NURSA 1105: Basic Nurse Assistant Training

Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (BNATP) prepares students for employment as nurse assistants through a combination of classroom theory, laboratory skills practice, and clinical sessions conducted at area healthcare facilities. This program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and emphasizes basic nursing assistant skills and related knowledge. Upon successful completion of the Basic Nurse Assistant Training program, students are eligible to take the Illinois written competency exam for Nurse Assistant Training certification. In order to qualify for the IDPH exam students also need to: Have a valid social security number, meet health requirements, and pass a fingerprint criminal background check. 










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Credit Hours

6 credit hours (3 lecture hours, 7 lab hours)


Program admission is required. Advising session attendance or equivalent; select health requirements as explained at the Advising Session. Reading Placement test required - Category 1. Minimum age of 16 due to Illinois state law.

Technical Requirements

Students must have regular access to the Internet and a computer. Courses are administered through Blackboard, so students will also need a compatible OS and browser. A list of recommended software can be found here.