• Certified Nurse Assistant

    Instructor and Clinical Supervisor: Amanda Pummell
    This course is for students who are not currently working in a healthcare facility.

    This course meets the requirements of the Missouri Division of Health Standards and licensure to be certified as a Nurse Aid (CNA).  The course consists of a minimum of 75 hours of classroom instruction including CPR training. A minimum of 100 hours of on-the-job-training in a long-term care facility (approved by the Division of Health & Senior Services) is also required. 16 of those hours will be held at Hillyard Technical Center the week following the classroom portion of the course. Class start and end times vary by class session.

    Students are given three tests and must pass with an 80% on each test.  Following completion of 175 hours the student will take the final exam.  A certified facility may not employ a student in the facility that is not certified within four months of date of hire.  A licensed only facility may only employ a student in that facility for up to one year from the date of hire prior to certification.  
    Students must register with the Family Care Safety Registry and have a TB test administered. (included in fees)
    After successful completion of the classroom and clinical portions of the course, students are eligible to take the final written and practicum exams to become certified through the Missouri Division of Health & Senior Services. The final exam is scheduled after completion of 100 hours of on-the-job-training. Course cost includes final exam and certification fees.
    Enrollment Requirements
    • Applicants must be 18 years of age and present a birth certificate or state drivers license as proof of age
    • Must present a copy of GED or high school diploma
    • Must not be listed on the Missouri Division of Aging Employee Disqualifying List (EDL)
    • Applicant cannot have been found guilty of, or pled guilty to, or been convicted of, or nolo contendere to, class A. B, or D felony. 
    To enroll in this course you must meet the state eligibility requirements for any individual employable by an Intermediate care facility or skilled nursing facility directly involved in resident care.  
    For course cost, scheduled courses dates, and complete enrollment information, please call the office.