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
Select the links below to see the full semester schedule of CNA, CMA, CNA Refresher and CMA Update classes.
**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 Program. 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.
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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.
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.
** 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. Contact the Business Office for more information.
Would you like more information? Request information here.
For assistance with online registration, see Self Enrollment On-Campus Classes.
Why Barton’s Adult Healthcare Program?
- Hybrid CNA class format
- Evening classes
- Accelerated courses
- Classes for local high school students held on their high school campus
- 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
2014-2015 - CNA: 89%, CMA: 98%
2015-2016- CNA- 92%, CMA- 100%
2016-2017-CNA- 98%, CMA 98%
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
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.
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.
2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide.
2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.