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You can receive your certification in as little as 3 to 8 weeks.
Oak Forest CNA classes - online & campus-based programs are available.

How to Become a CNA in Oak Forest, 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 Oak Forest?

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 Oak Forest 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 Oak Forest 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 Oak Forest?

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 May 2015, June 2015, July 2015, or August 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 Oak Forest a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Check out Illinois CNA Salary info.

Oak Forest, IL CNA Programs

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South Suburban College
16333 South Kilbourn Avenue
Oak Forest, Illinois 60452
Belken Academy
4029 175th Street
Country Club Hills, Illinois 60478
New Visions Home Health Care, Inc.
17508 E Carriageway Dr, Suite A
Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429
Medical Academy of Business Tech, Inc.
13005 Western Avenue
Blue Island, Illinois 60406
Elim Outreach Training Center
1820 Ridge Road, Suite 300-310
Homewood, Illinois 60430
Coalition of African American Nurses(CAAN) Academy
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 420
Matteson, Illinois 60443
TLC Healthcare Institute
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 407
Matteson, Illinois 60443
Health Restoration Academy of Medical Arts
4241 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
Morraine Valley Community College
9000 West College Parkway
Palos Hills, Illinois 60465
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473
Bestmed-Care Services
15008 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Dolton, Illinois 60419
Delrose Training Program
3717 Sauk Trail
Richton Park, Illinois 60471
Glenshire Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre
22660 South Cicero Avenue
Richton Park, Illinois 60471
Excelsior Healthcare Academy
523 S Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411
Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411
CJ Woods Foundation of Hope
2040 River Oaks Drive
Calumet City, Illinois 60409
Vintage Training Institute - Tinley Park
5500 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60636
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
The British Home
8700 W 31st St
Brookfield, Illinois 60513
Joliet Junior College
201 E Jefferson St.
Joliet, Illinois 60432