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Nursing assistants provide for their patients’ most basic care, helping them with everyday needs such as eating, bathing, dressing. They also assist with basic medical care, checking patients’ vitals, taking their temperatures, and giving them their medications. Nursing assistants may also help patients exercise or remember to do certain tasks. As a nursing assistant, you could be employed in a hospital, small clinic, assisted living facility, or in patients’ homes as a home care aid.

To become a nursing assistant, you only need to complete a short eight- to ten-week program and pass a final certification exam. Generally, you can complete the program at a community college or technical school. In addition to being short, nursing assistant programs are relatively inexpensive. Many schools will also work around your schedule, offering night classes to accommodate students with daytime commitments.

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As a nursing assistant, you can expect to make around $22,800 annually in the state of Kentucky, with a slightly higher wage if you work in a major city. In Kentucky, there are over 24,000 nursing assistants employed by organizations such as Catholic Health Initiatives, Kindred Healthcare, Consulate Health Care, and the Masonic Homes of Kentucky.

If you’re interested in starting your career as a nursing assistant, take a look at the below list of programs in Kentucky.

Featured Schools

Louisville

Spencerian College
4627 Dixie Highway | Louisville, Kentucky 40216
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Spencerian College 4627 Dixie Highway
Louisville, Kentucky 40216
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Kentucky cities

Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley
101 Rodgers Park Drive, Suite Two | Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Maysville Community & Technical College - Maysville
1755 US Highway 68 | Maysville, Kentucky 41056
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Maysville Community & Technical College - Rowan
609 Viking Drive | Morehead, Kentucky 40351
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Murray
607 Poplar Street | Murray, Kentucky 42071
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Paducah
4810 Alben Barkley Drive | Paducah, Kentucky 42002
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley 101 Rodgers Park Drive, Suite Two
Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Maysville Community & Technical College - Maysville 1755 US Highway 68
Maysville, Kentucky 41056
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Maysville Community & Technical College - Rowan 609 Viking Drive
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Murray 607 Poplar Street
Murray, Kentucky 42071
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Paducah 4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, Kentucky 42002
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate