Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

If you value personal relationships, feel satisfied in the workplace knowing that your support is necessary for success, and enjoy active and independent work environments, you may be interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Our Allied Health program at GCCC encompasses multiple certification programs to allow students entry into the professional world of health care, including the CNA coursework. Certified Allied Health medical staff are involved in a supportive role with the delivery of health related services under the supervision of physicians and nurses. As health care professionals, certified aides work in the promotion of optimum function and health in the improvement of health related quality of life.

Certified Nurse Assistant


As an important component of the health care team, certified aides practice direct contact with patients and clients in nearly all departments and specialties for clinics, hospitals, personal residences, assisted living, or long-term care. Our Allied Health certification programs seek to prepare competent Allied Health medical staff who will practice leadership and professionalism across multiple health care settings while collaborating with a variety of licensed medical professionals. We offer flexible course schedules to allow students to maintain a job while studying to achieve their certifications. Students will have the opportunity to learn hands on skills in both a state-of-the-art lab and clinical experiences. We are an approved provider for the state of Kansas Department of Aging and Disabilities and upon completion of the coursework, students may sit for Kansas State certification exams. 


Class Sizes

Each semester, there are 8 to 10 students in each CNA hybrid course, which is held both online and on the campus, giving you valuable one-on-one time with the instructor and an opportunity to develop relationships with classmates for additional support and learning while also working online to fit your scheduling needs.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available for students in the CNA program at GCCC, visit the Financial Aid page for more information about which scholarships you are eligible for. 


Your advisement in the CNA program is provided directly by the Nursing and Allied Health department instructors.  The instructors also hold office hours in the Academic Building on campus and are available via phone and email.  


In addition, the GCCC Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, and the Associate Degree Program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). See our nursing accreditation page for further detail. Certain GCCC programs have also obtained other specific individual accreditation. GCCC has been accepted for the continuous quality improvement accreditation model by the national Academic Quality Improvement Project.