Enroll Now for Nurse Assistant Training for Nursing Homes

By on February 13, 2018
Nurse Assistant Training for Nursing Homes

This training program for nurse assistants meets requirements of the Missouri Omnibus Nursing Act. The course exceeds the required 75 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of supervised on-the-job training. Class meets twice a week for 20 sessions; each four hours in length. The 104 hours of on-the-job training are in addition to the scheduled class time. The on-the-job training hours are either an 8 hour day shift or evening shift. No weekend hours for on-the-job training. Time off from work may be required to complete on-the-job training. Upon successful completion of the course the student is eligible to take the state examination. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training. Any missed class or on-the-job training time will be made up at an additional expense to the student. Upon successful completion of this state approved course the student is eligible to take the Missouri written and practical nurse assistant certification exams.

Registration for this program must be in person at the Forest Park campus, Student Center 125. Payment is due at the time of registration. Call 314-984-7777 for more information.

Nurse Assistant Training for Nursing Homes

NURS:723 | $1,099
001 | TuTh 4:30-8:30 p.m. | Alverta Smith
March 20–May 17 | Forest Park G Tower 121
Required Nursing Skills Lab: Saturday, 3/24, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Registration/Refund/Withdrawal deadline: 3/6. No refunds after this date.

Course content

  • Training in basic nursing skills.
  • Fire safety.
  • Disaster training.
  • Nursing home resident safety and rights.
  • The social and psychological problems of nursing home residents.
  • Methods of caring for mentally confused residents such as those with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
  • Food service.
  • Personal care.
  • Elimination.
  • Restorative nursing.
  • Infection control.
  • Special procedures.

Prerequisites required at time of registration

  • Student must be 18 years of age.
  • Family Care Safety Registry-Worker Registration letter. The letter cannot be older than six months. You must bring the letter from DHSS not proof of payment. Register online at http://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/


Expenses the student will incur but not limited to:

  • Course fee is $1,099.
  • Text required and is not included in fee. Will be available at the Forest Park Bookstore.
  • State exam fee ($125) due at time exam is taken.
  • Certification fee ($20) due at time final exam is taken.
  • Family Care Safety Registry is $13 plus processing fee.
  • Criminal background check cost is variable.
  • 5 Panel Drug Screen is $28.80.
  • Physical examination.
  • Immunizations (required to be current and documented).
  • PPD (Two Step).
  • Hepatitis B immunization series or signed waiver.
  • A uniform/scrub for the required on-the-job training.
  • Shoes for the required on-the-job training.
  • A watch with a second hand.
  • A gait belt.
  • Classroom supplies.

Clinical and Field Work

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the college require students to obtain clinical or other field experience as part of their course work. Students with criminal convictions or drug use may have difficulty progressing in these programs. Hospitals and facilities may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check (at the student’s expense) may be conducted prior to placement in a clinical or field setting. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the clinical or field experience thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements.

To enroll in this state approved training the student must be employable in a skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility in direct resident care. This is assured by verification with the criminal background check, 5-Panel drug screen, Family Care Safety Registry Worker Registration, state registry for nurse assistants and EDL. Intermediate or higher proficiency in English is strongly recommended. Information subject to change. Requests for withdrawal must be submitted in writing at the Forest Park campus Student Center 125.

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