(Also see Medical Assistant, Nursing, and Person-Centered Elder Support)
The Basic Nurse Assistant Training (BNAT) curriculum offers a basic study of principles and procedures used by the nurse assistant in long term care, home health settings and hospitals, and focuses on basic human needs and care of the elderly. Integration of skills and concepts is acquired through hands-on clinical experience at local health care facilities. This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Upon completion, students may apply to take the Illinois Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Competency Exam. Students cleared on the criminal background check will be entered on the Health Care Worker Registry. Those students who complete the program will be eligible to participate in the Illinois Nurses Aide Competency exam. For students interested in continuing their nursing studies at the college, CNA Certification is a prerequisite.
There are three components of the BNA 100 course: theory, lab practice, and clinical. Students must maintain a C or better average throughout the course and pass all three components in order to complete the course.
Prior to the first day of class, students are required to complete a Criminal Background Check and have no disqualifying convictions.
Prerequisites: Students applying to the course must achieve a reading placement of EGL 089 or EGL 095 and complete an interview with program faculty or advising specialist. Students are required to submit results of a current and complete physical examination.
Health Career curricula are governed by specific objectives, rules and regulations formulated by the College, accrediting bodies and participating clinical facilities. Students should familiarize themselves with these standards. Students should also be aware that failure to maintain satisfactory progress in the course may significantly delay completion of the curriculum or may result in the student being dropped from the curriculum. Each student’s right to participation in the clinical portion of the curriculum is also contingent upon compliance with the rules of the clinical facility. The clinical facility has sole discretion to determine when its rules have been violated.
Clinical placements require a health assessment, certain immunizations, yearly flu vaccine and health insurance. Students must successfully pass skills assessment prior to attending clinicals. The requirements represent an additional cost to the student.
Basic Nurse Assistant Training Certificate
8 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0037
This certificate can be completed in one semester.
|Courses for a Certificate|
|BNA 100||Basic Nurse Assistant Training||7|
|BNA 105||Basic Nurse Assistant Job Training||1|
Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify the role of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) as a member of the health care team.
- Recognize the legal and ethical responsibilities of the CNA.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills with residents/patients and staff.
- Apply principles of infection control in the health care setting.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform nursing assistant skills in a safe manner according to established criteria.
- Demonstrate the ability to meet residents’ basic needs by providing personal care.
Basic Nurse Assistant Training Courses
Course offers a basic study of principles and procedures used by the nurse assistant in long term care, home health settings and hospitals. Content focus is on basic human needs and care of the elderly. Integration of skills and concepts is acquired through hands-on clinical experience at local health care facilities. This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Upon completion, students may apply to take the Illinois Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Competency Exam.
Course expands understanding of today’s health care workplace and the role of the CNA. Content focus is on gaining gain the job search techniques necessary to obtain employment in the health care field, e.g., hospitals, long term care and home health. Intended for those currently enrolled in BNA 100.