If you are interested in starting a career in the healthcare industry without spending a lot of time or money, you should consider a career as a nursing assistant. CNAs provide basic nursing care services for patients in a variety of healthcare settings. You must hold a certification as a nursing assistant (aide) in Illinois if you want to work in a home health care agency, intermediate care facilities and license/certified skilled nursing facilities. In order to become a certified nursing assistant, you will need to take a nursing assistant training course and then to complete a nursing assistant competency exam. Find a school from the accredited list below.
The Health Care Worker Registry provides a listing of nursing assistants in Illinois. This is much like the Nursing Aide Registry used in many other states. The Department of Public Health is responsible for maintaining this registry in the state of Illinois. Information on the registry is available over the telephone as well as online. Before hiring someone to work as a CNA, a healthcare facility will verify their certification and details with the registry. This ensures that only qualified individuals are hired to work as nursing assistants. And that those individuals have not had any charges of abuse or neglect against patients.
Featured CNA Training Classes in Illinois
Next class: January 2 2012 (Morning and evening classes available)
How to enroll:
Bloomington Area Vocational Center
1202 East Locust, Bloomington, IL 61702
Bloomington Are Voc offers the CNA class under the title of “HEALTH OCCUPATIONS I”. The classroom sessions are held at Bloomington while the clinicals are conducted at a license offsite healthcare facility. It is necessary to attend the full duration of classes to meet the Illinois minimum number of hours of training requirements. If you successfully complete the CNA exam and pass the classes with an above B average you can enroll in the HEALTH OCCUPATIONS II class which enhances your skills as a nursing assistant and helps you take a more active role in patient care.
Illinois Valley Community College
815 North Orlando Smith Avenue Oglesby , IL 61348
They have a refresher program that costs $658. Only those who have not renewed their CNA license during the state specified period are eligible for this refresher course. You can not take this if you’ve not been certified before. It lasts for just 36 hours.
Capital Area Career Center Nursing Assistant Course – Springfield
2201 Toronto Rd., Springfield, Illinois 62712
Career Training Center of Chicago CNA Program
3525 West Peterson Ave., Chicago, IL 60659
Careertec CNA Training Program – Freeport
2037 West Galena Ave., Freeport, Illinois 61032
Carl Sandburg College Nurse Assistant Program – Galesburg
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg, IL 61401
Grundy Area Vocational Center – Morris
1002 Union Street, Morris, Illinois 60450
Hardin County High School Nurse Assistant Program – Elizabethtown
RR 2, Elizabethtown, Illinois 62931
Harold Washington College CNA Training Course – Chicago
30 East Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Health Career Institute Nurse Assistant Program – Skokie
8001 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, Illinois 60077
Health Restoration Academy of Medical Arts – Oak Lawn
4243 West 95Th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Healthcare Inservices Nurse Assistant Training – Lombard
450 East 22nd Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148
Jethro Healthcare School and Placement Services Nursing Aide program- Des Plaines
650 West Algonquin Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016
Jo Daviess Carroll Area Vocational Center – Elizabeth
950 US 20 West, Elizabeth, Illinois 61028
John A Logan College W. Frankfort Site Nurse Assistant Program
700 Logan College Rd., Carterville, IL 62918
John Marshall Metro High School Nurse Assistant Program – Chicago
3250 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60624
John Wood Community College CNA Classes – Pittsfield
1308 West Washington, Pittsfield, IL 62363
Rock Valley College CNA Training Class – Rockford
3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114
Rockford Business College Nursing Aide Training
730 North Church St., Rockford, Illinois 61103
Rockford Public Schools
201 South Madison St, Rockford, IL 61104
when will the next cna class start and how much does it cost? I just recently graduated from normal community high school
Lacresha, Every facility for CNA training in Illinois has different schedules. Your best bet would be to contact those centers near you to see thir schedules.
We are offering practice test for CNA Board Examinees to boost their confidence. Just visit our website.
Our class schedules are also in our website.
Can I be 17 and still become certified?
Yes you can!
Okay and do you know if there are classes that I can take this year at Evergreen Nursing Home in Normal IL?
What number do i call to ask questions about becoming a CNA?
You can ask an Illinois related CNA question right here in the comment box and we’ll do our best to reply in a span of seven days or less.
I live in country club hill’s il, and i wanted too find out bout some schools that offer low cost or free CNA training in Chicago.
Congratulations on being a new mom 🙂
You might want to check out our dedicated page on Free CNA training in Illinois
I have completed my Bachelors of nursing from India, what are cthe requirements for me to become a CNA?
You’d need to contact the Illinois board of nursing to see if they’re giving credit for your degree. You can assess your options based on that.
I am wanting to find a Cna program around Southern illinois that i can take. Can you help? I live in Du Quoin, IL
I would like to do my CNA training in summer of 2011 after my Junior year of high school.
Is there training like this available for me in Central Illinois
i live in pekin il, is there a free cna training program located in pekin?
What CNA programs are available in Bloomington/Normal area that are fairly quick?
I am certified in state of Florida. Need to become certified here as I have relocated to East Peoria. Need info on classes, exams and costs? Any info would be great!
Hello my name is Lidia I was wondering to become a CNA do I have to take any other classes or do I just go to the CNA TRAINING, and receive my certificate? Around how long and how much does it take to become one? And which is the closest location to Waukegan, IL?
The CNA Training course lasts for a maximum of 160 hours. The costs range from $500 to $1500.
I need to find a Refresher Course Program in the chicago area. But my CNA is for another state.
1) If your license is from another state, you can transfer it to Illinois without retaking the training.
2) If you’re taking the training in Illinois, you will have to do the exam in Illinois and then transfer your license to the state you wish to work in.
I got my certification for cna about 2 years ago but didn’t take the final test. Do I have to retake the whole course or are there any refresher courses in Illinois?
What are the requirements to take a can training class?
I am a High school senior in Springfield, Il is there anywhere I can train at to get a CNA license, or do I have to wait until I am 18?
Hi there, I am wondering if you can help. I live in Belleville, IL which is right next to St. Louis MO. I am having a hard time finding a program here in town that isn’t over priced and what I feel is going to under educate me. 10 weeks course 2 days a week at $1,600 is just not what I want. If I am dishing out that kind of money I want it to be worth it. I honestly don’t even want to spend close to that, because it’s not feasible and the “payment plans” are a joke. Half a registration and the other half the day you start class and if you don’t have the money whatever you put in is not refunded. I wouldn’t even mind traveling a little ways over the river. Can you please help? This is stressing me out so bad and the whole purpose of this was to help alleviate the stress my family and I have now.
I live in Illinois and am wondering where I can take a can refresher course? I am close to Illinois valley community college, but they only offer once or twice a year and its hard to get into. Please help I need to do this asap