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Kansas Restorative and Rehabilitation Nursing Assistant Training

Rehabilitation Aide and Restorative aides assist residents with rehabilitation and range of motion exercises under the supervision of Registered Physical Therapists and/or licensed nurses.  Certified Nursing Assistant certification must be obtained prior to receiving that of Rehab Aide or RNA. A number of long term care facilities request that their CNAs have this certification.

Kansas Restorative and Rehabilitation Aide Courses

Allen Community College
1801 North Cottonwood Street
Iola, Kansas 66749

The Rehabilitation Aide course is designed to train Certified Nursing Assistant to fulfill
requirements for efficient rehabilitative care of residents in nursing homes. This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn the rehabilitative philosophy, work with departmental organizations, understand the role of the physical therapist, and the proper techniques of body mechanics, transfers, and ambulation.

Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
El Dorado, KS 67042
(316) 321-2222

The classes will instructs you in musculoskeletal anatomy and function, the full range of restorative exercise therapies, and the preparation and execution of care plans. In addition to classroom instruction, you'll spend plenty of time learning to use rehabilitative equipment.

Prerequisites for Certified Restorative Aide (AH 124, 2 credit hours)

  • Must be a Certified Nurse Aide in Kansas or have just completed AH 122 Certified Nurse Aide for Kansas Nursing Homes with a C or better.
  • Student must take the ASSET exam before enrolling.
  • Bring the following on the first day of class: copy of Certified Nurse Aide number
  • Each student must pay a fee for the state exam. This will be collected with tuition

Cowley College
125 S. 2nd St
PO Box 1147
Arkansas City, KS 67005
P: 620.441.5303

This RA (restorative aide) class trains the Certified Nursing Assistant to assist therapy departments in long term care facilities, acute care facilities, and to carry out rehabilitative plans of care in the client’s home.

Hutchinson Community College
1300 North Plum,
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Salina Tech
2562 Centennial Rd
Salina, KS 67401
Phone: (785) 309-3100

Prerequisite: must be an active certified nurse aide in the state of Kansas.
This course focuses on the basic concept of the role of a rehabilitation aide in the long term care setting. Students are educated on the personal and professional characteristics and legal and ethical standards for the rehabilitation aide role. Lab and shadow time is used to enhance the understanding and skills of the rehab aid's role among the rest of the healthcare delivery team.

Bethel House Training
1005 S. Glendale
Wichita, KS 67218
Phone: 316-771-7315