CNA Classes in Missouri
CNA applicants in the state of
Missouri must pass a criminal background check, must test negative for TB, and they absolutely cannot have
been found to have been abusive or neglectful of patients in another state. The required age is eighteen (17) and
they must be able to prove that they can read and write. They do not have a high school diploma or GED. They must
take and pass an approved CNA training program.
CNA approved programs are
approved by Missouri Department of Health and Human Services. Seventy-five hours of clinical study are required
with an additional one hundred hours of classroom instruction. Students must participate in practical, clinical,
and in class instruction, supervised by a registered nurse.
Areas of study include, but
certainly aren’t limited to: helping clean patient rooms, taking vital signs, helping patients bathe, walk, get
dressed, eat, and other personal care, stocking supplies, filling out forms, medical terminology, caring for
medical equipment, assisting nurses with basic medical procedures, anatomy, physiology,
Approved classes and programs are
usually run for between eight (8) and twelve (12) weeks, and depending on the length of the class will cost
anywhere from $600 to $2000.
Source : https://dhssweb02.dhss.mo.gov/cnaregistry/CNASearch.aspx