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Nursing Assistant

Certificate in Nursing Assistant – CNA.MCRT.C72A

The Nursing Assistant program is designed to prepare individuals to administer patient care as members of a nursing team in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and other extended care facilities. The nursing assistant course consists of 163 hours of theory, laboratory and clinical content. The course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Only PNUR 1438 is required to take the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) exam. Successful completion of the NATCEP exam may be required for employment. 

Before enrollment, please save and/or print this fillable eligibility check sheet. For registration requirements, save and/or print this fillable registration check sheet for the Nursing Assistant program.

This certificate is a gainful employment program and KCC is required to provide cost, completion and occupation information about it.

Program coordinator: Kellee Hayes, email, phone 815-802-8828

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Nursing Assistant (3 courses)
PNUR 1438 - Nursing Assistant* 1 8 cr. hrs.
BIOL 1564 - Intro to Anatomy & Physiology* OR
BIOL 2644 - Anatomy & Physiology I* AND
BIOL 2654 - Anatomy & Physiology II*
4-8 cr. hrs.
MATH 1414 - Basic Algebra* 4 cr. hrs.

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 16

*Course has prerequisite.

1Consult an advisor, the course description and/or the fillable registration check sheet for requirements to enroll in PNUR 1438*.

Additional program information

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen, and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer: adult, child & infant or AED).