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Certified Nurse Assistant

Department: Health Occupations

THE COLLEGE BUILDINGS ARE OPEN LIMITED HOURS DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC. ALL OPERATIONS WILL BE COMPLETED REMOTELY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT SUE PROPPER AT SPROPPER@STCHAS.EDU.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE. THANK YOU!

This program, approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), provides the instruction and on-the-job training required to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in the state of Missouri. The program teaches basic nursing skills, resident rights, safety, communication techniques and infection control. CNAs are eligible for employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home care agencies and doctor’s offices.

There are three different components that make up the CNA Program at St. Charles Community College: classroom instruction, clinical internship and final exam (state exam). Students must complete all three components in order to be certified.

For additional information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Web page.

Classroom Instruction (CNA 100)

Tuition: $375 (in-person), $410 (online)

Book: "Nurse Assisting In Long Term Care" (available in SCC Campus Bookstore or on the following website https://secure.touchnet.net/C20067_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=14&CATID=11)

This classroom instruction provides the 75 hours of classroom preparation required by DHSS. In-person classes are held one day per week (Monday) from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for 12 weeks. Online classes are held through Canvas (SCC's educational platform), but students should plan on attending 16 hours of in-person lab time during the semester. Students must have a combined average of 80% on all exams to pass the classroom portion of the program.

Sections

  • 49B - Online, Oct. 12 - Dec 14 (16 hours of in-person lab time will be scheduled by the instructor)
  • In-person classes will resume in Spring 2021

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have acceptable background screening from the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry
  • Must be free from Tuberculosis
  • Mus apply to St. Charles Community College: https://www.stchas.edu/admissions/apply

Registration Requirements

Clinical Internship (CNA 102)

Tuition: $310

**Currently, clinical hours are currently dependent upon student employment and feasibility of in-person meetings. Additional information will be communicated as the class progresses.**

The clinical internship provides the 100 hours of on-the-job training required for CNA certification in the state of Missouri. Students are eligible to register for this component once they have completed at least 50% of their classroom instruction. Students MUST be registered for the clinical internship by their last day of classroom instruction. 

Enrollment in the classroom portion of the CNA program does not guarantee acceptance into the clinical internship.

Prior to beginning their clinical hours, students will be required to complete and pass a urine drug screening (done at a facility designated by SCC) and attend a clinical orientation. Information and required paperwork will be provided to the student during the clinical registration process.

Students who are employed at a State of Missouri approved training site (these are Intermediate or Skilled Care Facilities) may elect to do their clinical training through their employer. In this case, students will need to coordinate with their facility to complete the required hours. (Please note: Not all facilities are approved to do this training – please check with your Administrator to verify eligibility.)

Sections

  • 55 - Dates and times to be determined

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have completed at least 50% of the SCC CNA classroom instruction.
  • Have a combined average of 80% on all classroom exams (instructor verification required on clinical application)
  • Complete and pass a urine drug screening at a designated facility (paperwork provided during clinical registration).
  • Have a current flu vaccine and be able to provide documentation (Sept-March).

Registration Requirements

Registration is done via email. Please email the Health Occupations Program Coordinator at spropper@stchas.edu with your completed paperwork for review.

The following items are needed in order to register (click the links below for more information) –

  • Completed Clinical Internship Application (approved and signed by instructor)
  • Copy of documentation of current flu vaccine (Sept-March)
  • Tuition will be due within 48 hours of completed enrollment.

Final Exam (CNA 100-75)

Fee: $115

The Missouri CNA exam is administered to students who have successfully completed the CNA classroom instruction and clinical internship requirements through SCC. The exam consists of a 75-question multiple-choice written exam followed by a nine-procedure practicum (clinical) exam. Students must score at least an 80% on the written exam in order to move on to the practicum portion. Students must then score 100% on the practicum to qualify for certification.

Students must be completed with their 100 clinical hours and REGISTERED for the final exam within 3 months of completing their CNA classroom instruction. Exams are typically administered 3-5 weeks after registration. The exam may be taken up to three times within a 90-day time period. Additional fees are assessed for any re-testing. 

Upon completion of the exam, results will be submitted to DHSS and an approved certifying agency. Certificates will be issued by the certifying agency and students should receive them within 45 days of testing.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Successful completion of both the classroom instruction and clinical internship hours.
  • Register and pay for the exam within 3 months of completion of the classroom instruction.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done via email. Please email the Health Occupations Program Coordinator at spropper@stchas.edu with your completed paperwork for review.

The following items are needed in order to register (click the links below for more information) –

  • Copy of both sides of COMPLETED Appendix A/B (provided to students upon completion of the classroom instruction).
  • Fee is due within 48 hours of enrollment.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition and fees are due at time of registration and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Tuition and schedules for the CNA program are subject to change without notice. Please check this Web page frequently to stay updated on any changes made.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, nursing assistants earn a mean average of $25,360 per year. 
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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In the state of Missouri, nursing assistants earn a mean average of $25,360 per year.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

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