The purpose of the State of Missouri CNA training program is to prepare individuals for employment in a long-term care facility. The program teaches skills in resident care under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse.
The state approved course requires the individual to complete 75 hours of classroom training, 100 hours of on-the-job training and successfully complete a two part final examination. The two part final examination includes a written (or oral) and practicum examination, the individual must attain an 80% on better on each exam before a certificate can be issued and that individual's name placed on the Missouri State Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Registry. Some of the topics covered include: basic nursing skills; fire safety; disaster training; resident safety and rights; and social and psychological problems of residents and the methods of caring for the mentally confused residents, such as those with Alzheimer's disease. Testing will be conducted by TMU for DSHeadmaster. An individual must successfully complete a final written examination and a minimum two-hour final practicum exam before a certificate can be issued and that individual's name placed on the Missouri State Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Registry. The certified nurse assistant (CNA) training program is required by the Omnibus Nursing Home Act and Section 198.082, RSMo, 1994.
1. Must be at least 18 years of age
Estimate: $1,900 per student in set costs; this includes the following- scrubs, shoes, testing fee (1 attempt only), book and workbook