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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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Missouri CNA Certification

Missouri CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Missouri, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Missouri CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Missouri Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Missouri CNA Certification

In Missouri, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Missouri CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Missouri, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Missouri CNA Licensing Resources

Jefferson College

  • 4400 Jeffco Bldg
    Arnold, MO 63010
    Programs: CNA

North Central Career Center

  • 1401 Daily Road
    Bethany, MO 64424
    Programs: CNA

Bolivar High School Health

  • 1401 N Hwy D
    Bolivar, MO 65613
    Programs: CNA

Bolivar Technical College

Unitec Career Center

Boonslick Technical Education Center

  • 1694 West Ashley Road
    Boonville, MO 65233
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Brookfield Area Career Center

  • 122 Pershing Rd
    Brookfield, MO 64628
    Programs: CNA

Lake Career & Technical Center

  • 1409 Township Road
    Camdenton, MO 65020
    Programs: CNA

Cape Girardeau Career And Technical Center

Carrollton Area Career Center

  • 305 East Tenth Street
    Carrollton, MO 64633
    Programs: CNA

Carthage Technical Center

  • 609 River Street
    Carthage, MO 64836
    Programs: CNA

Crowder College

  • 4020 N Main
    Cassville, MO 65625
    Programs: CNA

Jefferson College

  • 6471 Cedar Hill Rd
    Cedar Hill, MO 63016
    Programs: CNA

Grand River Technical School

Clinton Vo-tech School

  • 602 S 5th Street
    Clinton, MO 64735
    Programs: CNA

Columbia Area Career Center

  • 4203 S Providence Road
    Columbia, MO 65203
    Programs: CNA, LPN

St. Charles Community College

  • 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr
    Cottleville, MO 63376
    Programs: CNA

Current River AVTS

  • 303 Spring Street
    Doniphan, MO 63935
    Programs: CNA

Eldon Career Center

  • 112 S. Pine Street
    Eldon, MO 65026
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Pike-Lincoln Technical Center

  • 342 Vo Tech Rd.
    Eolia, MO 63344
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Excelsior Springs Area Career Center

Excelsior Springs Job Corp

Farmington High School

  • One Black Knight Dr
    Farmington, MO 63640
    Programs: CNA

Hazelwood High School Central

  • 15955 New Halls Ferry Road
    Florissant, MO 63031
    Programs: CNA

North Tech High School

  • 1700 Derhake Rd
    Florissant, MO 63033
    Programs: CNA

Hannibal Public School

  • 4550 Mcmasters Ave.
    Hannibal, MO 63401
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Cass Career Center

Pemiscot County Vocational School

  • 1317 West Highway 84
    Hayti, MO 63851
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Hazelwood School District

  • #1 Wildcat Lane
    Hazelwood, MO 63042
    Programs: CNA

Jefferson College

Texas County Technical Institute

Metro Community College

Arcadia Valley Career Tech Center

  • 650 Park Drive
    Ironton, MO 63650
    Programs: CNA

Job Point

Missouri Health Care Association

Nichols Career Center

Franklin Tech

  • 3950 Newman Road
    Joplin, MO 64801
    Programs: CNA

Excelsior Springs Job Corp

  • 2402 Swope Parkway
    Kansas City, MO 64130
    Programs: CNA

Manual Career Technical Center

  • 1215 E Truman Road
    Kansas city, MO 64106
    Programs: CNA

Meds-Medical Education Dev And Support, Inc

  • 15600b Woods Chapel Rd
    Kansas city, MO 64139
    Programs: CNA

Metropolitan Community College

Penn Valley Community College

  • 3201 Southwest Trafficway Pe002
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    Programs: CNA

University of Central Missouri

Kennett Career And Technology Center

  • 1400 West Washington Street
    Kennett, MO 63857
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Kirksville Area Technical Center

Lamar Area Vo-tech School

  • 501 Maple
    Lamar, MO 64759
    Programs: CNA

Lebanon Technology And Career Center

  • 757 Brice Street
    Lebanon, MO 65536
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Metro Community College

Summit Technology Academy

  • 777 NW Blue Parkway St 3090
    Lee's Summit, MO 64086
    Programs: CNA

University of Central Missouri

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