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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Enrollment in this program has been completed within the MoSTEMWINs grant. No other classes will be scheduled during this grant program. Enrollment is currently available through the Nurse Assistant for Nursing Homes program. Learn more about Nurse Assistant for Nursing Homes Training.


A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) provides patient-focused services in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home.

After completing the MoSTEMWINs Portal program, participants are ready to pursue this industry-specific non-credit program, which combines six weeks of intensive classroom instruction with three weeks of clinical practice. This program prepares individuals for entry-level positions as certified nurse assistants in local nursing homes. This training satisfies the requirements of the Missouri Omnibus Nursing Act requirement. Classroom activities are conducted at the MET Center while the clinical portion of the training takes place at partner nursing home sites.

Certified Nurse Assistant Program

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Cost of Program

All instructional materials for this program will be provided through a variety of funding sources. There are no costs to the student.


This training program requires a full-time commitment of nine weeks from the participants. The hours of instruction are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the MET Center. The clinical instruction is held at a partner nursing home from 6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Availability of reliable transportation is also a consideration for students entering this program.

Clinical Experience

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the college require students to obtain clinical experience as part of their course work. Hospitals and facilities may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check be conducted prior to placement in a clinical setting and as part of an employer’s screening process. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the clinical experience thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements, and/or ineligible for hire.

To Learn More About This Program

Download the CNA program flyer (pdf)

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