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

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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge?

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 Park Ridge a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Check out Illinois CNA Salary info.

More programs in this area

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
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
Oakton Community College RHC
7701 North Lincoln Ave., Room C-220
Skokie, Illinois 60077
Zarem/Golde ORT Technical Institute
5440 Fargo Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60077
First Choice International
1245 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, Illinois 60025
International Career Institute
6425 N Hamin Ave.
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712
Academy of Healthcare Training
10035 Grand Avenue, Suite 200
Franklin Park, Illinois 60131
Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave.
River Grove, Illinois 60171
Westminster Place
3200 Grant Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Presbyterian Homes/The Moorings Health Center
761 Old Barn Lane
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
Collins Certified Nurse Assistant Training Program
905 South 5th Avenue, Suite B
Maywood, Illinois 60153
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
William Rainey Harper College - Wheeling High School
900 South Elmhurst Rd.
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Technology Center of DuPage
301 S. Swift Road
Addison, Illinois 60101
JCM Institute
1375 Remington Road, Suite Q
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067