Nurse Aide Training Programs in Illinois

If you are a nursing assistant who recently challenged the CNA exam in Illinois, then you might be anxiously waiting and wondering when you are going to receive your test results. Illinois nurse aide examination results are provided by U.S. mail only. You will receive a test result letter by mail in about two to three weeks. It also takes approximately three weeks from your test date for your information to appear on the Health Care Worker Registry. Two weeks of waiting seem like a long time for many nursing assistant trainees who would like to find out their test results quicker.

You might be tempted to call the Nurse Aide Testing office and ask about your CNA test results. Unfortunately, according to the rules set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health, CNA test results or any other personal student information can only be sent through mail, and will not be released by phone, fax, or email. These state regulations have been instituted as a means to protect the privacy and guard all personal information of CNA applicants in Illinois. CNA exam results letters are always sent to applicants but if for some reason you don't receive your test letter within three weeks then simply check your status on the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry web site.

Fox Valley Career Center Nurse Aide Course - Maple Park
47 West 326 Keslinger Rd., Maple Park, IL 60151

Frontier Community College - Fairfield
2 Frontier Drive, Fairfield, Illinois 62837

Galesburg Area Vocational Center Nurse Assistant Program
1135 West Fremont Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Gallatin County High School - Junction
5175 Hwy 13, Junction, Illinois 62954

Genesis Healthcare - Bolingbrook
402 West Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Gibson Community Hospital Annex CNA Course
1120 North Melvin, Gibson City, Illinois 60936

Glen Oaks Nursing Home Nurse Aide Program - Northbrook
270 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL 60062

Glencrest Nursing and Rehab Center - Chicago
2451 West Touhy Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60645

Good Heart Training Center C.N.A. Class - Park Ridge
1550 North Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge, IL 60068

Grace Health Career Center Nursing Assistant Program - Chicago
5945 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60644

Great Paragon Health Services, Inc. - Chicago
1251 West Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60660

Grundy Area Vocational Center CNA Program - Morris
1002 Union Street, Morris, Illinois 60450

Hallmark House CNA Training Program - Pekin
2501 Allentown Rd., Pekin, IL 61554

Hardin County High School Nurse Aide Training Program - Elizabethtown
RR 2, Elizabethtown, Illinois 62931

Harold Washington College CNA Course - Chicago
30 East Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Health Career Institute Nurse Aide 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 Aide Training - Lombard
450 East 22nd Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148

Heartland Community College - Normal
1500 West Raab Rd., Normal, IL 61761

Heartland Health Care Center Nursing Assistant Course - Henry
1650 Indiantown Rd., Henry, Illinois 61537

Hearts Academy Nurse Aide Training Course - Oak Forest
15048 Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60452

Heritage Manor CNA Training Program - Bloomington
700 East Walnut Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Heritage Manor CNA Training Course - Normal
509 North Adelaide Street, Normal, IL 61761

Heritage Manor Nurse Aide Training - Carlinville
1200 University Street, Carlinville, Illinois 62626

CNA Courses in Illinois ( Page 4 )

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

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CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Christine K. on July 22, 2009 at 08:08 PM
I recently completed my CNA training in Chicago, Illinois and would like to get registered as a nurse aide in Kentucky. Kindly advise on the procedure that I need to undertake to complete the process.

Admin on July 24, 2009 at 08:10 PM
To transfer a nurse aide certification from Illinois to Kentucky you need to apply for reciprocity. The following documents and information are necessary according to the Kentucky nursing assistant registry: your full name, mailing address, social security number, date of birth, CNA certificate number, and the state transferring form. Contact the Kentucky nurse aide registry, tell them you want to apply for reciprocity, and ask for the state license transfer form. Also ask if you need to make copies of any of your documents such as social security card and nursing assistant certification.

I am currently a certified nursing assistant in Illinois but I was wondering what I would have to do to get my CNA license in Virginia as well?

Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?

After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?

I am in the military and I do not have too much time to actually attend a regular CNA program. Who offers online CNA classes?

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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