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Nursing and Allied Health

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Nursing Department
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Home of the Nursing and Allied Health Department

We expect the best from our students.
Your future patients will expect the best from you.

Information on this page:

Short-term Classes

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) - certificate
  • Certified Medication Aide (CMA) - certificate
  • Intravenous Certification for Licensed Practical Nurse (IV Cert)

New online E-Learning Healthcare Courses!

Garden City Community College announces the availability of our online e-learning healthcare courses from Health Ed Today. These courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience. Each course includes: 24 hour a day instructor support & course mentors; engaging labs, student exercises and course videos; all textbooks, workbooks and student materials; a new Secure Student Website including career resources & other training.

These exciting courses include:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • EKG Technician
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • And many more classes!

Note: all programs include textbooks, workbooks and students materials. Certain programs include clinical externships and national certifications.

For more information about E-Learning Healthcare Courses, please E-mail Melody Brooks or call at 620-276-9684.

Visit us online at to experience a course demo and to learn more about these exciting new programs!

Clinical Facilities

The Nursing and Allied Health Department would like to thank all of the health care and education facilities that have so generously allowed our students access to hands-on experience learning. Without this support our programs would be unable to continue.

  • Area Mental Health
  • Finney County Health Department
  • Garden Valley Retirement Village
  • Kearny County Hospital/High Plains Retirement Village
  • Homestead Health and Rehabilitation
  • Larned State Hospital
  • Mexican American Ministries
  • New Chance
  • Park Lane Nursing Home
  • Sandhill Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Siena Medical Clinic
  • St. Catherine Hospital
  • The Women's Clinic
  • Wound Care Center
  • USD 457

C.N.A. Course Description

The course consists of a minimum of 90 clock hours and includes both class work and clinical experience to prepare students to provide patient care in an adult care home.

The course includes basic knowledge and skills necessary to help meet the psychosocial, physical, and environmental needs of the elderly patient.

The C.N.A. is prepared to give patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or physician.

The course will qualify the student to take the Kansas State C.N.A. Certification Examination. After passing the State Exam with a score of 75 or higher, the C.N.A. is qualified for employment in nursing homes as well as other health care faculties.

The course also meets the C.N.A. prerequisite for the nursing program.

C.N.A. Course Enrollment Requirements

The following conditions must be met prior to enrollment:

  1. Be able to provide proof of a negative TB test that is not older than 1 year prior to the start of class.
  2. Complete the Nelson-Denny reading assessment.
    • The Nelson-Denny is administered in the GCCC Saffell Library on Mondays or Thursdays at 4 p.m. Assessment will take approximately 45 minutes and is free of charge.
    • Student must arrive at 3:45 p.m. to sign in and present a photo I.D. Without an I.D. student will not be allowed to test.
    • Testing will begin at 4 p.m. Anyone arriving late will not be allowed to test.
    • You will be given a score sheet upon completion of the assessment.
  3. Once you have completed the Nelson-Denny assessment you will take the score sheet to the nursing department in the Penka Building to complete enrollment for the C.N.A. Program.

To contact the State of Kansas for C.N.A./C.M.A Certification information:

  • Call (local):
  • Call (KS Toll Free):
  • Fax:
  • Email:
  • Website:

  • View Certificate Status:

  • In Writing, Mail to:
  • 785-296-4986
  • 800-432-3535
  • 785-296-0256
    Select tab: Health Occupations Credentialing
    Enter only your First Name and Social Security Number
  • Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
    New England Building
    503 S. Kansas Ave
    Topeka, KS 66603-3404

Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff of the GCCC Nursing and Allied Health department have over 200 years of combined nursing experience and over 100 years of combined education experience! We are here to help you become the best health care professional you can be!

Call for information:
Nursing Department
Allied Health Department

For more information regarding gainful employment in the Practical Nursing industry, click HERE