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Carepaks Health Services Nursing Assistant Program prepares individuals to work with other healthcare professionals providing care and assistance in a variety of settings. This program meets Illinois State/Department of Public Health guidelines for nursing assistant training. Becoming a CNA may also be your stepping stone to careers in nursing or other allied health professions..

Upon satisfactory completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the State of Illinois Nursing Assistant Certification Program Exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Class Date: Varies

The Nursing Assistant program is offered throughout the year at different times. Please check current class schedule.

Length of Program: 6 weeks

Minimum of 80 hours of theory and 40 hours of clinical instruction.

Admission Requirements:
Minimum age of 16 years

  • High school diploma NOT required
  • Complete Carepaks Application for Admission
  • Pass Health Physical and TB Test
  • Pass Background Check
  • English comprehension test
  • Copy of a valid photo I.D.

Program Requirements:

  • Students are required to successfully complete required classroom/clinical hours consisting of direct patient care in a local long-term care facility.
  • Successfully complete all manual/ written competency tests
  • Must adhere to the policies and standards of Carepaks Health services, the long-term care facility and Department of Public Health.

Program Tuition/Fees: $1,200

This amount covers the following:

  • Tuition
  • Administration fees
  • Textbook
  • State competency test fees
  • Background check fees
  • CPR

(All fees are approximate and subject to change without notice.)

Other items not covered that must be purchased on your own:
  • Workbook
  • Uniform (brown top/white bottom)
  • White covered shoes
  • Gait belt
  • TB test/Health physical ($400 down payment due upon registration)
NOTE: Criminal Background Check

A criminal background check/finger printing is required prior to the beginning of the training program. The healthcare worker Background check Act [225 ILCS 46] requires all applicants in a health related field to undergo a criminal history record check. Applicants with disqualifying convictions are discouraged from continuing with the program unless a waver is obtained from the IL. Dept of Public Health.

Career Opportunities:

Once you successfully complete your nursing assistant program and pass the State CNA certification exam, your skills will always be in demand. As a Certified Nursing Assistant, you’ll be an important part of today’s health care system. Your job responsibility includes giving basic nursing and personal care to patients/residents. Salary range in Illinois is from $8-$16 per hour depending on the facility. Nursing assistants can work in variety of professional settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, private homes, government agencies and homecare agencies.

Carepaks Health Services is approved by the Division of Private Business & Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education

Ready to start your CNA training? Apply Today!

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