Nurse Assistant Program

Course IDCourse NameCourseCategoryCredit Hours
SPNurse Assistant ProgramSpecialty Courses Continuing Education and Life SupportN/A

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Nurse Assistant  - This course is for those looking to gain the education needed to take the Nursing Assistant test and work as a CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) or a PCA (Patient Care Assistant).

Course Overview and Cost

A non-refundable $45 application fee is due with completed application. Total cost is $1,600 which includes program tuition and acceptance fee.  Books and supplies are additional.

  • This 6 week program consists of two days per week in lecture and two days per week in clinical practice.
  • Lecture is held on the Cox College campus two days a week from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Clinicals are held within CoxHealth or an approved clinical site two 10 hour days per week.
  • The program prepares you to take the Certified Nursing Assistant test and work as a CNA or PCA.

Program Dates

Spring – Start February 3rd, application deadline January 17th
Summer – Start June 2nd, application deadline May 16th
Fall – Start October 6th, application deadline September 19th

Challenge Exam

Students may challenge the Nurse Assistant exam and gain certification as a Nurse Assistant.  If you are looking to transfer your certification from another state or have experience in patient care, you may qualify to challenge the exam.  If you wish to see if you qualify to challenge the exam, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 573/751-6400 to gain approval to challenge the exam.
  2. Complete the CNA program application
  3. Pay the $125 testing fee
  4. Submit a copy of the letter from the state stating you want to challenge the exam
  5. Once the college has received items 2-4, we will contact you to schedule a time to take the exam.  You will need to bring the original copy of the letter from the state with you at the time of testing.

Description and Target Audience: This course is for those looking to gain the knowledge needed for preparation for the Nursing Assistant test. This course prepares the student to work as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CAN) or a Patient Care Assistant (PCA).

Course Length: This 6-week course consists of two-days per week in lecture and two-days per week in clinical practice.

Program tuition, books, certification exam and non-refundable fees (including drug screen and background check).

Fees: A non-refundable $45 application fee is due with completed application. $1,600 covers tuition and acceptance fee. Books and supplies additional.

Once your application is received, you will be contacted with further details.

Contact Information
Admissions Office