Free CNA Training in Missouri

You might be searching for free CNA training options in Missouri if you are attempting to start a new career.  There are some options for free training and many options for inexpensive training.  It is the Department of Health and Senior services in Missouri that approves programs to make students eligible to sit for the certification exam and receive CNA certification. You’ll find a list of free training options below for Missouri:

There are vocational and technical high schools in Missouri that offer training for various entry-level healthcare positions.  This his something to think about if you are still in school and searching for potential free cna training options.  If you know someone who is still in high school and interested in a career as a certified nursing assistant, you should pass this information along.

Check with the State Board of Nursing in Missouri if you are interested in cna training.  They should be able to let you know if there are any free training programs for CNAs (other than employer sponsored programs).  The Board of Nursing is also a good resource to help you locate special programs in your area that might help to cover the cost of your CNA training.

It is not uncommon to receive scholarships for CNA training.  If you receive enough scholarship funds, you can receive your training for free.  Do not be afraid to ask if you can apply for any scholarships programs in your community or directly through the CNA course.

Direct Free Training Options

We’ve received a tip from one of our readers, Tiana Gates regarding two really good Free CNA Training Opportunities in Missouri. Contact the following two nursing homes to get free training:

Kirksville Manor Care Center
1705 East La Harpe Street
Kirksville, MO 63501-3997
(660) 665-3774

Twin Pines Adult Care Center
316 S. Osteopathy
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone: (660) 665-2887
Fax: (660) 665-2328
The following Home Care service provider offers paid training. Depending on your passion for the job you can work your way from an in home aide to a certified nursing assistant:

Oxford HealthCare (4 facilities)

3660 South National, Suite 300
Springfield, MO 65807
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6555

2025 South Garrison Ave., Suite A
Carthage, MO 64836
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6555

1400 Heriford Rd., Suite 104
Columbia, MO  65202

813 West Broadway St.
West Plains, MO 65775

More information:

Trainee Position VIA University of Missouri Health System
If you’ve got what it takes to become a CNA but can’t afford training this might be for you.  One of the current set of job openings is specifically for trainees who do not have a CNA certification or relevant training. You will need to complete training with them ad continue working for them after becoming certified. More details can be found at: (copy the url into your browser)

Nursing Related Scholarships for Missouricnanotes2

Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) – MLN Scholarship

The MLN scholarship s available annually in the fall and are offered to students pursing a career in nursing. The amount awarded varies annually and all application must come directly from the dean in ordered to be considered.  In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited nursing program approved by the Misoori State Board of Nursing
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Recommendation from program Director
  • Show financial need
  • Be a Missouri resident for at least one year
  • Be a U.S citizen

Remember to complete the entire application and have the dean or program director submit it on your behalf.

Missouri State Association of Licensed Practical Nurses – MCPNE Scholarship

The Missouri State Association of Licensed Practical Nurses offers the MCPNE scholarships to students who are accepted of are actively enrolled in the Practical Nursing program. Two scholarships will be awarded in the mount of $500.  In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
  • Write an essay o the Scope of Practice for the LPN
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the Practical Nursing Administrator

Submit completed application and all requested documents by April 1st in order to be considered for the scholarship.

Missouri State Association of Licensed Practical Nurses – MoSALPN Scholarship

The Missouri State Association of Licensed Practical Nurses offers the MoSALPN scholarship to students who are currently enrolled in the Practical Nursing program. In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Provide annual household income
  • Provide a short essay on why they should be awarded the scholarship
  • Provide a short essay on your ongoing contribution to the nursing profession upon graduation
  • Submit a completed application by the deadline date specified

Institutions That Might Be Able To Help

WorkReady Missouri

1737 North Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

WorkReady Missouri is a program that can help individuals who qualify.    With the Work Reading program, an individual can receive several weeks of hands on training for a new job.  During that time period an individual will receive a small allowance in addition to their current benefits.  Men and women should contact a local career center such as the one listed above to apply.

