Certified Nursing Assistant

This course is a state approved program which provides hands on training in both nursing assistant theory and its practical application in a professional clinical and laboratory setting. Basic lifesaving skills are taught which includes CPR and the Choking maneuvers. Each student is required to complete 120 hours of training mandated by the State of Illinois. Scott School of Careers Program is 120 hours (80 Theory and 40 Clinical Rotation Hours) All hours must be achieved to complete the program. This course can be taken in person or online.

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                                            PREREQUISITES FOR CNA PROGRAM

  1. High school diploma or GED- if neither is available, student must pass a standardized math and reading entrance exam with a minimum score at 8th grade level.

  2. Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older.

  3. Must be able to speak, read and write English.

  4. Be able to provide a social security number and a copy of the social security card for placement on the registry upon completion of the state certified examination.

  5. Be able to pass a criminal background check. NO FEDERAL OFFENSES OR FELONY CONVICTIONS (see administrative staff with questions)

  6. Be able to obtain a physical examination done by a licensed advanced practice professional that states that the student is free from communicable diseases and able to perform CNA duties without any restrictions ( i.e. lifting). Must be signed by the licensed M.D. or NP and stamped by the doctor’s office.

  7. Students must provide proof of current (less than 1 year old) negative TB skin test, Quantiferon Gold Blood test or negative chest x-ray.

***Students interested in the CNA Distant Learining Course must pass a standardized math and reading entrance exam with a 76% passing score in both content areas and have access to working laptop or desktop with stable broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 5Mbps (recommended).