There are a couple things you must do if you want to obtain employment as a CNA in Missouri. The first thing you will need to do is to become certified. You can do this by completing a fully accredited nursing assistant training course. After you complete that course, you will need to pass the certification exam. It is then important to make sure you are listed on the Nurse Aide Registry for the state of Missouri. Read school reviews below.
One of the best nursing assist programs in Missouri is found at the Boonslick Technical Education Center. This training program is affordable at a rate of less than $400 for tuition. This course is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older.
You must work for at least one day (for pay) as a nursing assistant every two years if you do not want your nursing assistant certification to become inactive. If you do not receive pay for work as a nursing assistant for five years in a row, your certification will become expired. It takes you some time to renew your certification if it lapses. You will need to attend a CNA training program again and to pass the CNA certification exam. Make certain to keep your certification active at all times. For specific regulations with regard to certification lapses and renewal please visit http://www.health.mo.gov/safety/cnaregistry/
Featured CNA Training Classes in Missouri
Preferred Futures, Inc.
234 NW 41 Rd.Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone:660-422-8377
Preferred Futures Healthcare Academy provides CNA, CMT, and Insulin training in Lee’s Summit, Kansas City, Warrensburg, Jefferson City and Columbia, Missouri. We offer both day and evening classes with flexible clinical hours. The program usually lasts about 8 weeks. We have reasonable rates and payment plans available for our all classes. We also offer references to financial assistance programs for qualified individuals. If you are coming in from another state we provide testing and challenges for all of our classes including IV Therapy for LPN’s. For more information you can check out our website at www.preferredfutureseducation.com. We are also on Facebook!”
Metropolitan Community College (MCC) – Penn Valley Campus
3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
The nursing assistant program at Metropolitan has one of the highest number of clinical hours in the whole of Missouri. The total number of hours is 175 of which 100 are spent on clinical sessions. The cost of the program is $965 and classes are held five times a year. They also have a refresher course for those who have to brush up on their training due to an expiry of their license. This costs $432. Admission to the refresher course requires a letter from the Missouri Dept of Health and it includes 100 hours of clinicals with 16 spent in the classroom. If for some reason you are unable to complete the nursing aide course, you can enroll in a “test out” course that costs $100 and allows you to touch up on the classes you missed without having to repeat the whole course again.
Ozarks Technical Community College Nursing Assistant Classes – Allied Healh Office
1001 East Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, Missouri 65802
Ozarks have two types of CNA classes. One is the normal classroom + Clinical sessions course that costs $1399. The other type is a hybrid of classroom and online classes coupled with clinical sessions costing $1499. The hybrid class is especially appealing to people who are working somewhere or live far away from the college premises. To enroll in either of the two courses you will need to have a letter from your physician confirming that you are free from any contagious diseases. You will also need to undergo a criminal background test and provide proof of immunizations.
Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Nursing Aide Training Course – Longview Campus
500 SW Longview Rd., Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64081
State Fair Community College CNA Program – Sedalia
3201 West 16th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue, Moberly, MO 65270
St. Louis College of Health Careers Nurse Aide Class
909 South Taylor Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Lex La-Ray Technical Center Nurse Assistant Program – Lexington
2323 High School Drive, Lexington, Missouri 64067
Gibson Technical Center
336 W State Hwy 76
Reed Springs Mo 65737 1127
Texas County Technical Institute
6915 S Hwy 63 Po Box 314
Houston Mo 65483 1685
Crowder College-Nevada Campus
600 W Edwards
Nevada Mo 64772 1856
Nevada Regional Tech Ctr/N Campus
2015 N West Nevada Mo
For a full list of accredited centers, please visit http://www.health.mo.gov/safety/cnaregistry/pdf/CNAApprovedTA.pdf