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Nurse Assistant Certificate
What you’ll do:
Train to become an entry-level care giver: observe patient conditions, report changes to the nursing staff, assist patients/residents with the activities of daily living, and become culturally sensitive to the specific needs of all patients/residents, under the supervision of a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse. The one semester, 6 credit-hour certificate program, approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, features day and evening classes in a state of the art facility or in rural settings and practice with a human-like simulator named iStan.
Where you’ll go:
Sit for the state certification exam after course completion; Parkland students have an average pass rate of 96% on the exam. The long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population make for stable work for home care nurse aides and other nursing assistants. You may work in hospitals, medical and mental health centers, or in long-term care facilities such as adult day care centers and home-care agencies. Parkland also offers a state-approved CNA 21 Skill recertification class.
For study materials, test dates and locations please visit www.nurseaidetesting.com
Please note: State regulations require a live scan fingerprint test during the first 10 days of class.
A cleared background check is required to attend clinical. Find more information about state regulations for nurse assistants here.