We have listed on this page all the available nursing assistant classes that are in Fayette, Kentucky as of the making of this page. If you want to find out more about their school programs, you can talk to a representative by calling the number provided along with each facility.
Bluegrass Nursing Aide Training
304 Southland Dr,
Lexington, KY 40503
KY Health Training
366 Waller Ave Unit 121,
Lexington, KY 40504
You can find additional schools in the nearby city of Lexington.
Fayette is a country located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was founded in 1780, and was named after General Lafayette. This county’s territory, population, and government are coexistent with Lexington, KY, which is also its county seat. As of 2010, its total population had reached up to 295,083. You can find in this county the best nursing assistant training programs in the entire state. If you’re planning to become a nursing assistant in Kentucky, then this is the place where you should become one.
To work as a nursing assistant in Fayette, you need to enroll in a state-approved program. CNA programs will teach you the concepts and skills necessary to take care of the patients/residents. When you enroll in an approved program, you will be spending 75 hours in the classroom and laboratory for your theoretical course work, and 16 hours in a certified nursing facility for the practical training portion of the program.
According to the Nursing Home Reform Act, a person may only work as a long-term nursing assistant if he or she is certified. To get certified, you need to take the certification competency exam, which you can only apply if you’ve completed an approved training program. Nursing students, who completed one semester of nursing school and were able to take up the Fundamentals of Nursing, are allowed to apply for the CNA exams. They will need to provide a copy of their transcript of records to the Board of Nursing when they apply for the exams.
The CNA exam is a two-part exam, which consists of a written test and a manual skills demonstration. Candidates will have one year after completing their training to pass both tests and get certified. Should they fail in at least one part of the exam, they are given another 2 attempts to retake the test(s) that they failed. If a candidate fails to pass within 3 attempts, or within one year, whichever comes first, he or she will be required to undergo retraining.
Tips for the Knowledge Test
1. Make sure to rest before the exam.
2. Fully understand the test directions before you start.
3. Think through each question and choices before making your final answer.
4. Avoid reading too much into the questions.
5. Use the elimination process to get the best answer.
6. If you have enough time, review all your answers before submitting.
Tips for the Skills Test
1. Make sure to remember all the critical steps for each nursing procedure.
2. Remember to keep your patient comfortable and safe.
3. The sequencing of steps will not be considered critical unless it affects the safety and the medical asepsis of your patient.
4. If you missed a step, you can say this to the evaluator and perform the step that you missed.
Candidates may also visit www.kbn.ky.gov to download a copy of the Candidate Handbook. This handbook contains detailed information regarding the exams. It also contains the complete skills list and sample tests, which candidates can practice on.
The exam results are released within 30 days after taking the exams. You can also check the results via http://www.kbn.ky.gov/knar/Test+Scores.htm. If a candidate passes both tests, his name will be automatically entered into the state’s Nurse Aide Registry. Since the state no longer gives out certification cards, those who will pass will only receive their number in the mail a few days after passing. If you wish to check your status as a certified nursing assistant, you may do so by going to https://ssla.state.ky.us/kbnursing/chgadd/NAR.aspx.
If you have further questions regarding the CNA certification process, you can visit the Kentucky Board of Nursing official website at http://www.kbn.ky.gov/knar/faqknar.htm. You can find the KNAR Staff contact numbers through this link: http://www.kbn.ky.gov/knar/contacts.htm. photo attribution: ufv