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Complete Basic Nurse Aide Training Programs

Certified nursing assistants (CNA) are important members of the healthcare team whose duties involve caring directly for a patient (as well as indirect patient care tasks) and works under the direct or general supervision of a registered nurse. As a healthcare giver, CNA's are expected to demonstrate good interpersonal skills when interacting with other members of the healthcare team and with patients. CNA's help maintains a functional and aesthetic healthcare environment, contributing to the patient's wellbeing. They are expected to perform unit/area skill competencies and must be sensitive to the patient's development, age-specific, and cultural and spiritual needs.

Clinicals are conducted at the following Hospital sites:
• Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
• Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital
• Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
• Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

The Basic Nurse Aide Training Program

(BNATP) Training is provided by A Plus Healthcare Training. Our program is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the IBHE and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion. A State Competency Exam as mandated by the IDPH must be passed in order to become qualified for employment as a CNA at any healthcare agencies or facilities in Illinois. IDPH mandates the BNATP and has set minimum competency requirements. A Plus Healthcare Training has followed IDPH's guidelines and chose to set a higher standard than the minimum recommendations.

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Requirements and Expectations

In order for students to complete the training program, they must meet all of A Plus Healthcare Training's requirements and expectations. We are committed to giving every student an optimal educational experience. Our small class sizes ensure that you will be able to receive personalized attention from your instructors, and our comfortable, well-equipped facilities will enable you to learn the skills you need to apply to caring for patients in a real clinical environment. We feature after-work hours and flexible scheduling so students can choose the schedule that best fits their lifestyle. Our instructors are well-qualified and friendly, with many years of experience. We utilize a variety of teaching methods, including demonstrations and videos.

Tuition and Fees

Official information regarding tuition and fees is published periodically. The business office will make every effort to inform students about charges and fees. Students are also encouraged to check with the business office about their financial information and obligations.

  • Tuition


  • Registration Fee


  • Tuition Deposit (Due Upon Enrollment)


  • CPR


  • State Competency Exam


*Tax not included

*Subject to change

Payments must be made before the start of the first day of class.

Course Materials

Students will need to purchase the following supplies from any outside vendor of their choice:

  • Textbook

  • Workbook

  • Uniform (Scrubs)

  • Gait Belt

  • Stethoscope

  • BP Cuff

Admission/Eligibility Requirements

  • At least 16 years of age

  • Able to read, write, and speak English proficiently (8th-grade level)

  • Must be free of any communicable disease

  • View patients in a holistic approach to improving their quality of life

  • Must be able to multi-task and possess critical thinking abilities

  • Healthcare worker criminal background check

  • Sign an agreement to disclose medical information

  • Complete and sign all A Plus Healthcare Training forms

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