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CNA - Basic Nurse Assistant

Certified Nurse Assistant training is a first step for students to determine if they are interested in the nursing field. Students who complete Rend Lake College’s CNA program are eligible to apply to take the state CNA registry examination.

A dramatic increase in the number of credit hours in nursing programs (CNA, Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing) at RLC prompted college officials to create a new Nurse Training Center at the Rend Lake College MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. It features two classrooms and a laboratory and will help train more students. In Spring 2012, the college began offering CNA training at the Hamilton County Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in McLeansboro as well.



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Certificate in CNA-Basic Nurse Assistant


This course is designed to prepare the individual to work in the role of a Certified Nurse Assistant in a variety of health care settings. It is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Upon successful completion of classroom and clinical experiences, the student will be eligible to apply to take the state CNA registry examination. The class must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

► Total = 7 Hours

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Prerequisite: Student must score a 53 or higher on the reading portion of the Accuplacer test.

CNA 1201 Certified Nurse Assistant * (7)

*All students in program must go through background check as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health.


Faculty & Staff

Dean of Allied Health/Title III Project Manager
Phone Extension: 1775
Building: Learning Resource Center
Office: 129
Allied Health Division Coordinator / Clinical Coordinator of Radiologic Technology
Phone Extension: 1777
Building: South Oasis
Office: 116
Administrative Assistant of Allied Health
Phone Extension: 1251
Building: South Oasis
Office: 104
Nursing Instructor
Phone Extension: 1709
Building: South Oasis
Office: 118

Allied Health Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1251
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Allied Health
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Allied Health


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