CNA Training Program

A CNA is a certified nursing assistant. As a nursing assistant, you will take care of individuals in hospitals, homes or long-term care facilities. You will also be performing these duties:

  • Bathing and grooming
  • Maintaining nutritional and fluid intake
  • Assisting with mobility and toileting
  • Assessing vital signs

You will have the opportunity to work with other healthcare providers. You will also work under the direct supervision of a licensed healthcare provider such as an RN or LPN. As individuals, you will need to be able to:

  • Lift 50-80 pounds
  • Tolerate prolonged periods of standing, stooping or bending

A criminal background check is required for all nursing assistants. Any misdemeanors and/or felonies will prevent an individual from being placed on the state registry. Students must provide documentation of a TB test result that is not older than three months. In addition, a social security number is required to register for class.

There are nearly 1,800 jobs available annually in Illinois for CNA’s. With the aging baby boomer population, this field is expected to keep growing. One of the biggest benefits of this healthcare role is its flexibility in shifts and hours worked.

We Receive Funding Through...

United Way South-Southwest Suburban Regional Office and J. P. Morgan Chase

Cook County Community Development Block Grant

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  • U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutritiion Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T)
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Job Training and Economic Development (JTED) Program

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 Southland Health Care Forum received funding through the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Nurse Assistant, and Nursing training program were funded by Grant #90FX0026 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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