This program, approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), provides the instruction and on-the-job training required to become certified and find employment as a Certified Nurse Assistant in Missouri. The course teaches basic nursing skills, resident rights, safety, communication techniques, and infection control. CNA’s are eligible for employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home care, and doctor’s offices.
This program is run year-round and follows an open-entry format (we start new students every week). Students must complete the classroom, clinical, and final exam components in order to be certified. Most students average 4-5 months to complete the entire program.
This course provides the 75 hours of classroom preparation required by DHSS. Students attend class one day a week (M-F) from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for 12 weeks or two nights a week (T/TH) from 4-9 p.m. for eight weeks. New students may start the class at any point, depending on space availability, and exit the class when they have completed the required units. In order to be eligible to move on to the Clinical Internship, students must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the curriculum by scoring at least an 80% on all classroom exams.
Students have a choice of once a week daytime classes (M-F) or twice a week evening class (T/TH).
|Section 40B||8 a.m.-3 p.m.||Wednesdays|
|Section 41B||8 a.m.-3 p.m.||Tuesdays|
|Section 42B||8 a.m.-3 p.m.||Thursdays|
|Section 43B||8 a.m.-3 p.m.||Fridays|
|Section 44B||8 a.m.-3 p.m.||Mondays|
|Section 45B||4-9 p.m.||Tuesday & Thursday|
This course provides the 100 hours of on-the-job training required for certification in Missouri. Students enrolled in CNA Class (CNA 100) who have completed at least 50% of their classroom preparation and have a passing score of 80% or better on every exam may enroll in this course. A portion of these clinical hours may be done concurrently with the classroom instruction but the majority of the hours will be completed after the student is finished in the classroom. Students will work with the Clinical Instructor to set a schedule for these clinical hours (within approved guidelines). All clinical hours MUST be completed and the final exam scheduled within three months of the last day of classroom instruction.
Students must be registered for the Clinical Internship by their last week of class. Enrollment in the Clinical Internship WILL NOT be accepted after the student has completed their classroom hours so please plan accordingly.
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 employer to complete the required hours.
After registering for the CNA Clinical Internship, students will need to complete a urine drug screen at a designated facility. Additional information and paperwork will be provided to the student upon registration.
|Section 42||Monday/Wednesday||12 hr day shifts**|
|Section 43||Tuesday/Thursday||12 hr day shifts**|
|Section 44||Monday/Wednesday/Friday||12 hr day shifts**|
|Section 45||Tuesday/Thursday||8 hr day shifts**|
|Section 46||Monday/Wednesday/Friday||8 hr evening shifts**|
|Section 47||Monday-Friday||8 hr day shifts**|
|Section 48||Monday-Friday||8 hr evening shifts**|
|Section 49||Tuesday/Thursday||8 hr evening shifts**|
**Beginning and ending times of shifts will vary based on clinical site. A typical day shift begins around 7am and a typical evening shift begins around 3pm.
The Missouri Certified Nursing Assistant final exam is administered to students who have successfully completed the CNA Classroom 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 and 100% on the practicum.
Students must register for the final exam within three months of completing the classroom portion of the program. The exam may be taken up to three times within a 90-day time period. Additional fees are assessed for re-testing.
Upon completion of the exam, results will be submitted to DHSS and an approved certifying agency.
Students must provide COPIES of their 2-step TB test and their Family Care Safety Registry background screening at the time of registration for the CNA Class and again for the CNA Clinical Internship.
Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. All tuition and fees are non-refundable. In-district tuition and fees apply to a person whose residence is within the boundaries of St. Charles County. Out-of-district tuition and fees apply to a person whose residence is outside of St. Charles County.
Registrations are taken in the Health Occupations Office (Administration Building, Room 1442). No online or phone registrations accepted for this course.
Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.
Administration Building, Room 1442
Kerry I. Thompson