The purpose of the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) is to prepare the nurse aide to provide high quality, direct patient care under the supervision of licensed nurse personnel. A primary goal of the NATCEP is to ensure the availability of a well-structured, uniform curriculum across the State that will provide a foundation for high quality nurse aide services.
Federal and state laws and regulations mandate requirements for residents in nursing facilities to receive high quality health care delivered by trained personnel. Additionally, the NATCEP focuses on fostering independent functioning, to the extent possible, of the nursing facility resident. This requires policy and procedural instruction as well as emphasizing the establishment and maintenance of a safe, non-threatening, independence conducive environment of the nursing facility resident. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services is the appointed regulatory authority.
KCTCS is the sole administrator for the final written or oral examination and the skills demonstration aspect of the competency evaluation. To learn more about Nurse Aide training program or to schedule an assessment, contact a Nurse Aide Coordinator near you.