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The State Registered Nurse Aide Program at Eastern Kentucky University is a Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services approved program. The curriculum covers 59 hours of classroom instruction with an additional 16 hours of clinical practice.  During EKU’s Fall semester, we offer a nine-week evening program beginning in October.  Our Spring semester evening training typically begins in February or March.  Evening program classes usually meet twice per week from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  During our Summer session, the SRNA training will begin in July and can be completed in a four-week day program.  Our day program classes are held Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

  • Class is limited to 15 students on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tuition— $600 (must be paid at orientation)
  • Program Benefits: simple application process: no ACT required, ages 16 and up are eligible: High School students can enroll; local instructor, Tammy Jones, has twenty five plus years of nurse aide training experience; local jobs are available!

After you successfully complete the training program and pass the State exam, your skills will always be in demand. As a State Registered Nurse Aide, you will be an important part of today’s health care system. Your responsibilities will include giving basic nursing and personal care to patients and/or residents. Nursing assistants can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, assisted living facilities long-term care facilities, and home health care agencies.


  • Thursday, January 9 at 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 15 at 12 noon
  • Tuesday, January 21 at 5:00 pm
  • Monday, January 27 at 12:00 noon
  • Friday, January 31 at 9:00 am

Click here for more information on SRNA at EKU Manchester and complete the information below to start the registration process.

SRNA EKU Manchester

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