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CNA Classes in Illinois

CNA Training in Illinois

Education to becoming a CNA can begin as early as high school, whereas many high schools in Illinois offer CNA education programs. High school students attracted to a career as a CNA can find state approved Illinois CNA training programs in the following cities:

Bartlett, Lawrenceville, Seneca, Beardstown, Marengo, South Elgin, Biggsville, Marion, Streamwood, Centralia, McHenry, Christopher, Mt. Vernon, Olney, Murphysboro, Harrisburg, Newton, Jacksonville, Ottawa, Carterville, Pana, Chicago, Pekin, Elgin, Prophetstown, Grayslake, Ina, Joliet, Rushville, Kankakee, Salem

Additional CNA programs can be found in Illinois nursing homes, hospitals, career centers, online schools, technical/vocational colleges, community colleges, state universities and adult education institutes. No matter where a CNA education occurs, students can expect coursework in the following:

  • Taking and recording patients’ vital signs including pulse, blood pressure, respiration rate
  • Documenting a patient’s weight and height, and changes thereof
  • Patient care regarding basic grooming, bathing, movement and positioning
  • Assisting in the intake and outtake of a patient’s fluids and food
  • Safety precautions
  • Body functioning
  • Infection control
  • Communication
  • CPR certification
  • Rehabilitation procedures

Through either online or campus based programs, aspiring C.N.A.s in Chicago, Aurora, Rockford and Joliet, Illinois may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital, Lincoln Park Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Illinois Department of Public Health
Health Care Worker Registry
525 West Jefferson Street
Fourth Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62761
(217) 785-5133 (phone)
(217) 524-0137 (fax)

CNA Schools