Certified Nurse Assistant Program (CNA 100, CNA 102, CNA 100-75)

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.

This program runs year-round and follows an open-entry format (new students begin class every week). Students with all the appropriate registration materials can come in during office hours to register and pay for the classroom portion of the program and one can usually start within 3 weeks of enrollment (depending on class availability). Most students average about 5 months to complete all three components of the program.

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

*Partial tuition for this program is being funded by a federal MoHealthWINS grant. All students who meet the eligibility requirements will receive this funding and pay discounted tuition rates (these rates are listed below).

Classroom Instruction (CNA 100)

Tuition: $50* (through May 2, 2014 – students must start class no later than May 22, 2014)

Tuition: $365 (beginning May 5, 2014)

Book: Provided in class (for grant participants)

This classroom instruction provides the 75 hours of classroom preparation required by DHSS. Students may choose either a once-a-week daytime class or the evening class (class availability varies depending on volume of enrollment – registration in certain sections may close for several weeks if a class fills up). Daytime classes are held one day per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for 12 weeks. The evening class is held on Tuesday AND Thursday from 4:30-9:30 p.m. for 8 weeks. Students MUST attend class on the day they choose during registration. Switching class days in the midst of the classroom instruction is not allowed.

Sections

  • 44B – Mondays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • 41B – Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • 40B – Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • 42B – Thursdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • 45B – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-9:30 p.m. (beginning June 2, 2014, class hours will change to 4-9 p.m.)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be a US Citizen or authorized to work in the US (documentation may need to be provided).
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English. Students may sign up for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes offered at SCC free of charge.
  • Be able to read at an eighth grade level.
  • Provide a copy of an acceptable background screening from the Family Care Safety Registry (no older than 90 days). Visit the Family Care Safety Registry website to register online.
  • Be free from tuberculosis and provide documentation of a negative 2-step TB test or acceptable chest x-ray results (dated within the last 12 months). See the PDF for more information on this requirement.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, so it's always a good idea to check with us before coming.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

Clinical Internship (CNA 102)

Tuition: $95* (for eligible students registering through June 27, 2014 – eligible students must have been registered in a classroom section by May 2, 2014)

Tuition: $305 (beginning June 30, 2014)

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 and scored at least 80% on all classroom tests. Students MUST be registered for the clinical internship by their last day of classroom instruction. Enrollment in the clinical internship WILL NOT be accepted after the student has completed their classroom hours, so please plan accordingly.

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 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

  • 42 – Monday/Wednesday, 12-hour day shifts
  • 43 – Tuesday/Thursday, 12-hour day shifts
  • 44 – Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 12-hour day shifts
  • 45 – Tuesday/Thursday, 8-hour day shifts
  • 46 – Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8-hour evening shifts
  • 47 – Monday-Friday, 8-hour day shifts
  • 48 – Monday-Friday, 8-hour evening shifts
  • 49 – Tuesday/Thursday, 8-hour evening shifts
  • 50 – Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8-hour day shifts

**Beginning and ending times of shifts will vary based on the clinical site. A typical day shift begins around 7 a.m. and a typical evening shift begins around 3 p.m.**

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have previously met all eligibility and registration requirements of the classroom instruction.
  • Have completed at least 50% of the SCC CNA classroom instruction.
  • Have a score of at least 80% on all classroom tests.
  • Register and pay for the clinical internship by the last day of classroom instruction.
  • Complete and turn in a Clinical Internship Application upon registration
  • Complete and pass a urine drug screening at a designated facility (paperwork provided during registration).
  • Attend Clinical Orientation (date set up during registration).

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, so it's always a good idea to check with us before coming.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Completed Clinical Internship Application
  • Tuition

Final Exam (CNA 100-75)

Fee: $15* (first attempt), $115 (re-takes) (for eligible students TESTING BEFORE Sept. 30, 2014 – eligible students must have been registered in a classroom section by May 2, 2014)

Fee: $115 (for students testing after Sept. 30, 2014 or those who are not grant eligible)

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 with CNA classroom instruction. Exams are typically administered 4-5 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

  • Have previously met all eligibility and registration requirements of the classroom and clinical portions of the program.
  • 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 in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, so it's always a good idea to check with us before coming.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • COPY of both sides of COMPLETED Appendix A/B (provided to students upon completion of the classroom instruction).
  • Fee

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.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

Office Location

St. Charles Community College 
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Office Coordinator

Kerry I. Thompson
636-922-8295
kthompson@stchas.edu