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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Program is designed to teach students how to perform basic nursing care skills for residents in a long-term care facility, under the supervision of Charge personnel. Successful completion of this program enables the student to take the State of Missouri written and practicum exams for the Certified Nurse Assistant.

This program meets the required 75 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of supervised on-the-job training in an approved long term care facility, as mandated by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Application fee: $125. This fee covers the background checks required by the program. 

Tuition: $1,800. Note: Tuition assistance may be available. 

Books and supplies are not included in the tuition or application fee. 

If you are a high school student interested in the CNA program, visit the Area Technical School.



CNA Checklist

CNA Application


  1. Reference Letter form
  2. Background Check Consent Form
  3. Drug and Alcohol Screening Instructions
  4. Drug and Alcohol Consent Form
  5. Advantage Background Check form
  6. Fair Credit Reporting
  7. Family Care Safety Registry Directions

Other required application documents: 

  1. Copy of Driver’s License
  2. Copy of Social Security card (or passport)
  3. Copy of high school diploma, HiSET, or high school transcripts with graduation date.

Please send all application materials to: 

Jefferson College
Attn: Workforce and Employment Services
1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050  


If you have any questions, please contact us at or (636) 481-3268.

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