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Interested in becoming a State Registered Nurse Aide?

Are you interested in working the health care field? Love to help others and want to make a difference in someones life? Then you may be interested in a career as a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA)!

A nurse aide provides basic nursing skills to assist the licensed nurse, such as helping with bathing, dressing, toileting, and mobility. A nurse aide effectively communicates with residents/patients, follows infection and safety policy and procedures, and adheres to resident/patient rights.

Career Opportunities

Work in a variety of healthcare settings-hospital, home health care, long-term care and assisted living facilities, private duty settings, or Hospice.


Somerset Community College offers the nurse aide course (NAA 100) at the following campuses: Somerset, Russell, Clinton, McCreary, and London. These may be traditional, web-enhanced, or hybrid classes.

Program Length
8 week and 15 week courses are offered during the Spring or Fall terms
2-3 week courses are offered in the Summer term


Certification: must complete the NAA 100 course with a C or greater. Then student is eligible to take the State Nurse Aide Exam.

State Registered Nurse Aide Exam

The State Nurse Aide Exam consists of 75 multiple choice questions and 5 random skills.

Student must complete the NAA 100 course in the state of Kentucky with a grade of a C or greater. Date of completion of class must be within one year time frame. Student has 3 attempts within the year completion to take the state exam. When student is successful on the state exam, the student is placed on the Nurse Aide Registry.

To inquire about dates for the State Nurse Aide Exam-contact Frances Beaty at or 606-878-4752.

Items student must bring on day of State Nurse Aide Exam
1. Roster or certificate from the training class
2. Government issued photo ID or current drivers license
3. Non-laminated social security card (names must match on license and social security card)
4. Receipt of payment provided by the business office