Certificate: 7 credits (Limited Transfer & Limited Enrollment)
Program Length: 8 weeks, 11 weeks, 14 weeks or 16 weeks, depending on the course section
Nursing Program Contact: (815) 921-3261
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The Nursing Aide Certificate Program prepares students to enter the health care workforce and a pathway to allied health and nursing careers. A flexible program of schedule options includes morning, afternoon, or evening sessions. Mandatory health requirements must be met. Students who complete the program with a grade of “C” or better are eligible for the Nurse Training Competency Evaluation. The program has a mandatory requirement of 80 hours of theory in the classroom and 40 hours of clinical experience in a long-term care facility. Classroom, skill labs, and clinical attendance are required. This course is a prerequisite for the Nursing A.A.S. Degree in Nursing program.
NOTE Age Requirement: All students must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the beginning of the course. This is a U.S. Department of Labor regulation.
Nursing Assistant classes are held at the Health Sciences Center, 3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114.
Students are required to attend all days of the Nursing Aide program. This is mandated by IDPH. This includes attendance to orientation days, lectures, skills lab and clinical. All students are expected to provide their own transportation to clinical sites.
NOTE: Students should plan for at least a 30 minute travel time between clinical site and the main campus if they have scheduled classes either before or after NAD 101.
This Nursing Aide course requires a "C", which is 80% to pass.
Upon successful completion of the Nursing Aide program, students will sit for the Illinois Nurse Assistant/Aide Competency Examination to earn the credentials of CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). This process has additional fees.
View a detailed list of the CNA course tuition and fee costs.
Nursing/Allied Health Office
Health Sciences Center
Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114
Ph: (815) 921-3261
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The Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Rock Valley College meets the state education requirements for a certified nursing assistant in the State of Illinois. Rock Valley College has not determined if the CNA program at Rock Valley College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Requirements for each state can be found on each states Department of Public Health websites.