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*Guarantee for job employment is based on completion of full course and with successful passing of the State test.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course
Qualifications for this CourseApplicants 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
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.
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
*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.
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.
CNA Course Information
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