Call: 708.234.1985

Only a few positions remain available for the July Session – so be sure to apply today!


You have just taken the first step to a guaranteed job.*

*Guarantee for job employment is based on completion of full course and with successful passing of the State test.

This Application is the next step in making what could be the best decisions of your life and we are happy you are here!

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course

Qualifications for this Course

Applicants must:
•be at least 16 years of age
•be able to read, write and speak English proficiently(8th grade level)
•conduct an in-person interview with school personnel
•be free of any communicable disease
•view patients in a holistic approach to improving their quality of life
•be able to multi-task
•possess critical thinking abilities
•sign a Criminal Background Check Agreement
•complete and sign all Aishling Care Academy training forms
•sign an agreement to disclose medical information
•complete a 2-step TB test and show documentation
•show proof of MMR Immunization & Physical Exam
•be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
•have an understanding of basic medical terminology
•have your own reliable transportation

Evening Classes

Choose from 4 available sessions, each with an 8-week duration:

  • Session D: 9/20-11/13/2021
  • Session A: 1/10-3/05/2022
  • Session B: 3/07-4/30/2022
  • Session C: 7/11-9/03/2022
  • Session D: 9/19-11/12/2022

Classes convene every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Clinicals are conducted every Saturday from 6:30 am – 2:30 pm, unless otherwise stated.

Next Session:
9/20/2021 to 11/13/2021

Classes convene every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Clinicals are conducted every Saturday
6:30am – 2:30pm (unless otherwise stated)

Aishling Care Academy

13255 Southwest Hwy
Suite 200 Orland Park, IL 60462

P: 708.234.1985

Program Fees:

*You are responsible for purchasing: uniforms,text book, gait belt, watch with second hand,blood pressure cuff and a stethoscope —approximately $150.

Hybrid Class Option:

Students are required to have a computer, microphone, and camera for this option.


Congratulations to Lois R. for receiving the scholarship for Session B (March 8,  2021 – May 1, 2021) . Thanks to our sponsor, WM. Schwartz & Co Insurance!

If you always do what you have always done, you will always be where you have always been.

T.D Jakes

I have been able to be part of people’s lives in many different ways. Most important for me is the love that is shared. Thank you to ACA & ACHC for giving me the opportunity to be part of this team.

Elena C.

CNA Course Information

Becoming A Certified Nursing Assistant
A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is an in-demand position that can offer job stability and scheduling flexibility for individuals interested in the field of patient care.

A CNA helps patients with activities of daily living and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). CNA’s are also commonly referred to as a Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), or a Nurse’s Aid.

Who Should Attend?

If you have been thinking about a field in patient care or have been in a caregiver role and wish to grow your skills and pay, a Certified Nursing Assistant is the next step. If you currently hold a position as a caregiver during the day, you can keep working with this program.

If you possess the following skills you would be a good candidate:

• Attention to detail
• Superior verbal and written communication
• Ability to maintain consistency
• Offer good caring interpersonal capabilities
• Capable of good record-keeping
• Have knowledge of medical terminology
• Have an understanding of common disorders
• Consistently maintain proper hygiene

CNA Course Schedule

Please email with questions or to request additional information.