CNA Programs – Becoming a CNA in Missouri

A Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA is someone who works in a hospital, a nursing home, or a private home caring for those who are unable to adequately care for themselves. The state of Missouri requires that CNAs attend training classes. These training classes are taught in community colleges, hospitals, and nursing homes. CNAs are to complete 175 hours of instruction, 100 of which are clinical hours. A person needs to be at least 18 and able to read, write, and follow directions. A high school diploma or GED is not required to take the CNA training classes in Missouri.

Some CNAs get hired at nursing homes which offers the classes and gets certified while working as nursing assistants. Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri, has several campuses and has the state-approved 8-13 week classes. Some of the required classes may be offered online and in the evenings to offer more flexibility with scheduling. After completing the coursework, you will take the test to become a CNA. The examiner of the test may have you take vital signs and make a hospital bed. After becoming certified, your name will be placed on the state registry for certified nursing assistants and you can renew your certification every two years.

Here is a list of some of the top CNA Classes available in Missouri. Please call the schools directly to ask any specific questions you may have about their CNA program.

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

Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue, Moberly, Missouri 65270
Phone: (660) 263-4110

Preferred Futures Healthcare Academy
777 North West, Blue Parkway, Suite # 3090, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64002
Phone: (660) 422-8377

North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street, Trenton, Missouri 64683
Phone: (660) 359-3948

Cass Career Center
1600 East Elm Street, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701
Phone: (816) 380-3253

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

St. Charles Community College
Phone: (636) 922-8000
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, Missouri 63376

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Jakie S

I have been a CNA in the state of California since 1995. One of my passions in life is to help people and help others who want to expand their careers and become CNAs.

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