CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

Program Overview

This 6 credit-hour certificate program provides theory and training in the basic skills essential to the practice of health care workers who will assist the nurse in the care of patients in a variety of health care settings. Includes simulated practice and opportunity for clinical application. The course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Regulations. Successful completion is required for application for the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. NOTE: All students are required to have a valid Social Security number, pass a criminal background check and meet health requirements. Special fees apply.

Opportunities for employment are found in settings such as long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospitals, and private duty.

This program is part of Harper’s Dual Credit Career Partnership. Applicants from this high school Dual Credit Career Partnership must have completed the 11th grade prior to entering and must also meet the program’s special admission requirements. Special admission requirement options include ENG 097, ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of C or better, ESL 073 with a grade of B or better, RDG 099 with a grade of C or better or other placement options viewable in the CNA 111 course description.

Program Requirements

Required:

A grade of C or better in this course is required for this certificate.

Number Course Title Credits
CNA 111 4

Description: Provides theory and training in the basic skills essential to the practice of health care workers who will assist the nurse in the care of patients in a variety of health care settings. Includes simulated practice and opportunity for clinical application. This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Regulations. Successful completion is required for application for the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. NOTE: Students are required to have a valid Social Security number, pass a criminal background check, and meet health requirements for the clinical portion of the class. Special fees apply.

Prerequisite: ENG 097, ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of C or better; ESL 073 with a grade of B or better; or other placement options into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Fall 2021

CNA 112 2

Description: Provides lab and clinical training in the basic skills essential to the practice of health care workers who will assist the nurse in the care of patients in a variety of health care settings. This course will be held off campus for the clinical experience. Includes simulated practice and opportunity for clinical application. This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Regulations. Successful completion is required for application for the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. NOTE: Students are required to have a valid Social Security number, pass a criminal background check and meet health requirements. Special fees apply.

Prerequisite: CNA 111 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2021

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively with patients, family and staff.
  • Demonstrate basic nursing skills while caring for patients.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and pleasant environment.
  • Follow the nursing care plan in providing care.
  • Give simple emotional and psychological support to the patient and family members.
  • Identify the organization of the health care institution and its function.
  • Record observations and maintain records specific to the long-term facility and/or hospital or home health agency.
  • Report observations related to the patient's condition to an immediate supervisor.
Last Updated: 8/5/21