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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.