Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training

Accelerated Job Training,
Professional Development

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ Forest Park

Upon successful completion of this state approved course, the student is eligible to take the Missouri written and practical nurse assistant certification exams.

Program Coordinator

Healthcare Workforce Training



This program is currently under construction.

Please check back in January 2020 for more information.

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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training

Class meets twice a week for 20 sessions, each four hours in length. The 104 hours of on-the-job training are completed in a nursing home and in addition to the scheduled class time. The on-the-job training hours are either an eight-hour day or evening shift. No weekend hours for on-the-job training. Time off from work may be required to complete on-the-job training. Strict attendance policy. Any missed class or on-the-job training time will be made up at an additional expense to the student. Upon successful completion of this state-approved course, the student is eligible to take the Missouri written and practical nurse assistant certification exams, both practical and written. Dates and times for exam will be determined.

Prerequisites: Family Care Safety Registry Worker Registration letter is required at time of registration. Only original letter will be accepted. Letter cannot be older than six months. Register online to obtain letter. To enroll in this state approved training the student must be employable in a skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility in direct resident care. This is assured by verification with the criminal background check, 5-panel drug screen, Family Care Safety Registry Worker Registration, state registry for nurse assistants and EDL. Intermediate or higher proficiency in English is recommended, you may be required to take a college placement test.

Clinical and Field Work

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the college require students to obtain clinical or other field experience as part of their course work. Students with criminal convictions or drug use may have difficulty progressing in these programs. Hospitals and facilities may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check (at the student's expense) may be conducted prior to placement in a clinical or field setting. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the clinical or field experience, thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements.

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