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Nursing Assistant Certificate (NUA)

7 Credit Career Certificate

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The Nursing Assistant Program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic care services for a patient (acute care setting) or resident (long-term care setting). The program trains students to function in the role of nursing assistant under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). This program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Individuals completing the program and meeting eligibility requirements for certification can continue in nursing or other health careers. For specific requirements regarding certification, including residency or employment provisions, contact: IDPH, 535 W. Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL 62761, (217) 782-4997,

The basic nursing assistant proficiency examination is the State-approved competency evaluation, with both written and manual skills components. The course requires the student to complete 102 hours of classroom lecture/lab, perform 40 hours in a clinical setting, and successfully demonstrate 21 manual patient/resident care skills. Satisfactory completion of the program requirements provides eligibility to take the IDPH for State certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA.