Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)


CNAs work closely with patients and are responsible for assisting with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment and checking patient vital signs. CNAs give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses.  This program includes classroom instruction and clinical experience in area skilled care facilities.  Classroom instruction in a certified nursing assistant program includes basic nursing skills, anatomy, physiology, nutrition and infection control. Students also gain hands-on experience during clinical activities.

CNAs work in nursing homes, hospitals, mental health facilities, assisted living facilities and private homes. Job prospects for CNAs are expected to be excellent due to the increasing long-term care needs of an aging population.  CNA is an excellent entry into the nursing profession. 

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services requires any candidate sitting for the CNA Exam must have completed 75 classroom hours and 100 hours of clinical experience.  Therefore, you must attend ALL classes and complete ALL clinical hours to successfully complete this course to be eligible for the CNA exam. 

CNA enrolllent is by application only 



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