Basic Nursing Assistant Training (BNA/CNA)

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Program Information

The Basic Nursing Assistant Training (BNA) course/program is designed for students interested in working in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and hospitals. This sixteen or eight-week course includes 135 hours of instruction, 95 hours of theory and laboratory, and 40 hours clinical experience. Approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Course credit is not applicable toward Kishwaukee College degree or certificate program requirements. Five hours lecture/discussion and four hours lab a week.

All students successfully completing the course must take and pass the “hands-on” skills and written, state approved competency evaluation. With successful passing, the students name is placed on the nurse aide state registry.

Additional Resources

Kishwaukee College will no longer be offering the Northern Illinois Online Nursing (NIOIN) degree program. The last admitted class will graduate in Spring of 2014.

Contact Information


Donna Kayes, CNA Coordinator
815-825-2086, ext. 3920
Office: B1220



Bette Chilton, Dean of Health & Education
815-825-2086, ext. 2510
Office: B1223

Tammy Beinarauskas, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Health & Education
815-825-2086, ext. 2510
Office: B1222



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