The job description of a Certified Nursing Assistant include
- Taking patient’s vital signs
- Comforting and listening to the concerns of patients and residents
A Certified Nurse Assistant in the State of Missouri, as is with most other States, provides the above-mentioned services in health care settings such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and long-term care facilities. They provide direct care to patients and/ or residents and work under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or a Local Practicing Nurse.
In order to become a Certified Nurse Assistant, one must complete comprehensive training course from an institution accredited and approved by the state, and pass a state-approved competency examination. Meeting these basic requirements will see the candidate entered into the State’s Nurse Aid Registry, giving them the legal right to work anywhere in the Missouri.
If you have prior training in CNA from a different state, you can take the ‘CNA Challenge’, which will give you state permission to sit the competency examination without having to go through the training program again.
Basic CNA Certification Requirements in Missouri
- Complete the state-approved coursework/ training program
- Pass the CNA competency examination
- Submit fingerprint cards
- Pass a federal and state criminal background check
As set by the Federal Law, a typical CNA training program lasts a period of 8 to 13 weeks, giving candidates up to a minimum 75 hours of coursework, and a further 100 hours of practicals hands-on experience in a clinical setting.
Despite these basic requirements, individual institutions may have special requirements prior to commencing training. So be sure to check with the training institution that you are planning to join on what the basic requirements are.
The class work covers such things as:-
- Basic Nursing skills
- Disaster training
- Fire safety
- Patients rights
- Resident safety
If you had attained training in the same from a different state, there is always the provision of challenging the state to allow you to sit for the examination without going through the CNA training program all over again.
Once you have completed and met all the state requirements, you will be allowed to take the state-approved competency examination. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be entered into the Missouri State CNA Registry, and listed as an active member. Note that employers always check the CNA registry before employing any CNAs.
List of some CNA Classes in Missouri State:
Preferred Futures Healthcare Academy
234 NW 41st Road, Warrensburg, MO 64093
State Fair Community College
3201 West 16th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301
St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376
Metropolitan Community College
3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue, Moberly, MO 65270
St. Louis College of Health Careers
909 South Taylor Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Rolla Technical Center
1304 East Tenth Street, Rolla, MO 65401
Lex La-Ray Technical Center
2323 High School Drive, Lexington, Missouri 64067
Lewis and Clark Career Center
2400 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO 63301
Ozarks Technical Community College
1001 East Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, Missouri 65802