srnaWhat is a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA)?

Per the Kentucky Board of Nursing: “A SRNA is any person who, for compensation, provides nursing care or health-related services to residents or clients of an employer.  A SRNA is not a licensed health care professional.  Instead, the aide has completed an approved training and competency examination program and is listed on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry.”

This course is comprised of 59 classroom an 16 clinical hours.  Completing this course fulfills the prerequisite requirement for entry into the nursing programs at the universities such as University of Kentucky, KCTCS, and Midway College.

 

Admission Requirements

  • Social Security Card (Not laminated)
  • Government Issued Picture Identification
  • Two step TB skin test

 

Schedule:

  • Day Program (Approximately 2 weeks)
  • Saturday Program (Approximately 10 weeks)
  • Online SRNA course is also available (course time varies)

 

Required Textbook

 

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in their 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook states the job outlook for nursing assistants is excellent and employment is expected to grow faster than other occupations. Employment for certified nursing aides is expected to grow 19%, which is even higher than nursing in general. This result is primarily in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the financial pressures on hospitals to discharge patients as soon as possible. With an enormous number of baby boomers coming into retirement age and the US population projected to grow at least 18% over two decades in the 21st century, and the population of those sixty-five and older expected to increase at three times that rate, the number of healthcare providers needed greatly increases.