Nurse Assistant(CNA)



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Friday, November 1st 


Learn more about our careers - Take tours - Meet the faculty and students!


Health Professions Main Campus  

2400 W. Bradley, Champaign IL 61821- Lwing

Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Technology

Join us on Main Campus for tours of our labs and demonstrations by students!


Health Professions on Mattis

1309 N. Mattis, Champaign IL 61821- Hwing

Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service Technology, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Practical Nursing

Join us on Mattis for birthing simulator demonstrations at 12:30 and 1:30 plus demonstrations and information tables throughout the building!

CPR is no longer required for Nurse Assistant registration

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.


Program approval:

This course's requirements are specific to the state of Illinois and approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.


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