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Certified Nurse Aide

The main role of a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is to provide basic care to patients and assist them in daily activities that include bathing, dressing, feeding and taking vital signs. The role of a CNA is not glamorous but is extremely essential in long term care. Compassionate individuals with a deep desire to care for others are needed to fill these positions.

Education & Experience:
A CNA must complete an an Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) approved nurse aide training program, consisting of a minimum of 40 hours of clinical instruction and 80 hours of theory instruction, pass the nurse aide competency evaluation consisting of both a written and a skills test, and be listed in good standing as a CNA on the IDPH Health Care Worker Registry (IDPH HCW).

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