Nurse Aide Program FAQ’s

Should I consider nurse aide as a career?
Yes, if you can function as a member of the health care team performing routine tasks in caring for patients, while working under the supervision of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.

Where can I find information about this career?
Visit the Maida Kamber Center (MKC) in ʻIlima 104 or their website. The MKC provides career counseling, resources, and information.

How can I obtain advising information about KCC’s program?
Attend a Nursing Information Session. For a current schedule, click on Nursing Information Session.

When can I apply to enter the program?
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. New students are accepted into the program upon the decision of the nursing department.

What degrees and certificates do you offer?
The certificate of competence.

Is certification available?
The Nurse Aide course prepares graduates for the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Exam which is administered by the American Red Cross.

Are there any special entry requirements?
Yes, the Nurse Aide Program is a selective admission program. For more information, click to the Long Term Care Nurse Aide – Admissions Procedures.

Are there any nurse aide training programs offered anywhere else?
The list of nurse aide training programs as approved by the state of Hawai’i may be found within the Prometric website at
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/hawaii/Pages/landing.aspx and then click to “CNA Certificate Exam” and “State Approved Training Programs/RN Listing.”

When reviewing the list of nurse aide training programs, and if interested in completing the nurse aide training for the first time, please reference those nurse aide training programs with or without the single asterisk (*) next to its numeric listing within the left-hand column. Those nurse aide training programs with a double asterisk (**) next its numeric listing offer only a nurse aide recertification program.

Do you offer non-credit courses in nursing?
For a current listing of non-credit courses in nursing, please reference the KCC Catalog for non-credit course descriptions. For current offering of non-credit courses, please click on Continuing Education & Training.

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