Provides Basic Nurse Assistant instruction through theory, lab, and six mandatory 8-hour clinical days outside of the regular scheduled class sessions (dates/times to be arranged). Teaches the nursing assistant to function as an effective member of the nursing team in the delivery of patient care, under the direct supervision of a Registered Professional or Licensed Practical Nurse in hospitals, nursing homes, and home healthcare settings. Adequate time is utilized in orienting the student to the work environment and responsibilities in order to provide a basis for quality patient care and team morale. Successful completers qualify for the Illinois Nurse Assistant Competency Examination. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requires that all Nurse Assistant students have a Live scan (fingerprint) criminal background check. The college will make arrangements for an IDPH approved vendor to do this on campus. There is a fee for this service, which will be payable the day of the Live scan. There will be an orientation prior to the class start date to discuss this as well as other class requirements. Attendance at the orientation is mandatory. Students who have questions or a criminal background should contact the Coordinator of the Nurse Assistant Program for more information on determining their eligibility for the program or their ability to complete the program.
Prerequisite: See admission requirements.
(PCS 1.2, 6 credit hours: 4 hours lecture, 3.5 hours lab, 3 hours clinical)
Nurse Assistant (CNA)