Certified Nurse Assistant:

Certified Nurse Assistant: iconCertified Nurse Assistant:title

  • 2 High School Credits

  • 7 College Credits/Dual Enrollment Available

A reading placement test is the first requirement for entry into this class. This course provides a strong base for students who wish to gain experience and background for advanced study in the health and medical fields. Instruction includes orientation to health-related careers, basic patient care skills, medical terminology, nutrition, anatomy, physiology and first aid.  In addition, this course prepares students for the Illinois Certified Nursing Assistant exam. This certification is required for employment in a hospital, long-term care facility, or home health care.  The State of Illinois has set mandated attendance requirements for classroom (theory) and clinical hours, therefore excellent attendance is crucial. A minimum score of 80% in classroom work must be maintained throughout the year for a student to participate in clinicals and take the state CNA exam in May. Clinical experiences at community health care facilities are an integral part of the program. A two-step TB test and a Flu shot are required by the clinical sites.  A criminal background check will be done on all students prior to the start of clinical rotations and students are not allowed to have any convictions.  A mandatory urine drug screen will be conducted as well and the results of this screen must be negative for the student to remain in this course.  Students are responsible for the costs of the Background Check, Drug Test, TB Skin Test and Flu Shot.  Students are also required to purchase a scrub top & pants, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, wristwatch with a second hand and a pair of vinyl or leather shoes. A valid Social Security Number is required.  Students must demonstrate competency in a number of skills and be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds before attending clinicals.  NUR100-Basic Nurse Assistant Training is the college class for which students will earn credit.  Also available: Certified Nurse Assistant Night Class will be offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 3 hours each night (times are TBA).  Lectures are presented in an accelerated format.  Excellent study skills, time management & attendance are crucial.  See your counselor for additional information.
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