A few spots are still available in the Certified Nurse Assistant program at Rend Lake College. Classes are tuition free for in-district residents, begin Oct. 16 and meet three days each week.
For individuals who have considered entering the ample healthcare job market, the CNA program is a great way to start.
A CNA certificate is an attractive addition to a resume and better qualifies an employment candidate for a position in the healthcare field.
Approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the CNA program is designed to prepare a person to work as a Certified Nurse Assistant in a variety of healthcare settings. Once participants successfully complete the seven-credit-hour classroom- and clinical-coursework, they are eligible to apply for the state CNA registry examination.
Those who have an educational level of at least a General Education Certificate are able to participate in the program. There are fees for uniforms and textbooks and a background check is required by the IDPH.
To sign up, just call the RLC Allied Health Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1251 or 1225 or 1-800-369-5321, Ext. 1251 or 1225 (in-district only).