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Missouri CNA Programs

Missouri CNA Training

Doctors and nurses form the backbone of a hospital staff. These medical professionals attend school for many years in order to earn the certification necessary to diagnose and treat patients. However, these individuals depend on a strong support staff to help them make the most efficient use of their time, and maintain a high level of medical care. For anyone who has always wanted to work closely with health care professionals to improve people's lives, it might be time to consider Missouri CNA classes.

Certified nursing assistants are able to provide support to doctors and nurses as they provide care to their patients. Nursing assistants might record patient histories, take vital signs, discuss behaviors that can be used to prevent illness and injury, as well as answering questions that patients might have about their treatment plan. Anyone who enjoys working with people and helping them to take better care of their loved ones may really enjoy a career as a CNA.

The Missouri state-approved CNA course requires 75 hours of classroom training and 100 hours of on-the-job training. The exam is in 2 parts: written and practicum.

Having an "active" status in the Missouri CNA directory means that a CNA has met all of the requirements and has no incidences of misconduct (abuse, neglect, etc.) on his or her record. If a certified individual does not work as a CNA for at least one day in a 24 month period, he or she will cease to be certified and must retake the exam. Once the individual passes the exam, he or she will then be eligible once again to work as a CNA.

A CNA can receive an "expired" status if he or she has not performed paid nursing services within the past 5 years. In order to be returned to an "active" status, the CNA must submit written proof that they received payment for nursing or nursing-related services, or they must retake the certification exam.

Certain individuals may meet special criteria and are not required to take the CNA training course and may immediately move on to take the exam. These individuals include:

  • Individuals who are currently enrolled in LPN or RN classes who have passed a Fundamentals of Nursing that included a clinical rotation in the past 5 years.
  • Individuals who have an "active" status on another state's CNA registry and are in good standing. If no employment dates are listed on the register, the individual is required to submit proof of employment from within the past 2 years.
  • Individuals who have completed a nursing program outside of the United States and have not yet become licensed. These individuals need to submit a copy of their nursing license or certificate, their school transcripts translated into English, and a copy of a criminal background check that has been translated into English).
  • Individuals who received training in a long-term care unit of a hospital and have worked there for at least one year. These individuals need to submit proof of hospital training and a letter confirming dates of employment and the position that the individual held there.
  • Individuals whose education and training in gerontology and health occupations includes the components of the approved training curriculum may challenge the examination after completing the parts of the training program deemed to be necessary based on evaluation of their credentials by the supervisor of Health Education, Division of Senior Services and Regulation.
  • Individuals who are listed on the CNA registry as "inactive."
  • Individuals who have been trained in acute care units in hospitals as nursing assistants or who have trained as psychiatric aides. These individuals may take the exam after completing the orientation module with special emphasis on geriatric residents' needs and orientation to the facility, and completing the 100 hours of on-the-job training in a long-term care facility or long-term care unit of a hospital. The applicant must submit verification of hospital training and a letter proving the individuals dates of employment and position held or a psychiatric certificate.

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Other MO Schools with CNA Programs

Applied Technology Services
12721 West Watson Road
Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127
Arcadia Valley Career Tech Center
650 Park Drive
Ironton, Missouri 63650
Bolivar High School Health
1401 N Hwy D
Bolivar, Missouri 65613
Bolivar Technical College
2001 W. Broadway Ste 6
Bolivar, Missouri 65613
Boonslick Technical Education Center
1694 West Ashley Road
Boonville, Missouri 65233
Brookfield Area Career Center
122 Pershing Rd
Brookfield, Missouri 64628
Bryan College
4255 Nature Center Way
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Cape Girardeau Career And Technical Center
1080 S. Silver Springs Road
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Career & Technical Center At Ft Osage
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, Missouri 64058
Carrollton Area Career Center
305 East Tenth Street
Carrollton, Missouri 64633
Carthage Technical Center
609 River Street
Carthage, Missouri 64836
Cass Career Center
1600 E. Elm Street
Harrisonville, Missouri 64701
Clay School Adult Ed
3820 N 14th St
St. Louis, Missouri 63107
Clinton Vo-tech School
602 S 5th Street
Clinton, Missouri 64735
Columbia Area Career Center
4203 S Providence Road
Columbia, Missouri 65203
Cox College
1423 N. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Crowder College
4020 N Main
Cassville, Missouri 65625
Crowder College
600 S Ellis
Webb city, Missouri 64870
Crowder College
600 W Edwards
Nevada, Missouri 64772
Crowder College
601 Laclede
Neosho, Missouri 64850
Current River AVTS
303 Spring Street
Doniphan, Missouri 63935
Dallas County Avts
33 Vo Tech Rd
Louisburg, Missouri 65685
Daruby School
625 North Euclid Ave Suite 410
St. Louis, Missouri 63121
Davis H Hart Career Center
905 North Wade Street
Mexico, Missouri 65265
East Central College
1964 Prairie Dell Rd
Union, Missouri 63084
Eldon Career Center
112 S. Pine Street
Eldon, Missouri 65026
Excelsior Springs Area Career Center
614 Tiger Drive
Excelsior Spring, Missouri 64024
Excelsior Springs Job Corp
2402 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64130
Excelsior Springs Job Corp
701 St Louis Ave
Excelsior Spring, Missouri 64024
Farmington High School
One Black Knight Dr
Farmington, Missouri 63640


Missouri CNA Resources on

Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
Phone: (573) 751-0681
Fax: (573) 751-0075

Missouri Nurses Association