Nursing

You provide care for sick, injured or disabled people. You help people recover from sickness or injury. You may assess a patient’s health problems. You may also help teach patients how to be healthy.


Job Description

You help people in their own home or in a nursing home. You may help them eat, take baths, get dressed, or groom themselves.


Academic Requirements

State training requirements for homemaker-home health aides vary. For cases where Medicare offers reimbursement, the federal government demands aides pass a 12-part competency exam that includes communication skills, basic knowledge of body function and changes, proper procedures in the event of an emergency, nutrition and other skills involving the care of ailing individuals.




Job Description

You provide basic care to patients, directed by nurses. You help patients eat and give baths. You may dress, groom or move patients. You may also change patients’ sheets.


Academic Requirements

Training requirements for nursing aides vary by state and by institution.




Job Description

Like a certified nurse assistant, you provide care to sick, injured, recovering or disabled patients. You may work under the supervision of a registered nurse.


Academic Requirements

Entrance to a practical nurse educational program may require a high school diploma or its equivalent, although a diploma definitely is recommended. Of the nearly 1,100 state-approved training programs, most are offered through vocational/technical schools and community or junior colleges. After a one-year educational program, graduates must pass the NCLEX-PN examination.


List of schools

Applied Technology Services/South County

314-989-7571

Sunset Hills


Applied Technology Services/MET Center

314-746-0788

Wellston


Bolivar Technical College

417-777-5062

Bolivar


Boonslick Technical Education Center

660-882-5306

Boonville


Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center

573-334-0826

Cape Girardeau


Cass Career Center

816-380-3253

Harrisonville


Carthage Technical Center

417-359-7026

Carthage


Clinton Technical School

660-885-6101

Clinton


Colorado Technical University

816-303-7849

North Kansas City


Columbia Public School

573-214-3772

Columbia


Concorde Career College

816-531-5223

Kansas City


Eldon Career Center

573-392-8060

Eldon


Franklin Technology Center

417-659-4400

Joplin


Hannibal Career and Technical Center

573-221-4430

Hannibal


Hillyard Technical Center

816-671-4170

St. Joseph


Jefferson College

636-789-3951

Hillsboro


Kennett Career & Technology Center

573-717-1123

Kennett


Kirksville Area Technical Center

660-626-1470

Kirksville


Lebanon Technology and Career Center

417-532-5494

Lebanon


Lex La-Ray Technical Center

660-259-2264

Lexington


Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley

816-604-4174

Kansas City


Mineral Area College

573-518-2172

Park Hills


Moberly Area Community College

660-263-4110

Moberly


Moberly Area Community College-Mexico

573-473-9620

Mexico


Nevada Regional Technical Center

417-448-2016

Nevada


Nichols Career Center

573-659-3111

Jefferson City


North Central Missouri College

660-359-3948

Trenton


North Central Missouri College’s Maryville Outreach Level I-PN

660-562-4187

Maryville


North Central Missouri College/Bethany

660-425-8396

Bethany


Northland Career Center AVTS

816-858-5505

Platte City


Ozarks Technical Community College – Reeds Springs

417-272-3459

Reed Springs


Ozarks Technical Community College

417-447-8847

Springfield


Pemiscot County Vocational School of Practical Nursing

573-359-6528

Hayti


Pike-Lincoln Technical Center

573-485-2900

Eolia


Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center

573-785-6867

Poplar Bluff


Rolla Technical Center

573-458-0160

Rolla


Saline County Career Center

660-886-6958

Marshall


Sanford Brown College

636-696-2300

St. Peters


Sikeston Career & Technology Center

573-472-8887

Sikeston


South Central Career Center

417-255-8668

West Plains


St. Charles Community College

636-922-8280

Cottleville


St. Louis College of Health Careers

636-529-0000

Fenton


State Fair Community College

660-596-7329

Sedalia


Texas County Technical College

417-967-5466

Houston


Warrensburg Area Career Center

660-747-2283

Warrensburg


Washington School of Practical Nursing

636-231-2141

Washington


Waynesville Career Center

573-774-6584

Waynesville

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Job Description

You care for sick and injured patients. Once you assess the patient, you may create and carry out plans to care for them. You will maintain medical records and may help teach patients how to be healthy.


