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You can receive your certification in as little as 3 to 8 weeks.
Chicgo CNA classes - online & campus-based programs are available.
Admissions Advisor Tip: Don't limit your options. Contact multiple schools to see the differences in what they offer, like financial aid packages.

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How to Become a CNA in Chicgo, 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 Chicgo?

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 Chicgo 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 Chicgo 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 Chicgo?

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 July 2015, August 2015, September 2015, or October 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 Chicgo a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Check out Illinois CNA Salary info.

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Technology Center of DuPage
301 S. Swift Road
Addison, Illinois 60101
Five Co Reg Adult Educ Program-Union Co. Hosp.
517 N. Main Street
Anna, Illinois 62906
Five County Regional Voc. Systems/Anna High School
608 S. Main Street
Anna, Illinois 62906
Shawnee Community College, Anna Extension
1150 E. Vienna St.
Ullin, Illinois 62992
Presbyterian Homes/The Moorings Health Center
761 Old Barn Lane
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
Waubonsee Community College
5 East Galena Boulevard
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Waubonsee Community College
2060 Ogden Ave.
Aurora, Illinois 60504
A Plus Healthcare Training
366 S. Main St.
Bartlett, Illinois 60103
Bartlett High School
701 Schick Road
Bartlett, Illinois 60103
Beardstown Senior High School
500 East 15th Street
Beardstown, Illinois 62618
Lincoln Land Community College
109 White Pine Lane
Beardstown, Illinois 62618
Bits and Bytes Training Institute
7705 West Main
Belleville, Illinois 62223
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, Illinois 62221
Benton Consolidated High School
511 E Main
Benton, Illinois 62812
West Central High School
RR 1 Box 72
Biggsville, Illinois 61418
Bloomington Career Center
1202 East Locust Street
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Heritage Manor
700 E. Walnut Street
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Medical Academy of Business Tech, Inc.
13005 Western Avenue
Blue Island, Illinois 60406
Spectrum Nurses Training
481 West Boughton Road, #400
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
Kankakee Area Career Center
P.O. Box 570
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914