Missouri Registered Apprenticeships

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, St. Louis, MO

Missouri has a range of Registered Apprenticeship programs within the state.  They can receive a few years of hands on training in addition to any technical training required for their ob.  Apprentices are able to earn very fair wages and often benefits while they gain the skills they need for an excellent and long-term career.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

3248 Laclede Station Rd, St. Louis, MO – 63143

Vocational Rehabilitation Services are intended to help individuals with disabilities to achieve their employment goals.  A range of services are available to help men and women receive assistance and training they need to become employed or to train for a new job if their illness or injury has changed their current work abilities.

Other Nursing homes in Missouri that might offer free CNA training

Note: These nursing homes DO NOT Provide CNA training directly. It is however common for nursing homes to employ you and then pay for your training at another facility.

Apple Ridge Care Center – “100 West Thomas, Po Box 181″   Waverly, Missouri 64096

Appleton City Manor – “600 North Ohio, Po Box 98″   Appleton City, Missouri 64724

Arbor Place Of Festus Inc – 12827 Highway Tt   Festus, Missouri 63028

Arbor View Healthcare And Rehabilitation – 1317 North 36th Street   Saint Joseph, Missouri 64506

Ash Grove Healthcare Facility – “401 North Medical Drive, Po Box 247″   Ash Grove, Missouri 65604

Ashland Healthcare – 300 South Henry Clay Blvd   Ashland, Missouri 65010

Ashley Manor Care Center – 1630 Radio Hill Road   Boonville, Missouri 65233

Ashton Court Care And Rehabilitation C – 1200 West College Drive   Liberty, Missouri 64068

Audrain Medical Center – 620 East Monroe   Mexico, Missouri 65265

Aurora Nursing Center – 1700 South Hudson Avenue   Aurora, Missouri 65605

Autumn Oaks Caring Center – “1310 Hovis Street, Po Box 804″   Mountain Grove, Missouri 65711

California Care Center – “1106 South Oak, Route 3″   California, Missouri 65018

Camden Health Center – 2203 East Mechanic   Harrisonville, Missouri 64701

Camdenton Windsor Estates – 2042 Highway 5 North   Camdenton, Missouri 65020

Camelot Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente – “705 Grand Canyon Drive, Po Box 830″   Farmington, Missouri 63640

Gibbs Care Center – 311 North Spring Street   Steelville, Missouri 65565

Gideon Care Center – “Fourth & Lunbeck, Po Box 197″   Gideon, Missouri 63848

Glennon Place Nursing Center – 128 North Hardesty   Kansas City, Missouri 64123

Glenwood Healthcare – “851 Thoroughfare, Po Box 399″   Seymour, Missouri 65746

Golden Age Living Center – “Third & Mimosa, Po Box 307″   Stover, Missouri 65078

Liberty Hospital – 2525 Glenn Hendren Drive   Liberty, Missouri 64068

Liberty Terrace Care Center – 2201 Glenn Hendren Dr   Liberty, Missouri 64068

Licking Park Manor – 209 Hickory St   Licking, Missouri 65542

Life Care Center Of Bridgeton – 12145 Bridgeton Square Dr   Bridgeton, Missouri 63044

Life Care Center Of Brookfield – 315 Hunt Street   Brookfield, Missouri 64628

Life Care Center Of Cape Girardeau – 2852 Independence   Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703

Miner Nursing Center – “410 H Road, Po Box 430″   Miner, Missouri 63801

Mineral Area Regional Medical – 1103 Weber Road   Farmington, Missouri 63640

Missouri Delta Medical Center – 1008 North Main Street   Sikeston, Missouri 63801

Mo Baptist Medical Center – 3015 North Ballas Rd   Town And Country, Missouri 63131

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3 Responses to Free CNA Training in Missouri

  1. keila April 10, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    hello i had my cna for five years and it expired and i didnt get to challenge the state to get it back in time. my first job ever at 19 was in a nursing facility and i absolutely loved it. i love and enjoy everything about being a nurse. i was wondering if there was anyway you guys could help me get it back. being a single mother of three little girls money is tight. i would be forever grateful/ thank you so much

  2. Angelica Christine March 29, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    Im 18 almost 19 and need to get into a cna class to get certified for a job at the hospital here in town. I live in Missouri and have two kids im trying to raise alone. If there is any advice someone could give me or some assistance it would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Robert Faires February 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    Oxford healthcare does not do cna training. I just got off the phone with them, and the only way they will hire is if you have previous experience.

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