Apprenticeship Programs

The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Apprenticeship is career pathway where individuals obtain paid work experience and classroom instruction through a nationally recognized Apprenticeship. A Certificate of Apprenticeship is received upon completion of training representing an important milestone in attaining improved skills and competencies that can boost career advancement opportunities.

The CNA Apprenticeship program is approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.

Related Instruction: This non-credit training program prepares individuals for entry-level positions as certified nurse assistants in long-term care facilities. The course exceeds the required 75 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of supervised on-the-job training. The CNA apprenticeship training is typically ten weeks in length; classroom time (one day per week 8am-4pm) and clinical time (two days per week 6:45am-3:15pm).

On-the-Job Learning: On-the-job-learning is a hands-on method of teaching the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed for employees to perform a specific job within the workplace. Employees are paired with a mentor and learn in an environment where they will need to practice the knowledge and skills obtained during their training.

Certification: An individual must successfully complete a DHSS final written examination and a minimum two-hour final practicum exam before a certificate can be issued and that individual's name placed on the Missouri State Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Registry.

COST OF PROGRAM

There are no costs to the individual upon successfully qualifying for financial assistance. All instructional materials for this training will be provided through funding sources.

Applicants for training must meet all screening and testing requirements to include a background check, drug screen, physical exam, proof of immunizations, Hepatitis B vaccination, and negative TB test. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds is required.

All applicants must achieve acceptable testing level on the WorkKeys assessment.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE). Intermediate proficiency in English or higher is recommended. Selected participants take part in classroom instruction and clinical practice.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for training must meet all screening and testing requirements to include a background check, drug screen, physical exam, proof of immunizations, Hepatitis B vaccination, and negative TB test. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds is required. All applicants must achieve acceptable testing level on the WorkKeys assessment.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE). Selected participants take part in classroom instruction and clinical practice. Intermediate proficiency in English or higher is recommended. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1 –Fill out the STL TRAINING Form CLICK LINK

Step 2 – Qualify for Financial Assistance through a variety of resources.

Contact the MO Job Center, SLATE at 1520 Market St #3050, St. Louis, MO 63103: PHONE: 314-657-3573, 314-657-3562, 314-657-3504, 314-657-3542 to qualify for the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG) which covers the cost of training.

Step 3 – Job Interview for the Nurse Assistant in Training position with the long-term care facility.

Paid Job

Earn as you learn with guaranteed wage increases as you develop ne skills.

Education

Gain workplace-relevant skills through classroom instruction and on-the-job learning.

Mentorship

Connect with mentors in your industry who can help you advance in your career.