State Registered Nurse Aide

In just a few weeks, you can earn a certificate as a Kentucky Medicaid Program Approved Nurse Aide! We provide evening and daytime classes that will prepare you to work as a long-term care nurse. This course also fulfills the nursing school requirements for University of Kentucky College of Nursing.

Admission Requirements

  • Immunization and TB screening: All immunization and TB screening requirements must be met before the first day of class. Students who do not have these requirements met by the first day of class will forfeit the class without refund. Please note that influenza vaccines are now required during flu season!
    • ​Click HERE to see full list of requirements
    • ​Click HERE to access our TB screening test form
  • Criminal Background Check: All applicants must have a completed background check from the website We will provide the package code before the start of class. Students that have completed a Castle Branch background check for the College of Nursing do not need to submit another background check, but they will need to notify us that the requirement is completed. If you have a background check through UK as an employee or with another College at UK, we will not have access to those. You will have to complete a background check through Castle Branch.
  • International Students and Non-Native English Speakers: If English is not your native language, a TOEFL score of at least 220 (computer version) or 90 cumulative (iBT: Internet based) is required to process your application. Please contact to schedule test or request scores. Please send an unofficial transcript that includes your TOEFL scores. This class requires advanced English language skills and we want to ensure you can succeed in the class.


Registration and Tuition
Register Early! Classes fill quickly. Students missing the first class will lose their spot in the class. If a class is filled and you would like to be put on our waiting list, please email Classes are subject to cancelation if a minimum number of registrants is not achieved. In this event, registration fees may be refunded or applied to a future class date. Registration is not considered complete until payment is made in full. If you have not paid for the course you are not guaranteed placement in the class.


BLS (Basic Life Support) Training
The UK College of Nursing requires BLS certification from the American Heart Association for acceptance into the nursing program. Most nursing homes and hospitals require BLS training for nurse aides. If you already have a current BLS certification you do not need to take it again with the SRNA course.


SRNA (State Registered Nursing Aide) Classes

SRNA Courses at UK are currently online through Evolve. To be able to gain access to UK's Evolve courses, students must buy the book bundle with the access code from the bookstore.

We have a limit of 20 students per session.

SRNA at University of Kentucky Dates:

Five-week Fall Sessions 2021:

  • November 1 - December 10, 2021

59 Hours of Instruction: Online. The number of hours for instruction are the same whether done within two weeks or spread out over five weeks. There are scheduled Zoom meetings with instructors each week. The days and times for the meetings vary with each instructor. They will let you know before the start of class when those meetings are scheduled.
16 Hours of Clinical/Skills Lab: Live, in-person. Clinical/skills lab may be held at UK College of Nursing, 4th Floor, Rooms 401 and 403 or at a long-term care facility.
Your instructor will inform you of dates and times. **Skills lab is a requirement to complete the course.

Cost and Refund Policies

  • If you plan to take the state test, you will pay a $115 test fee to the testing site you select. This is not included in the cost of the course.
  • Credit card, cash or money order all accepted. Make money orders payable to University of Kentucky
  • ​If you are choosing to "pay by check" as your method of payment, then all check payments are due 2 weeks prior to the class start date.
  • Any applicant who drops the class at least seven days prior to the first day of class will receive a refund. No refunds are given within seven days of the beginning of the course or after the course begins.
  • Placement in the course cannot be guaranteed until cleared funds are received by the College of Nursing. Cleared funds are credit or debit card, money order or banker's check payments only.


Academic Year 2021-2022

SRNA Class with Basic Life Support (BLS) Training


SRNA Class without Basic Life Support (BLS) Training




**UK Students: The email used in the registration, will be the email used to contact you. Please make sure to use your UK email.

Student Responsibilities

  • Transportation to the class and clinical site​
  • Purchase of textbook and clinical supplies
  • Attend all class sessions including clinicals/skills labs. This class is very intensive and there is no time to make up missed course time, therefore, attendance is mandatory for all classes and clinicals/skills labs.
  • Meeting all TB test, Background Check, and Immunization Requirements

**Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Please read through these questions before submitting your questions. It is likely that you will find your answers there.


Contact Information: Email Aimee Hatfield at

Office of Professional Development hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.