Launch Your Healthcare Career with Our Nursing Assistant Program
Basic Nursing Assistant Program
Make a difference in the lives of the elderly, the infirm and their families by training as a Nursing Assistant. While the dates may vary, new classes start every two months at Carepaks Health Services Inc.
The program lasts for six weeks and includes a minimum of 80 hours of theory instruction and 40 hours of clinical training. Call (309) 364-6007 for more information.
Carepaks Health services nursing assistant program prepares individuals to work with other healthcare providers providing care and assistance in a variety of settings. This program meets State of Illinois / Department of Public Health nursing assistant training requirements. Becoming a CNA may also be your stepping stone to careers in nursing or other professions.
Advantages of being a CNA
Career Versatility: The field of nursing offers a multitude of pathways, and being a CNA serves as a solid foundation for advancement. Your certification enables you to explore diverse area of healthcare ,such as specialized nursing, patient advocacy, or even pursue higher education to become a registered nurse or advance further in the medical field.
Job Security: In an ever-evolving world, healthcare remains an essential and resilient industry. As a certified Nursing Assistant, you'll benefit from the steadfast demands for skilled professionals who provide hands-on care. Your expertise and certification will grant you a sense of job security and stability in an ever changing job market.
Professional Growth: The knowledge and experience gained as a CNA lay the groundwork for personal and professional growth. You'll acquire a wealth of practical skills, from administering medication to monitoring vital signs, honing your ability to adapt to various healthcare settings and continuously expand your competencies.
Meaningful Impact: Few professions offer the opportunity to make a genuine difference in people's lives as consistently as being a certified Nursing Assistant. Whether it's comforting a distressed patient, assisting with daily activities, or providing emotional support, each interaction holds the potential to positively impact someone's overall well being and foster a lasting sense of fulfillment within your own heart.
Our students are required to successfully complete required classroom and clinical hours consisting of direct patient care in a local, long-term care facility. You must also successfully complete all manual and written competency tests.
In addition, program participants must adhere to the policies and standards of Carepaks Health Services Inc, the long-term care facility, and the Department of Public Health.
A criminal background check or fingerprinting is required prior to the start of training. The Health Care Worker Background Check Act [225 ILCS 46] requires all applicants in a health-related field to undergo a criminal history record check. Applicants with disqualifying convictions are discouraged from continuing with the program unless a waiver is obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Upon successful completion of your Basic Nursing Assistant program and passage of the state certification exam, your skills will always be in demand. As a CNA, you’ll play an important role in today’s health care landscape. Your duties include basic nursing and personal care for patients or residents. In Illinois, salaries for this position range from $14.00 to $25.00 per hour (depending on the facility).
CNAs work in a variety of professional settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, private homes, government agencies and home care agencies.