Course Title
Certified Nurse Assistant Non-Comp
Course Code
LCN 144
J. Mello

WDH-452, Non-Comprehensive Certified Nurse Assistant, is a state-approved course that requires the individual to complete 75 hours of classroom training, 100 hours of on-the-job training (OJT), and successfully complete a two-part final examination. These students are currently employed in either long-term care or intermediate care facility and the facility is currently under state contract with Ozarks Technical Community College, Center for Workforce Development.

Students employed at facilities that cannot accommodate all 100 required OJT training hours will be required to attend additional clinical time to a total of 100 hours, this will be held in conjunction with the CNA Comprehensive class. There will be an additional charge for those extra days.

Students are required to pass the CNA course with an 80% or higher to be eligible to sit for the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services written certification exam. The student must pass the written certification exam with an 80% or higher to be eligible to take the practicum (skills) exam. Once the student passes the practical (skills) exam, they will officially become a CNA in Missouri. Employed students must obtain certification within four (4) months of hire.

Students will be expected to have all state-required paperwork regarding their OJT training completed, by their clinical supervisor at their place of employment, to sit for the certification exam.

The purpose of the training is stated by The Omnibus Nursing Home Act. Section 98.082, RSMo mandates that nursing assistants, employed in skilled nursing and intermediate care facilities, complete an approved training program.  This rule gives information regarding the purpose of the training program, required objectives, and curriculum content. It also designates an approved course curriculum and indicates the training locations and testing which are required for a program to be considered approved.

Some of the topics covered in the class:

  • Basic nursing skills
  • Fire safety
  • Disaster training
  • Resident safety and rights
  • Social and psychological problems of residents and the methods of caring for mentally confused residents, such as those with Alzheimer’s disease.

Tuition includes:

  • Textbook
  • Online course component
  • OTC-CNA Lapel Pin
  • OTC-CNA Certificate of Completion and Certification ID Card
  • Certification Exam

To register for the Non-Comprehensive Certified Nurse Assistant program, students must complete the following:

  • Complete the registration paperwork
  • Present a valid driver’s license

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

June 13 – August 15, 2022

September 12 – November 7, 2022

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