Academic Requirements

In all states, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the national licensing exam (NCLEX) to obtain a nursing license. Nurses can be licensed in more than one state but cannot practice without a license. Licenses must be renewed periodically and may require continuing education.


List of schools

Bolivar Technical College

417-777-5062


Columbia College

573-875-7220

Columbia


Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks

573-348-2166

Osage Beach


Concorde Career College

816-595-2061

Kansas City


Cox College

417-26-3401

Springfield


Crowder College

417-455-5456

Neosho


Crowder College-Cassville

417-455-5456

Cassville


Crowder College-Nevada

417-667-0518

Nevada


East Central College

636-583-6617

Union


East Central College at Rolla Technical Institute

573-426-6687

Rolla


Lincoln University – Fort Leonard Wood Satellite

573-329-5160

Fort Leonard Wood


Hannibal La-Grange College

573-629-3140

Hannibal


ITT Technical Institute

314-298-7800

Earth City


Jefferson College

636-789-3951

Hillsboro


Lincoln University

573-681-5421

Jefferson City


Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley

816-604-4174

Kansas City


Mineral Area College

573-518-2172

Park Hills


Missouri State University-West Plains

417-255-7245

West Plains


Moberly Area Community College

660-263-4110

Moberly


National American University

816-412-5596

Kansas City


North Central Missouri College

660-359-3948

Trenton


North Central Missouri College’s Outreach One-Plus-One

660-562-4187

Maryville


Ozarks Technical Community College

417-447-8847

Springfield


Park University

816-584-6257

Parkville


Sanford Brown College-St. Peters

636-696-2154

St. Peters


Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences

573-334-6825

Cape Girardeau


St. Charles Community College

636-922-8280

Cottleville


St. John’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University

417-820-2098

Springfield


St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley

314-513-4539

Ferguson


St. Louis Community College – Forest Park

314-644-9315

St. Louis


St. Louis Community College – Meramec

314-984-7759

St. Louis


State Fair Community College

660-596-7329

Sedalia


Texas County Technical College RN Bridge Program

417-967-5466

Houston


Three Rivers Community College

573-840-9680

Poplar Bluff


Three Rivers Community College-Sikeston

573-472-5223

Sikeston

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Job Description

You care for sick and injured patients. Once you assess the patient, you may create and carry out plans to care for them. You will maintain medical records and may help teach patients how to be healthy.


Academic Requirements

In all states, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the national licensing exam (NCLEX) to obtain a nursing license. Nurses can be licensed in more than one state but cannot practice without a license. Licenses must be renewed periodically and may require continuing education. Many nursing students obtain a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing, which is a four-year program. Because of the complexities of today’s patient care, some hospitals prefer nurses who have acquired additional leadership and critical thinking skills through a four-year college education.


List of schools

Avila University

816-501-3672

Kansas City


Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing

217-228-5520

Quincy, IL


Central Methodist University

660-248-6363

Fayette


Chamberlain College of Nursing

314-991-6201

St. Louis


College of the Ozarks

417-334-6411

Point Lookout


Cox College

417-269-3401

Springfield


Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College

314-454-8416

St. Louis


Graceland University

816-833-0524

Independence


Maryville University

314-529-9453

St. Louis


Missouri Southern State University

417-625-9322

Joplin


Missouri State University

417-836-5310

Springfield


Missouri Valley College

660-831-4564

Marshall


Missouri Western State University

816-271-4415

St. Joseph


Research College of Nursing

816-995-2800

Kansas City


Sinclair School of Nursing at University of Missouri – Columbia

573-882-0228

Columbia


Southeast Missouri State University

573-651-5154

Cape Girardeau


Saint Louis University

314-977-8931

St. Louis


Saint Luke’s College

816-932-2367

Kansas City


Truman State University

660-785-4557

Kirksville


University of Central Missouri

660-543-4775

Warrensburg


University of Missouri-Kansas City

816-235-1700

Kansas City


University of Missouri-St Louis

314-516-6066

St. Louis


William Jewell College

816-781-7700

Liberty

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