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Nurse Assistant Program Admission

Students seeking admission to the basic nurse assistant training program are required to:

  1. Attend mandatory orientation and finger printing sessions (see sidebar).
  2. Contact the Center for Learning Assessment to make an appointment for required assessment testing. Acceptance into the program is based on assessment results, with documenta­tion of reading skills at an 8th grade level.
  3. Be at least 16 years of age or older.
  4. Submit required documentation of a 2-step tuberculosis (TB) test prior to entering the clinical experience.
  5. Maintain a 2.0 GPA (course grade of C or better) and pass the final examination with a grade of C to complete the course.
  6. Pass the 21 manual skills mandated by IDPH.
  7. Attend the required number of hours mandated by IDPH. This allows for only one absence from clinical and one from theory classes. Unexcused tardiness also counts as an absence. Any student who does not meet these IDPH attendance requirements will be withdrawn from NAS 101, without exception.

Certification testing will be arranged and documentation of course completion will be submitted to the IDPH by the college. The state examination will be administered one to two months following completion of the course.