Highland Community College



Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide (HHA) – NUR209

2 credit hour

Prerequisite: NUR201 and completion of reading exam

This course provides knowledge and skills necessary to assist elderly or disabled adults with routine personal care and support services in their home. Tasks that might be performed at the clients home include housekeeping (making beds, laundry, washing dishes) and cooking meals. This course prepares individuals to sit for the Kansas Home Health Aide exam and is based on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Home Health Aide Curriculum.

Job Outlook:  HHA is listed as an occupation that is projected to grow much faster than average according to Hot Jobs in Kansas, 2006-2016 Occupational Outlook  published by the Kansas Department of Labor. Hourly wage ranges from $8.21 - $10.98, which is $17,080.00 - $22,830.00 annually. 


Link to Kansas Department of Health and Environment HHA resources: http://www.kdheks.gov/hoc/hha.html