Are you, as a resident of Missouri, looking for a recession-proof career that allows you to be a vital part of the healthcare industry? Would you like to complete your formal training and begin working in just a month or two? If you answered yes to these questions, a career as a nursing assistant may be the best choice for you!
Certification Requirements in Missouri
In Missouri, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services regulates the training requirements and certification of prospective nursing assistants. In accordance with the Department, all aspiring nursing assistants in Missouri must participate in at least 175 hours of training. At least 100 hours of this training should be in a clinical setting/on-the-job training. You will also need to obtain satisfactory scores on both sections of the state's two-part nursing assistant certification examination.
How to Get Your CNA Certification in Missouri
Perhaps one of the best reasons for choosing a career as a nursing assistant in Missouri is that the certification process is very simple and quick. Upon receiving passing scores on your certification exam, your name will be automatically added to the Nurse Aide Registry. Aside from a testing fee, there are no fees for obtaining certification as a nursing assistant in the state of Missouri.
How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Missouri
If there happens to be a time when you need to verify your CNA status in Missouri, you can do so on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website at https://health.mo.gov/safety/cnaregistry/. There, click on “Check Registry” and you will be taken to a tool that you can use to verify your certification status.
How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Missouri
For you to remain an active nursing assistant in Missouri, you must work at least one day in a 24 consecutive month period of time. To prove the work done during the 24-month period, you must submit a copy of your social security card, proof of employment, return address, and daytime telephone number to the Health Education Unit of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. If you cannot prove, you must retest.
How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Missouri
If you do not work as a paid CNA in five consecutive years in Missouri, your license will be expired. To be listed as active on the registry again, you must retake the entire CNA course.
How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Missouri to Another State
If you want to transfer your CNA certification from Missouri to a different state, you will need to learn about the CNA transfer requirements of the other state. You can find out what agency you should contact by using the CNA Regulatory Agencies search tool offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. We also offer a list of CNA state registries. You can download it from here. Typical requirements include verifying your current CNA status, state testing and/or additional training.
Missouri Nurse Aide Registry
If you have additional questions, contact the Missouri Nurse Aide Registry 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
State-Approved CNA Programs in Missouri
A few of the top-rated facilities in the state include:
Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center650 W Park Dr, Ironton, MO 63650 (573) 546-9700
Bolivar Technical College1135 N Oakland Ave, Bolivar, MO 65613 (417) 777-5062
Bryan University4255 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 862-5700
Cape Girardeau Career & Tech1080 S Silver Springs Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 (573) 334-0826
Cass Career Center1600 E Elm St, Harrisonville, MO 64701 (816) 380-3253
Center Workforce Development614 N Washington Ave, Springfield, MO 65806 (417) 895-7158
Columbia Area Career Center4203 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 214-3800
Crowder College601 Laclede Ave, Neosho, MO 64850 (417) 451-3223
East Central College1964 Prairie Dell Rd, Union, MO 63084 (636) 584-6500
Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center701 St Louis Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 (816) 629-3111
Fort Osage Career & Tech Center2101 N Twyman Rd, Independence, MO 64058 (816) 650-7180
Franklin Technology Center2220 N Indiana Ave, Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 625-5260
Grand River Technical School1200 Fair St, Chillicothe, MO 64601 (660) 646-3414
Hannibal Career & Technical Center4550 McMasters Ave, Hannibal, MO 63401 (573) 221-4430
Jefferson College1000 Viking Dr, Hillsboro, MO 63050 (636) 797-3000
Jefferson College Imperial4400 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010 (636) 481-3481
Kansas City Satellite Job Corps Center2402 Swope Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64130 (816) 921-3366
Metropolitan Community College20301 MO-78, Independence, MO 64057 (816) 604-1000
Metropolitan Community College3200 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 604-1000
Missouri State University128 Garfield Ave #2715, West Plains, MO 65775 (417) 255-7255
Moberly Area Community College101 N College Ave, Moberly, MO 65270 (660) 263-4100
Nichols Career Center605 Union St, Jefferson City, MO 65101 (573) 659-3100
St. Charles Community College4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville, MO 63376 (636) 922-8000
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
State Fair Community College3201 W 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301 (660) 530-5800