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You can receive your certification in as little as 3 to 8 weeks.
Palatine 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 Palatine, 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 Palatine?

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 Palatine 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 Palatine 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 Palatine?

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

Top CNA Schools Near You

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Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Healthcare Plus Training Center
1272 W. Northwest Highway
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Presbyterian Homes/The Moorings Health Center
761 Old Barn Lane
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
JCM Institute
1375 Remington Road, Suite Q
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
William Rainey Harper College - Wheeling High School
900 South Elmhurst Rd.
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Northbrook College of Health Care
1400 S. Wolf Road, Suite 104
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Solex College
350 E Dundee Rd., Ste. 200
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Health Career Institute
1974 Miner St, 2nd Floor
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
JETHRO Healthcare School and Placement Svcs.
650 West Algonquin Road 2nd Floor
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
College of Lake County
1120 S Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Streamwood High School
701 W Schaumburg Road
Streamwood, Illinois 60107
First Choice International
1245 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, Illinois 60025
Ambria College of Nursing
5210 Trillium Blvd.
Schaumburg, Illinois 60192
AON Allied Health Institute
2071 Irving Park Road, Ste. 203
Hanover Park, Illinois 60133
Samland Institute of Allied Health-Park Ridge
2644 E Dempster St., Ste. 116
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Americare Technical School
505 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Omega Healthcare Technical School
400 W Higgins Rd
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Technology Center of DuPage
301 S. Swift Road
Addison, Illinois 60101
A Plus Healthcare Training
366 S. Main St.
Bartlett, Illinois 60103
Bartlett High School
701 Schick Road
Bartlett, Illinois 60103