Nursing assistants help registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with providing patient care. As a nurse assistant, you may work in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other care agency.
This program is intended to provide entry-level skills for those individuals seeking employment as a nurse assistant. Lecture/laboratory hours in addition to clinical experience are included in the program. The nurse assistant, under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or LPN, functions as a member of the healthcare team in a nursing home, hospital or home health care setting. Theory and practical application in basic nursing skills, observation, and reporting of client/resident signs and symptoms, safety and communication skills are presented. Coursework is taken at Illinois Central College campuses or other offsite locations. Scheduled clinical experience is provided in the area’s long-term care facilities or hospitals. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Program (NACEP) and become certified in the State of Illinois.
Recertification is available through ICC’s PDI if you were originally certified in Illinois but have not worked as a CNA for 24 months. Call (309) 999-4800 for more information.
Beginning nurse assistants earn approxiamtely $8.75 to $14 per hour.
Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 6
Select a course number below to see a course description.
|HLTH 116||NURSE ASSISTANT: ALZHEIMER |
|HLTH 112||NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING ||5|
|HLTH 116||NURSE ASSISTANT: ALZHEIMER ||1|
This program is comprised of classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. Courses are offered at Illinois Central College campuses and other off-site locations. Students will learn to apply theoretical knowledge, and basic nursing skills to observe and report client/resident signs and symptoms. The Nursing Assistant, under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse or LPN, functions as a member of the health care team in the nursing home, hospital, or home health setting.
|Fall Semester 1||HLTH 112; HLTH 116|
Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
The Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (BNATP) is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Students enrolled in this program must meet with the BNATP Program Director to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.
In order to enroll in (or remain in) the Illinois Central College Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program, a student must be able to meet the following Core Performance Standards and must not pose a threat to the well-being of clients, other students, staff, or themselves. A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) must possess capabilities and abilities in the areas of communication, motor, sensory, problem-solving, behavioral skills, and professionalism; therefore, these are the expectations for participation in the Nursing Assistant Program.
The student must possess the following capabilities and abilities:
If you have concerns that you do not meet these Core Performance Standards, please do not register for classes. You may call the Nursing Assistant Program Director at (309) 999-4651 with questions.