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Medicaid Nurse Aide

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What is a Medicaid Nurse Aide?

A Medicaid Nurse Aide provides direct care for patients in multiple settings under the direction of a LPN or an RN. Medicaid Nurse Aides roles include providing for hygiene, comfort, exercise, safety as well as observing and reporting patient/client conditions. Often Medicaid Nurse Aides provide emotional support to clients as well as families during a healthcare encounter.

What are my career choices?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Long term care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Home Care Agencies

Medicaid Nurse Aide Training Programs:

  • HST 104 (3.5 credit hours, includes CPR)
  • NAA 100 (3.0 credit hours, doesn’t include CPR)

HST 104 Enrollment information


To enroll in the Medicaid Nurse Aide courses:

  • If you are not a current student, then you will need to enroll in the college.
  • If you are a current student, then you can enroll by signing into your student-service online account.
  • Once enrolled in HST 104, students will receive an email about requirements that must be complete by the clinical portion of the class.
    • CastleBranch Background check
    • Drug Screening
    • 2 Step Skin TB Tests
    • Hepatitis B Vaccination
    • Fall/Spring only: Flu Vaccination

HST 104 Classes are offered throughout the year. Search availability at the following campuses: Jefferson Technical Campus, Carrollton Campus and Shelby Campus locations.

  • Classes are available throughout the year.
  • Please check the class schedule. Students can enroll in either class to prepare for going into the Nursing Program.

Other information:

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

  • Student’s will receive a certificate of completion for these courses with a passing grade.

Medicaid Nurse Aide Certificate

Did you know by completing this course you are also eligible for a Jefferson Community and Technical College Certificate? What a way to celebrate your accomplishment and add to your resume by posting you have graduated from Jefferson with a certificate! You can earn your Medicaid Nurse Aide certificate while studying towards your associate degree. Students that earn this certificate are invited to participate in graduation and receive a printed credential! Apply now so you can celebrate a milestone towards your degree!

Kentucky Nurse Aide Certification State Testing (KNAT) for the Nurse Aide Registry

In order to be listed on the State Nurse Aide Registry, a student successfully completing the course must take the state written examination and skill competency evaluation.

Students are eligible to take the state certification exam for one year from the date that they completed their training.

  • All test applicants must register to take the state exam in the Medicaid Nurse Aide Office: Located in the Health Sciences Hall – Room 450 (A) at 110 W. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202.
  • Applicants need to have the facility that they trained at fax a roster to the secure fax line (502-483-0001) and then call the MNA office (502-213-2316) to register and pay for the SRNA exam. Testing fees are $115.00, Examination fee is non-refundable. 
  • All test applicants must present a valid government picture ID (Driver’s License, Military ID, Passport) and a social security card on the date of the exam.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Dallas McKinley

Medicaid Nurse Aide

Program Coordinator


Ashley Clark

Medicaid Nurse Aide

Administrative Assistant