Course Title
Certified Nurse Assistant – CNA
Course Code
J. Mello

This class meets the classroom and clinical requirements for Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to be a Certified Nurse Assistant and is appropriate for those new to the healthcare field.

A hybrid online/seated course is available on the dates below.

Students will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check and random urine drug screen prior to their clinical rotation.

Tuition includes:

  • 2 sets of Purple Embroidered Scrubs
  • Embroidered Jacket
  • State-approved Textbook (will received the first day of class – no exceptions)
  • Gait belt
  • Drug Screen
  • Background Check
  • CPR Certification (if currently certified, must be AHA and you will still be required to attend class on that day)
  • Clinical component. Clinical hours for both will always be WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY from 6:30am-5:00pm.
  • Online component
  • OTC-CNA Lapel Pin
  • Clinical ID Badge
  • OTC-CNA Certificate of Completion
  • Watch
  • Certification Exam, Instructor to provide instructions for scheduling state certification exam

To register for the program students must complete the following:

  • Complete the registration paperwork
  • Be employable according to the Family Care Safety Registry and the student must pay $12 directly to the agency online. This can be done in the first week of class, so come prepared to pay this amount. We will need a credit or debit card to complete. Otherwise, please present a receipt that you have completed this task.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check
  • Present a valid driver’s license

The following vaccinations are required before the student may attend the clinical component of the class:

  • TB test within the past 12 months from the end of the clinical component.
  • MMR documentation with proof of booster after the age of 18
  • Flu Shot if clinical will begin during flu season (October – May)
  • Tdap within the past 10 years
  • Hep B HIGHLY Recommended

Classes will meet on MONDAY from 9:00am-3:30pm; Clinical will be WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY from 6:30am-5:00pm. Clinical is mandatory. Students will be notified of the clinical site and dates once the class begins. State Exam date will be announced in class. Mandatory online orientation will be sent to approximately 10 days prior to the start of class and must be completed by the first day of class to remain enrolled.

Class dates – All Classes are Mondays from 9:00am to 3:30pm

January 23 – March 20, 2023

April 3 – May 22, 2023

June 5 – August 7, 2023

September 11 – November 6, 2023

Allied Health cancels the program. If the student withdrawals prior to the start of the program, a fee of $250 will be charged.

Please email us at if you have questions.

This course is eligible for funding under SkillUP for students that are participating in the Food Stamps Program. If you believe you may be eligible for this funding, please call (417) 447-8888 prior to registering online.

This class is eligible for free tuition through the Job Corps Scholars Program. For more information email or call 417-447-6977 / 417-447-6978


This class is eligible for The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. For more information call 417-447-8888 or email to 

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