Do you want to begin a medical career in Missouri, but need to do that as soon as possible? If so, training as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is something you should definitely consider.
Requirements to Become a CNA in Missouri
The main requirement to becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant in Missouri is to complete a training program that consists of 175 hours of both classroom and clinical instructions and is approved by the state.
Meeting this requirement will make you eligible to sit for the state's CNA Certification Exam. The goal of this exam is to ensure that you are ready for a CNA position.
If you successfully pass Missouri's CNA Certification Exam, your name will be added to the Missouri Nurse Aide Registry.
State-Approved CNA Programs in Missouri
Choosing a school that offers a CNA program is an important decision. To help place you on the right path, we have listed some of the top CNA schools below:
Bolivar Technical College1135 N Oakland Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613 (417) 777-5062
Cape Girardeau Career & Tech1080 S Silver Springs Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 (573) 334-0826
Grand River Technical School1200 Fair St, Chillicothe, MO 64601 (660) 646-3414
Columbia Area Career Center4203 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 214-3800
St. Charles Community College4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville, MO 63376 (636) 922-8000
Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center701 St Louis Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 (816) 629-3111
Hannibal Career & Technical Center4550 McMasters Ave, Hannibal, MO 63401 (573) 221-4430
Cass Career Center1600 E Elm St, Harrisonville, MO 64701 (816) 380-3253
Jefferson College1000 Viking Dr, Hillsboro, MO 63050 (636) 797-3000
Jefferson College Imperial4400 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010 (636) 481-3481
Fort Osage Career & Tech Center2101 N Twyman Rd, Independence, MO 64058 (816) 650-7180
Metropolitan Community College20301 MO-78, Independence, MO 64057 (816) 604-1000
Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center650 W Park Dr, Ironton, MO 63650 (573) 546-9700
Nichols Career Center605 Union St, Jefferson City, MO 65101 (573) 659-3100
Franklin Technology Center2220 N Indiana Ave, Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 625-5260
Kansas City Satellite Job Corps Center2402 Swope Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64130 (816) 921-3366
Metropolitan Community College3200 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 604-1000
Moberly Area Community College101 N College Ave, Moberly, MO 65270 (660) 263-4100
Crowder College601 Laclede Ave, Neosho, MO 64850 (417) 451-3223
State Fair Community College3201 W 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301 (660) 530-5800
Bryan University4255 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 862-5700
Center Workforce Development614 N Washington Ave, Springfield, MO 65806 (417) 895-7158
St. Louis Community College300 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102 (314) 539-5000
St. Louis Job Corps Center4333 Goodfellow Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63120 (314) 679-6200
East Central College1964 Prairie Dell Rd, Union, MO 63084 (636) 584-6500
Missouri State University128 Garfield Ave #2715, West Plains, MO 65775 (417) 255-7255
CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Missouri
CNAs are in high demand in Missouri. Overall employment of CNAs in the state is expected to grow by 9% from 2018 to 2028. CNAs enjoy a median salary of $31,011 per year in Missouri.
Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Missouri below to get a detailed picture.
|Area||Total Employment||Avg Hourly Wage||Avg Annual Salary|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Missouri Nurse Aide Registry
If you have any questions on how to get, verify, renew and reinstate a CNA certification in Missouri or transfer it to another state, you can contact the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, Health Education Unit at:
PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 526-5686
Fax: (573) 526-7656
Registry Search: https://healthapps.dhss.mo.gov/cnaregistry/CNASearch.aspx