Chicago CNA Programs - Illinois

You can earn your CNA certification in Chicago by attending a local CNA training program.'s Free Chicago, Illinois CNA Training Program Directory
The CNA Programs healthcare system currently needs more qualified certified nursing assistants.
You can receive your CNA certification in as little as 3 to 8 weeks.

Find out more about completing CNA training in Illinois - online & campus-based programs are available.

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How to Become a CNA in Chicago, Illinois

Since Nurse Aides are needed throughout the Nation, you will be able to secure employment opportunities in any state you become certified. In Illinois. medical field job security is higher than most careers. You can earn your CNA license after completing a training program. CNA course requirements vary by state according to state regulations. However, many CNA programs can be completed in 8 to 12 weeks. Plus, CNA courses are considerably cheaper than attending LPN school and are an excellent way to get started in a healthcare career.

PCT / CNA / CMA - What's the Difference?

This depends on where you live. Some PCT courses include EKG phlebotomy training. Some Patient Care Technician programs also include HHA (Home Health Aid) certification. However, in some work environments the titles CNA and PCT are used interchangably. Some hospitals in Illinois may be hiring Nurse Care Techs (NCT), a position which you can apply for with your CNA license.

CMA can stand for Certified Medication Aide or Certified Medical Assistant, both which perform separate but overlapping duties in the workplace.

How Much Does CNA Training Cost in Chicago?

Nursing assistant courses at vocational colleges and allied health schools usually range between $400 and $1200. When choosing a CNA school, learn about all the associated costs required at each institution. Some schools list their program cost as all expenses included. However other schools may also require you to purchase additional materials (such as books, scrubs and materials for your clinicals) which have separate fees from the tuition costs.

CNA Refresher Courses around Chicago usually cost around $100-$200.

Need Tuition Assistance?

While many schools do not offer financial aid for students enrolled in their CNA course, some training programs may offer assistance to help with the cost of the course or certification. Also, some CNA employers will even pay for your Nurse Assistant training or reimburse you after you successfully complete your CNA training.

Some employers in Chicago will cover a percentage of your CNA tuition; others will pay tuition costs up to a specific dollar amount. Often, new CNAs are required to work a particular number of months at the employer that covered their school bills. Or you may just need to reimburse them for any of the tuition costs they paid on your behalf.

When Can I Start CNA Training in Chicago?

Many schools that offer CNA training have new sessions beginning every 6 to 8 weeks. In many areas in Illinois, you can find CNA training starting in March 2015, April 2015, May 2015, or June 2015 available for registration now. Unlike nursing programs in Illinois, you can usually find a school starting a new session of their CNA course fairly quickly. However, some schools offer CNA classes in semester format. At these schools, you may need to wait up 3 or 4 months to start your course.

Becoming a Nurse Aide in Chicago a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Check out Illinois CNA Salary info.

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Abbey Home Health Services - Chicago
4554 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL
Career Training Center of Chicago Nurse Aide Program
3525 West Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL
Chicago State University Nursing Assistant Course
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL
East-West University Nurse Aide Course - Chicago
819 South Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL
Glencrest Nursing and Rehab Center - Chicago
2451 West Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL
Harold Washington College CNA Course - Chicago
30 East Lake Street
Chicago, IL
Humboldt Park Vocational Center C.N.A. Class - Chicago
1645 North California Ave.
Chicago, IL
Kennedy-King College - Chicago
6301 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL
Malcolm X College Nurse Aide Training Program - Chicago
1900 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL
Polish American Association - Chicago
3834 North Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL
Saints Mary and Elizabth Medical Center - Chicago
2233 West Division St.
Chicago, IL
Solex Academy - Chicago
5425 West Addison St.
Chicago, IL
St. Agnes Health Care Center CNA Course - Chicago
1725 South Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
The College of Office Technology - Chicago
1520 West Division Street
Chicago, IL
Truman College CNA Training Course - Chicago
1145 West Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL
Wilbur Wright College CNA Program - Chicago
4300 North Narragansett
Chicago, IL

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Chicago CNAs are now in high demand! Get your start by applying to the available nursing schools with Chicago CNA training programs. Other Illinois CNA programs provide education in areas such as Arlington Heights, Chicagoland, ChicTown, Cicero, Cook County, Deerfield, Evanston, Gurnee, Hyde Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lombard, Oak Park, Old Town or Gold Coast, Palmyra, Park Ridge, Plainfield, Schaumburg, Skokie, The Loop, Vernon Hills, and Windy City.

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