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You can receive your certification in as little as 3 to 8 weeks.
Joliet 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.

How to Become a CNA in Joliet, 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 Joliet?

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 Joliet 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 Joliet 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 Joliet?

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 November 2015, December 2015, January 2016, or February 2016 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 Joliet a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Check out Illinois CNA Salary info.

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Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Illinois 60431
Joliet Junior College
401 North Larkin
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Homecoming Healthcare Inc.
933 W Jefferson St
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Joliet Junior College
201 E Jefferson St.
Joliet, Illinois 60432
Divinity Institute of Allied Health
103 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Illinois 60432
Genesis Healthcare Institute
1411 W. Airport Road
Romeoville, Illinois 60446
Joliet Junior College
1125 West Romeo Road
Romeoville, Illinois 60446
Wilco Area Career Center
500 Wilco Blvd.
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Spectrum Nurses Training
481 West Boughton Road, #400
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
Grundy Area Vocational Center
1002 Union Street
Morris, Illinois 60450
Waubonsee Community College
2060 Ogden Ave.
Aurora, Illinois 60504
Wilco Area Career Center. - Reed Custer HS, Braidwood
249 Comet Drive
Braidwood, Illinois 60408
Waubonsee Community College
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Aurora, Illinois 60506
En Va Na Healthcare Training Center
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Naperville, Illinois 60563
Larlin Medical Staffing and Training Center
6912 Main St, Suite 110-B
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Waubonsee Community College
100 Waubonsee Drive
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CMK Healthcare Training Center
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Westmont, Illinois 60559
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
Morraine Valley Community College
9000 West College Parkway
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South Suburban College
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Oak Forest, Illinois 60452