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Illinois CNA Training

Medical technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and health care professionals are needed to help people understand new treatment methods and put preventative care practices into use. Certified nursing assistants are health care professionals that provide support and assistance to doctors and nurses as they go about their daily responsibilities. For anyone who has ever thought about becoming a nursing assistant, now might be the perfect time to consider enrolling in Illinois CNA classes.

It's easy to see that while deciding to go back to school is one of the most important foundations a person can lay for beginning a career, he or she must also make good decisions about the direction in which they choose to focus their education. Enrolling in Illinois CNA classes gives an individual the chance to develop a skill set that is in high demand in today's workforce. Additionally, CNAs received a lot of satisfaction from the face that there are thousands of people that will benefit from their help at work.

Becoming a CNA in Illinois

To become a CNA in the state of Illinois, an individual must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The applicant must have completed an CNA training program approved by the state of Illinois and passed a written competency test.
  • The applicant must have completed a nursing arts course. If the individual is a current Illinois LPN or RN with an active license, he or she can work as a CNA in Illinois without being on the CNA registry. If his or her license is inactive, the individual cannot work as a CNA until the registry shows that he or she has completed the necessary training requirements.

Likewise, an LPN or RN with an active license from another state must also wait until the registry shows that he or she has completed the necessary training requirements before working as a CNA in Illinois.

Nursing students who have not yet completed their LPN or RN training may work as CNAs while continuing their education as long as they can prove in writing that he or she has completed the fundamentals of nursing with 40 hours of supervised clinical experience in an accredited nurse training program and pass a written competency test.

A applicant can also become a CNA, having completed a U.S. military training program that includes a nurse aide training program. An individual in this situation would need to provide a copy of his or her diploma or certificate proving they have at least 40 hours of clinical experience and proof of employment authorization. Additionally, he or she would then have to pass a written competency exam.

An applicant who has completed a nursing program outside the United States which is the equivalent to LPN or RN but who is not yet licensed cannot work as a CNA in Illinois until the registry shows that they met all of the necessary requirements. These requirements include providing an a English-language copy of his or her diploma (or any proof of completion of the course), an English-language version of his or her transcripts, a copy of his or her social security card, and proof of employment authorization. Then, the individual must pass a written competency test.

Licensure by Reciprocity

If the applicant is currently listed as "active" on another state's CNA registry, the individual may work as a CNA in Illinois if he or she provides proof that they are currently registered as a CNA in another state, have no administrative findings of any wrongdoing (such as abuse, neglect, etc.), and have no disqualifying convictions against them in their home state's registry.

An individual listed in the CNA registry who has gone at least 24 months without being paid for nursing or nursing-related services will lose his or her certification and can no longer work as a CNA in Illinois. To become recertified, an individual must pass the required manual skills and competency exams.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other IL Schools with CNA Programs

Five Co Reg Adult Educ Program-Reg Office of Education.
1102 W 10th St
Metropolis, Illinois 62960
Five Co Reg Adult Educ Program-Union Co. Hosp.
517 N. Main Street
Anna, Illinois 62906
Five County Regional Adult Education
1615 Commercial Avenue
Cairo, Illinois 62914
Five County Regional Voc. Systems/Anna High School
608 S. Main Street
Anna, Illinois 62906
Five County Regional Vocational Sys/Vienna High
601 North 1st Street
Vienna, Illinois 62995
Five County Regional Vocational System
130 Washington Ave
Tamms, Illinois 62988
Fox Valley Career Center
47 W 326 Keslinger Road
Maple Park, Illinois 60151
Frontier Community College
320 South 2nd Street
Grayville, Illinois 62844
Frontier Community College
2 Frontier Drive
Fairfield, Illinois 62837
Frontier Community College
201 W End Ave
Newton, Illinois 62448
Galesburg Area Vocational Center
Galesburg High School, 1135 West Fremont
Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Genesis Healthcare Institute
1411 W. Airport Road
Romeoville, Illinois 60446
Gibson Community Hospital Annex
430 East 19th Street
Gibson City, Illinois 60936
Glenshire Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre
22660 South Cicero Avenue
Richton Park, Illinois 60471
Grundy Area Vocational Center
1002 Union Street
Morris, Illinois 60450
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Health Care Training Institute
764 East Chestnut Street
Canton, Illinois 61520
Health Career Institute
1974 Miner St, 2nd Floor
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
Health Restoration Academy of Medical Arts
4241 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
Healthcare Inservices, Inc.
450 East 22nd Street, Ste. 161
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Healthcare Plus Training Center
1272 W. Northwest Highway
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, Illinois 61761
Heartland Technical Academy
One College Park
Decatur, Illinois 62521
Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care
873 Grove Street
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Heritage Manor
555 E. Clay Street
El Paso, Illinois 61738
Heritage Manor
700 E. Walnut Street
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Heritage Manor
509 N. Adelaide Street
Normal, Illinois 61761
Highland Community College
2998 West Pearl City Road
Freeport, Illinois 61032
Highland Community College West
300 North West Street
Elizabeth, Illinois 61028
Hillsboro Community School District
1311 Vandalia Rd
Hillsboro, Illinois 62049

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Illinois CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2715
Fax: (312) 814-3145

Illinois Nurses Association