CNA training program to begin Aug. 5

Officials with the workforce development and community education office at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will offer an eight-week certified nursing assistant (CNA) training program beginning Aug. 5.
The CNA training program is a non-credit course designed to provide training and clinical experience in the healthcare field. It will include eight weeks of lecture, lab and clinical instruction.
Lecture and lab classes will meet from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays on campus in Looney Hall, 128 Garfield Ave. Clinicals will take place all day Thursdays at various clinical sites, organizers said.
The program offers many benefits:
- the convenience of short-term evening classes
- specialized training from licensed instructors with professional experience
- a small class environment
- and many career options upon successful completion
The training costs $1,300 per person and includes all supplies necessary to complete the training. It also includes an examination fee and the costs of a background check, tuberculosis test and drug screening.
Funding options are available.
Applicants must be 18 years or older prior to the first day of class, have a high school diploma or equivalent, the ability to lift 50-plus pounds without restriction, and pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
For more information about the program or to register, contact Trevor Cressman, director of workforce development and community education, at 417-255-7788 or
For more information about MSU-WP's workforce development and community education programs, visit
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