Certified Nurse Assistant


Certified Nurse Assistant

Become a Nurse Assistant in just 8 weeks!  

This program provides students the information, techniques, practice, and procedures necessary for successful completion of the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) exam. Students learn how to assess patients, recognize changes, take vital signs, and aid with activities of daily living. They also learn effective communication skills and how to protect the privacy and confidentiality of their patients. 

Students will learn their role in the healthcare team and how to maintain a therapeutic and safe environment. The program includes considerable lab practice in our state-of-the-art Nursing Labs as well as clinical experience in our employer partner facilities. The CNA exam must be completed after all program components have been successfully completed. 

Skill check-offs for this program were developed in conjunction with the Mineral Area College Nursing Department. Students who successfully pass the skill check-offs in this program will not have to repeat this portion of instruction if they later enroll in one of our Nursing Programs. 

  • Great entry-level healthcare opportunity
  • Financial assistance may be available

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Certified Nurse Assistant

185 Program Hours
85 classroom/100 clinical

Course Topics Include:

  • Role and scope of Nursing Assistants in Long-Term Care
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Safety and body mechanics
  • Emergency care and first aid
  • Taking vital signs
  • Nutrition and fluid balance
  • Understanding gastrointestinal and urinary and other body systems
  • Subacute care
  • End-of-life care
  • Safety measures and procedures for sample collections

Tuition: $2,100*
Tuition includes:

  • 85 classroom hours of instruction
  • 100 clinical hours of experience
  • Textbook
  • Drug test
  • Family Safety background check
  • Lab fees
  • One Certification Exam

Students are responsible for procuring and providing proof of:

  • Up-to-date immunizations according to the MO Department of Health and Senior Services guidelines (19 CSR 20-28.010)
  • Flu vaccine (for current flu season)
  • Covid-19 vaccine (2 weeks post last dose of the series)
  • Hepatitis B (3 doses)
  • DTaP (5 doses)
  • Tdap (received within last ten years or need to obtain a booster)
  • MMR vaccine or a Titer proving prior exposure
  • Varicella (2 doses or Varicella Titer Test [VZV])
  • 2-step TB test


* Students may drop a program three (3) business days before the start date and receive a full tuition refund. Incurred costs associated with the class will not be refunded, such as background checks, drug tests, or other supplies or textbooks that were not returned unopened. Students who drop after the 3-day grace period are not eligible for a refund.

Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify. Please contact us to learn about options.

Tina Miller
Program Support Specialist
(573) 518-3840


Misty Weston
CNA Instructor
(573) 518-2149

For more information, please contact

Tina Miller
Program Support Specialist
Office T1