Medicaid Nurse Aide (MNA)

Are you interested in working in the health care industry as a Nursing Assistant? You may be interested in a career as a State Registered Medicaid Nurse Aide (MNA). A Medicaid Nurse Aide effectively communicates with residents/patients, follows infection and safety policies and procedures, adheres to resident/patient rights, and performs basic nursing skills under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

Career Opportunities

Work in a variety of healthcare settings such as: hospitals, long-term care and assisted-living facilities, home health care settings including Hospice, private duty settings, and assisted-living homes. Most full-time Medicaid Nurse Aides work a regular 40-hour week. Many work part-time, evenings or weekends.

Wage/Salary Information

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Program Home Campus

Courses offered at Edgewood and Urban Learning Center Campuses

Entry time

Summer, fall or spring terms. 


Certification: Complete the NAA-100 Nursing Assistant Skills I course with a Grade of “C” or greater.

State Registered: Complete the NAA-100 course with a “C” or greater and successfully pass the Kentucky Nurse Aide Test (KNAT), to be placed on the Nurse Aide Registry with the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Clinical orientation and clinical practice hours are “non-paid work assignments.” Transportation to designated facilities is the responsibility of each student.

Program Length

Program Length: 8-week and 15-week courses are available

Advising  Sheet (PDF) 


• Medicaid Nurse Aide

This program is HPOG eligible.