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If you’re interested in a career in Healthcare, and love the idea of caring for individuals that suffer from health related challenges (i.e, physical, age related, and mental), then a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant may be the one for you. As a certified nurse aide, you’ll work directly under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals. It is for this reason that CNAs are an extremely vital aspect of the healthcare industry and can utilize their training towards advancement within other areas of healthcare.
As with most states, the requirements for becoming certified as a CNA in Missouri specify that you start by attending an accredited school or program that teaches the training material. The Department of Health can assist you in this process. There are also many nursing homes or rehabilitation centers that are licensed to teach the material. These programs train you while working in the nursing home environment and provide you with hands-on training to prepare you to pass the state board exam. In addition to passing Missouri’s CNA competency exam, you’ll also be required to submit to and pass a criminal background check. Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll be placed on the Missouri Nurse Aide Registry list, and will be allowed to work anywhere in the state that requires the services of a CNA.
Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant will also allow you to work as a private duty Home Health Aide. Home Health Aides provide essential health care to individuals in the patient’s own home. Some responsibilities include meal preparation, light housekeeping, performing personal care, and possibly some grocery shopping. Home health aides may also be needed as a companion for the individual while family members are away or at work.
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CNA Classes in Missouri (MO)
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Missouri CNA Schools
Browse our list of Missouri schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be found by calling the facilities directly.
How to Become a CNA in Missouri
Students can earn their CNA certification and start their career as a certified nursing assistant in less than six months. The first step is to find and complete an approved CNA training program. Each individual state sets its own required amount of credit hours necessary to become a CNA. Typical programs take around 6-12 weeks to complete and must include a minimum of 75 hours of training. The average cost of a CNA course is between $400 – $800. The second step is to take the Missouri CNA certification exam and achieve a passing score. The third and final step is to register with the Missouri Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Missouri CNA Certification Requirements
– graduate from an approved CNA training program
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