Parkland's one semester, six 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. You will receive practice and information on:
- Patient care (including caring for the terminally ill and patients with Alzheimer and related dementia)
- Personal and supportive care
- The working environment (safety, lifting, moving and transporting patients, cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
- Health care systems
- Basic anatomy, nutrition, and fluid balance
Sit for the Illinois nurse aide competency state exam after course completion. Visit the Illinois Nurse Aide Testing site for more information.
The long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population make for stable work for home nursing assistants. You may work in long-term care facilities, adult day care centers, home care agencies, medical and mental health centers, or hospitals.
This course's requirements are specific to the state of Illinois and approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.