I am a CNA, certified in IL. I will be graduating from a practical nursing program in December. I would like to get a job as a CNA in MO and continue to work at the same place as an LPN instead of waiting until I graduate and then have to change jobs. Every where that I apply says that I need to be certified in MO and would have to challenge the MO CNA test. I see that as a waste of time and money seeing that I will be graduating in December. Does anyone know of a nursing home/hospital in MO that would hire an IL CNA. Please help!!!