMA Update Class

Paw Print Logo Great Bend Workforce Center-Downtown Great Bend CRN: 19192- Class: August 19-20. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. OPEN

Fall 2017 CNA Classes

Paw print logo CNA Evening-Barton Campus- CRN 19548- Class: Aug. 14th-Oct. 8th Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00pm-9:00pm in T-119- Clinical: Diversicare of Larned. OPEN

Paw print logoCNA Hybrid- Barton Campus- CRN 19607- Class: October 9th- December 10th Online- Clinical: St. John Leisure Homestead. OPEN

paw print logo CNA Accelerated-Barton Campus- CRN 19576-Class: Dec. 12th-Dec. 29th Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm in T-119-Clinical: Diversicare of Larned. OPEN

Fall 2017 CMA Classes

paw print logoCMA Weekend- Great Bend Workforce Center-Downtown Great Bend- CRN 19608- Class: September 16th- November 12th Saturday and Sunday 8:00am- 5:00pm
                                Clinical: Cherry Village Great Bend- Friday, Saturday and Sunday. OPEN

Paw Print Logo CMA Evening- Barton Campus- CRN 19547- Class: October 17th-December 10th Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00pm-9:00pm in T-119- Clinical: Cherry Village, Great Bend KS. OPEN

Fall 2017 CNA Refresher Class

paw print logo Barton Campus- CRN 19575-Class: November 20th and November 21st Monday and Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm in T-119. OPEN

**All classes are tentative, pending state approval and student enrollment. Clinicals may not be held in Barton county. Class schedule changes or updates may occur at the discretion of the instructor.

An active CNA certificate is a required pre-requisite for the Barton Nursing and Mental Health Technician programs.

Complete a Change of Major Form.

Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis. The sizes of classes are limited. CNA classes max out at 10, CMA classes max out at 6. Courses are scheduled upon student interest and instructor availability. Please check back frequently for updated class schedules.

Tuition/Fees Barton County Resident Out of County, In-State Resident
CNA $585 $620
CMA $560 $595
CMA Update $121 $128
CNA Refresher $121 $128

Payment: Due at the time of enrollment. Financial aid ineligible.

Books: Books are required the first day of class and not included in tuition and fees. They can be purchased through the Barton bookstore. Follow the links below for book information.

CNA BOOKS   |   CMA BOOKS

Instructor Possibilities

Available on campus as well as in Ellinwood, Hoisington, Great Bend, Lacrosse, Larned, Lyons, Russell, St. John and Wilson. Face to Face and Hybrid Class options are available. To start, complete the KDADS Instructor Application and apply online for CNA/CMA Adjunct Faculty at Barton. 

Partnering Programs

Castlebranch
Excel in CTE Initiative (SB155) for high school Juniors & Seniors  
A-OK participants 
WIA participants
Sister Mary Klein Endowment Scholarship
3rd Party Payee

** Payment is not contingent upon student performance in the class. Student record information will not be released to Partnering Programs. The student must complete a FERPA form for this to occur. Contact us for more information.
** You may be eligible for additional scholarships, Barton Bound and Barton Fresh Start. Contact the Business Office for more information. 

Enrollment Information

Would you like more information? Request information here.

Interactive CNA/CMA Enrollment Flow-Sheet

Interactive CNA Refresher/CMA Update Flow-Sheet

For assistance with online registration, see Self Enrollment On-Campus Classes.

Why Barton’s Adult Healthcare Program?

Flexibility

  • Hybrid CNA class format 
  • Evening classes
  • Accelerated courses
  • Classes for local high school students held on their high school campus

Facilities

  • Designated Adult Healthcare lab in T-119
  • Equipment available on campus that students will use in the clinical settings such as mechanical lifts, wall mounted blood pressure cuffs and hospital beds
  • Instructor led simulations on manikins
  • Clinical sites in Great Bend, Ellsworth, Ellinwood, Larned, Lyons, Russell and Wilson

State Exam Pass Rates

2013-2014 - CNA: 89%, CMA: 100%
2014-2015 - CNA: 89%, CMA: 98%
2015-2016- CNA- 92%, CMA- 100%

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Occupational Outlook and Earnings

The CNA course is a 90 contact hour course that prepares students for the state certification exam. It is approved and regulated by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). CNAs provide direct care to patients in hospitals and residents of assisted living centers and long term care facilities.  Students must be 16 years old to enroll.

Check your CNA/CMA certificate status online.

Certified Nurse Aide Refresher

The CNA Refresher course is a 15 contact hour course that is approved by KDADS to reactivate a Kansas CNA certificate that has expired. The course consists of a brief review of the KDADS CNA curriculum guidelines as well as student demonstration, in the lab Environment of the 18 skills from the Kansas Nurse Aide Task Checklist.

Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

The CMA course is a 75 contact hour course that prepares students for the state certification exam. CMAs administer medications to residents in assisted living centers, and long term care facilities. A Certified Nurse Aide certification is a requirement for CMA training. Students must be 18 years old to enroll.

Certified Medication Aide Update

The CMA Update course is a 15 contact hour course that is approved by KDADS to meet the requirement for Kansas CMA continuing education that must be completed every two years. This course is designed to provide the student with a review of basic knowledge and introduction of new medications and their safe administration.

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guides
Certificates
Certified Nurse Aide 
Certified Medication Aide