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CNA Programs in Jacksonville, Illinois

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Jacksonville CNA Training - Illinois

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

Admissions Advisor Tip: Don't limit your options. Contact multiple schools to to compare their different offers, like financial aid packages.

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Nursing Aides are in high demand throughout Illinois. Upon receiving certification, many new graduates find employment very quickly. In Illinois, medical field job security is higher than most careers. You can earn your CNA license after completing a very short 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 and 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 Jacksonville?

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 Jacksonville usually cost around $100-$200.

Need Tuition Assistance?

While not all schools 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville?

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 October 2019, November 2019, December 2019, or January 2020 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 Jacksonville is a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Also check out Illinois CNA Salary info.

Lincoln Land Community College

Beardstown Senior High School

Midwest Technical Institute

John Wood Community College

New Start, Inc.

Rushville Industry High School

  • 730 North Congress Street
    Rushville, IL 62681
    Programs: CNA

Lincoln Land Community College

Lewis and Clark Community College

Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Inc

Lincoln Land Community College

Lincoln Land College

Lewis & Clark Community College

St. Clara’s Manor

  • 200 5th Street
    Lincoln, IL 62656
    Programs: CNA

Lincolnland Technical Education Center

  • 1000 Primm Road
    Lincoln, IL 62656
    Programs: CNA

Spoon River College

  • 208 S. Johnson
    Macomb, IL 61455
    Programs: CNA

Hillsboro Community School District

Lincoln Land Community College

  • 1220 E. Tremont Street
    Hillsboro, IL 62049
    Programs: CNA

Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Spoon River College

Spoon River College

  • 324 E Randolph
    Havana, IL 61520
    Programs: CNA

Health Care Training Institute

  • 764 East Chestnut Street
    Canton, IL 61520
    Programs: CNA

John Wood Community College

Lawrenceville Vo-Tech Center

Lewis & Clark Community College

Quincy Area Vocational Tech. Center

  • 219 Baldwin Drive
    Quincy, IL 62301
    Programs: CNA

Pana High School

  • 201 West 8th Street
    Pana, IL 62557
    Programs: CNA

Pekin Community High School

  • 320 Stadium Drive
    Pekin, IL 61554
    Programs: CNA

Carl Sandburg College-Branch Campus

  • 305 Sandburg Rd.
    Carthage, IL 62321
    Programs: CNA

Spoon River Home Health Care

Decatur Public Schools #61 – Adult

  • Hickory Point Mall, Route 51 North
    Forsythe, IL 62535
    Programs: CNA

Lewis and Clark Community College

Richland Community College

Heartland Technical Academy

  • One College Park
    Decatur, IL 62521
    Programs: CNA

Southwestern Illinois College

Kaskaskia College

Collinsville Area Voc. Center

Midwest Technical Institute

Illinois Central College

  • 5407 N University St
    Peoria, IL 61635
    Programs: CNA

Illinois Central College

  • 225 Hanna Dr
    Pekin, IL 61635
    Programs: CNA

Illinois Central College

Southwestern Illinois College

  • 601 James R. Thompson Blvd.
    Red Bud, IL 62201
    Programs: CNA

East St. Louis School District #189

ERS Inc. Staffing and Health Care Services

  • 2201 W Townline Road
    Peoria, IL 61615
    Programs: CNA

Eastern Illinois Education For Employment

Okaw Area Vocational Center

  • 1109 N. 8th Street
    Vandalia, IL 62471
    Programs: CNA

Bits and Bytes Training Institute

Heritage Manor

Bloomington Career Center

Galesburg Area Vocational Center

  • Galesburg High School, 1135 West Fremont
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    Programs: CNA

Carl Sandburg College

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