CNA training with Life Care Center of Andover

We grow champions!

Become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in just four weeks through our accelerated training program. Our 90-hour course will prepare you to provide high-quality care to residents. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to provide care as a nurse, this course is for you!

What is the class schedule?


The CNA Certification Class is a 90-hour class.

This class consists of 45 hours of classroom time and 45 hours of instruction in a clinical setting.

The written state certification exam will be scheduled the last two weeks of class.

We hold classes twice a year or depending on need.

Contact our team to get more details about the upcoming class!

Upcoming Class
  • October 3 - October 28, 2022
  • Week 1: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Week 2-4: Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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What are the costs?


CNA Training Program - FREE!

No charge for: Classroom instruction, textbook for use during class, clinical instruction and state CNA exam preparation.

Additional Fees


  • State exam testing fee: $50 paid directly to the testing center at the Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (for questions on the state exam, please visit (https://wsutech.edu/admissions/testing/).
  • Required supplies: You will need a name tag (provided to you for a $4 fee), athletic-style, comfortable shoes for clinicals, a watch with secondhand and scrubs (any color and style). You may purchase your own stethoscope and blood pressure cuff (optional), or you may use ours during class for no additional fee. A pen and paper are required for the classroom portion.

Ready to register?

To register, visit our career site and apply for the Non-Certified Nursing Assistant position.

Following the hiring process, you will work as a Non-Certified Nursing Assistant while you are taking the class. You will not be paid for class time, but you will be paid working other hours outside of the class.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • CNA stands for Certified Nurse Aide. A CNA provides hands-on care to patients in hospitals, clients in their homes for home health care agencies, and residents in long-term care settings. The Nursing Home Reform Act, adopted by congress in 1987, defined the training and evaluation standards for nursing assistants.
  • Yes, you will be hired as a Non-Certified Nursing Assistant as part of the application process. After the class, there may be job openings as a CNA at our facility, or you can start working as a CNA across Kansas. Continued employment at our facility is not required or guaranteed if you take our class.
  • Yes, we are accredited by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
  • You will be studying necessary material to pass the written state CNA exam. You will learn the basics of nursing and how to provide high-quality care to your patients.
  • Information will be provided to you on during the class with a list of several different testing sites in Kansas. For more information on the state exam, please visit https://wsutech.edu/admissions/testing/.
  • You must be 18 years of age by the first day of class.
  • Yes. Every two years you must send in a license-renewal form to the state. As long as you work 200 hours in a two-year period, you will not have to pay for any further training.
  • We do not guarantee employment at Life Care Center of Andover or any other facility upon completion of the course. However, we encourage all eligible applicants to apply for our CNA positions. The job market is good for CNAs, and you are likely to find many opportunities in a variety of care settings. We also may have CNA openings at our facility at the end of the class.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require screening and testing prior to starting. N95 Masks and PPE equipment are provided by our facility based on current transmission rates.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require screening and testing prior to starting. N95 Masks and PPE equipment are provided by our facility based on current transmission rates.
  • Per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, all healthcare employees must be fully vaccinated as of January 4, 2022. Please call us at (316) 733-1349 with any questions you have.
  • An additional 75-hour course can be taken to become a CMA (Certified Medication Aide). The CNA course also helps satisfy the one-year requirement for most nursing schools for candidates who pursue a LPN or RN degree.