Nurse Aide Training Programs in Missouri

Who is eligible for employment as a certified nursing assistant in Missouri? To work as a CNA in a licensed long-term care facility in Missouri one must complete a nurse aide training program, pass the state CNA examination and be listed as active on the Missouri Nurse Aide Registry. When does a nurse aide status on the Nurse Aide Registry change from active to expired? Federal regulation requires that an individual work at least eight hours, for pay, in the provision of nursing services without a two year break to remain active. If you have a five year break in employment your CNA certificate will expire. If your certificate expires you will either need to prove employment or retake the CNA training course. It is not uncommon for a certified nurse aide to stop working as a CNA for a few years.

If you can't show proof of paid work as a nurse aide in the previous five years, and you wish to change your CNA status from expired to active, you need to re-take a nurse aide training class and the state competency examination. Certified nurse aides who want to avoid this scenario need to perform paid CNA work for at least eight hours every two years. One of the low cost CNA training programs in Missouri is offered by Boonslick Technical Education Center. Adult students who are at least eighteen years old are encouraged to apply for enrollment into the nurse aide class if they wish to pursue a career in the health care field. The cost for the classroom portion of this CNA program is very affordable with additional expenses required for clinical experiences.

Preferred Futures Healthcare Academy - Warrensburg
234 NW 41st Road, Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: (660) 422-8377

Boonslick Technical Education Center - Boonville
1694 West Ashley Road, Boonville, MO 65233
Phone: (660) 882-5306

Preferred Futures Healthcare Academy - Lawson
Lawson Manor and Rehabilitation, 210 W 8th Terrace, Lawson, MO 64062
Phone: (660) 422-8377

Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City
3200 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

MEDS Inc. CNA Program - Kansas City
15600B Woods Chapel Rd., Kansas City, MO 64139

Preferred Futures Healthcare Academy - Columbia
Job Point, 2116 Nelwood Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, MO 65202
Phone: (660) 422-8377

Jefferson College - Hillsboro
1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, Missouri 63050

Cass Career Center - Harrisonville
1600 East Elm Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701

State Fair Community College Nurse Assistant Program - Sedalia
3201 West 16th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301

St. Charles Community College Allied Health Office - Cottleville
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) - Penn Valley Campus
3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Preferred Futures Healthcare Academy - Jefferson City
Job Point, 315 Ellis Boulevard, Suite 201, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (660) 422-8377

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) CNA Training Course - Mapple Woods Campus
2601 NE Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64156

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Nursing Assistant Course - Longview Campus
500 SW Longview Rd., Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Nurse Aide Training Course - Blue River Campus
20301 East 78 Hwy, Independence, MO 64057

Ozarks Technical Community College CNA Training Program - Allied Healh Office
1001 East Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, Missouri 65802

Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue, Moberly, MO 65270

St. Louis College of Health Careers C.N.A. Class
909 South Taylor Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Rolla Technical Center Nurse Aide Training - Technical Institute
1304 East Tenth Street, Rolla, MO 65401

Lex La-Ray Technical Center Nurse Aide Program - Lexington
2323 High School Drive, Lexington, Missouri 64067

Lewis and Clark Career Center CNA Course - St. Charles
2400 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO 63301

Preferred Futures Healthcare Academy - Lee's Summit
Summit Tech Academy, 777 NW Blue Parkway, Suite 3090, Lee's Summit, MO 64002
Phone: (660) 422-8377

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

CNA Training Schools and Programs

CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Nieh on August 01, 2014 at 02:01 AM
I am licensed as a CNA in Nebraska and now I moved to Missouri. Do you think I need to retake the CNA test or can I just apply for reciprocity?

Admin on August 02, 2014 at 08:23 PM
To transfer your Nebraska CNA certification to Missouri you need to challenge the Missouri CNA exam. According to Missouri's laws and regulations, if your CNA status is active and in good standing on another state's registry, then you are eligible to retake the nursing assistant exam in Missouri and become certified as a nurse aide in this new state. You must submit a written request to the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the following information and copies of these documents: your out-of-state CNA certificate, social security card, return address, phone number where you can be reached, and employment verification of eight hours of work for every two years from the date when you became certified in your current state. If the state where you are certified (Nebraska) keeps track of your employment then you do not need to submit the work verification documents. You should call the Missouri nurse aide registry to ensure this is the correct process and to ask any questions you might have on completing the required applications. I think you need to retake the test. Good luck!

I have a CNA license in the state of Tennessee and I want to transfer it to Missouri. What do I need to do and also my name has changed so do I need to take care of that first?

Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?

After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?

I am in the military and I do not have too much time to actually attend a regular CNA program. Who offers online CNA classes?

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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