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Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (BNATP)

Nurse's Aid taking blood pressure

Updated 6/17/2014

The Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (BNATP) prepares the student to assist the licensed professional nurse and licensed practical nurse as an integral member of the health care team in a variety of health care settings. The Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (BNATP) also offers Competency Exam Review is free to students in the program.

The classes meet at the University & College Center in Oak Forest on Monday thru Thursday with daytime and evening classes. The course instruction includes basic nursing skills through lecture, campus laboratory and supervised clinical experiences at a long-term health care facility.

A passing grade requires the student to have achieved an average score of 80% on written examinations and to meet all laboratory and clinical requirements with a passing grade of “C” or better. Upon successful completion of the program, the individual is eligible to take the State of Illinois Nursing Assistant Competency Examination. Each individual who successfully passes the certification exam will then be placed on the State Registry for Health Care Workers.

Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (BNATP) Booklet (1.39 MB)

FALL 2014 | 1st 8-Weeks

(Updated 6/20/2014)

NAS E01 702

THEORY | 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM / Monday & Tuesday | Location: OFC-5740 | 8/11/2014 - 10/2/2014
LAB | 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM / Wednesday & Thursday | Location: OFC-5770 | 8/13/2014 - 10/2/2014
CLINICAL | 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM / Wednesday & Thursday | Location: TBD | 9/13/2014 - 10/2/2014

NAS E01 704

THEORY | 4:45 PM - 9:00 PM / Monday & Tuesday | Location: OFC-5740 | 8/11/2014 - 10/2/2014
LAB | 4:45 PM - 9:45 PM / Wednesday & Thursday | Location: OFC-5770 | 8/13/2014 - 10/2/2014
CLINICAL | 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM / Wednesday & Thursday | Location: TBD | 8/13/2014 - 10/2/2014

FALL 2014 | 2nd 8-Weeks

(Updated 6/20/2014)

NAS E01 706

THEORY | 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM / Monday & Tuesday | Location: OFC-5740 | 10/14/2014 - 12/4/2014
LAB | 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM / Wednesday & Thursday | Location: OFC-5770 | 10/16/2014 - 12/4/2014
CLINICAL | 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM / Wednesday & Thursday | Location: TBD | 10/16/2014 - 12/4/2014

NAS E01 708

THEORY | 4:45 PM - 9:00 PM / Monday & Tuesday | Location: OFC-5740 | 10/14/2014 - 12/4/2014
LAB | 4:45 PM - 9:45 PM / Wednesday & Thursday | Location: OFC-5770 | 10/16/2014 - 12/4/2014
CLINICAL | 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM / Wednesday & Thursday | Location: TBD | 10/16/2014 - 12/4/2014

 

THE APPLICANT MUST

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • Place into Reading 081 or above;
  • High School graduate or have received a GED; and
  • Submit to a Livescan Fingerprint Background Check. The process to obtain a fingerprint background check is as follows:
    1. Prospective students should complete and sign an an Authorization and Disclosure for Criminal History Records Information (CHRI) Check form that must be submitted to the BNATP Administrative Assistant, JoAnn Mabry in Room 2467.
    2. The Student must use the Livescan Fingerprint Request Form to schedule a date for their fingerprints. The cost for fingerprinting is a minimum of $38.00. The acceptable methods of payment are Visa (Debit/Credit), Check, or Money Orders.
    3. The vendors do not bill students and they will not accept CASH at any site. Students must present a valid picture ID (Driver’s license or State ID).

Upon completion and verification of the fingerprint background check, you will be approved to register for the class.

NOTE: Illinois State Law requires all students complete a fingerprint criminal history record in accordance with the Health Care Background Check Act.

 

ACCREDITATION/APPROVAL PROCESS

The Nursing Assistant Program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), 607 W. Jefferson St., Springfield, IL 62702-5097, telephone: (217) 782-6553, website: www.idph.state.il.us. As prescribed by the Illinois Department of Public Health attendance is mandatory.

Students are required to have 80 hours of theory/lab and 40 hours of clinical. If a student misses one or more classes, and falls below the required number of hours prescribed by IDPH, they will fail the course. Please see the student guide for additional information regarding the attendance policy.

TUITION AND EQUIPMENT

The total cost of the program is $1,299 that includes: textbook and workbook, BP cuff, stethoscope and gait belt. Name badges are required for clinical and can be purchased in the SSC Bookstore for a cost of $5.25. Students should review the tuition information section of the SSC website or catalog for a list of payment methods.

Refund of fees will occur only after the student has the authorization of the Director and completed a “drop” through the end of the first week of class. No refunds will be authorized for withdrawals or changes made after the refund date. Incidental fees (textbooks/workbooks and equipment) and returned check fees are not refundable.

REGISTRATION PROCESS:

  1. Visit the Admissions Office in Room 2348.
    • New students will receive a pre-admission checklist and are required to complete a college application and receive a placement test study packet.
      • Placement testing is recommended 24-hours after study packet is received.
      • After placement test score places student into Reading 081 or higher, student may proceed to Continuing Education Room 2467 for Livescan Fingerprint application processing.
    • Current students will receive a pre-admission checklist.
      • Admissions staff will check their academic credentials to make sure they place into Reading 081 or above.
      • If Reading placement is below RDG 081, counseling will recommend a remedial reading class before proceeding.
  2. Student will proceed to Continuing Education Room 2467 if Reading placement is RDG 081 or above.
    • Students will complete an Authorization and Disclosure form. The information is entered into the IDPH Web Portal and the fingerprint application will be generated.
    • Students will contact vendors and proceed to get their Livescan fingerprints processed.
    • Students will bring the receipts back to room 2467 and given a curriculum form to take to Registration at which time they can register for the program.
      • Student returns to Room 2467 with printed schedule to receive books and equipment. Student will sign a form indicating they have received books and equipment and they are instructed to complete the first eight chapters in their workbooks that will be due on the first day of class.
      • Student receives a health screening form in which the Theory instructor will collect on the 1st day of class.

For registration information or a current list of courses, please call our main number (708) 596-2000, ext. 2497.

 

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