SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The South Suburban College non-credit Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (CNA) is running a daytime cohort session from October 19th through December 10th at the Oak Forest Center. Successful completion of this non-credit course is required in order to become eligible to take the State of Illinois Nursing Assistant Certification Exam–SSC offers more contact hours for training than traditional CNA programs along with an additional free refresher course prior to this critical certification exam.
Instruction includes basic nursing skills through lecture, campus laboratory and supervised clinical experiences at a long-term health care facility. The classes meet at the Oak Forest Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with lab and clinical instruction rotating on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., respectively. Each individual who successfully passes the certification exam will then be placed on the State Registry for Health Care Workers.
Students must submit a health physical, proof of health insurance or signed release of liability waiver, and completion of a fingerprint criminal history record. The total cost of the program is $1,299.99 which includes tuition, textbook/workbook, stethoscope and blood pressure cuff, gait belt and the cost of the state competency exam upon successful completion of the course. (Financial Aid cannot cover the cost of this program, nor the physical and background check.)
Please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2497 or email JMabry@ssc.edu for more information. The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois. Visit
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