Basic Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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Basic Nursing Assistant

  • 8-Week Hybrid Course

Course: Basic Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants are on the front lines of the country’s healthcare system, providing direct patient care in every setting – from hospitals to nursing homes. The training to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is relatively short and allows students an opportunity to start their careers in a matter of weeks.


The ideal CNA candidate s compassionate and empathetic, with a genuine interest in helping others. In many cases, the CNA provides the day-to-day, hands-on, patient care – assisting with routine daily activities such as walking, eating, bathing, and using the restroom. CNAs improve the overall quality of life of those suffering from chronic conditions, old age, and injuries.

Advantages of Medway

  • 120 Contact Hours.

  • Provide the student with instruction on how to perform safe, basic nursing assistant procedures in health/home care settings.

  • Prepare the student for employment in the health/home care setting with healthcare agencies dealing with home health or long-term care.

  • Prepares the student to become eligible to take the Illinois State Written Certification Exam for nursing assistants.

Job Outlook / Stats

Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

As the baby-boom population ages, nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to help care for an increasing number of older patients.


We’ve done our best to simplify the application process, but there are some prerequisites in order to gain access to our program.

Entrance Examination

Applicant must complete and pass the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) Health Form with a proficiency score equivalent to at least a 12th grade level in all areas including: reading, mathematics computation, applied math, and language.

Documents for Submission 

The following must be completed by the applicant before they can be accepted into the program:

  1. Proof of completion of secondary education or its equivalent (GED certification, official transcript of records from an accredited higher education institution in the US.)
  2. Proof of good medical and physical health examination
  3. Signed IDPH Authorization for Healthcare Worker Background Check. Results of check must not include any disqualifying convictions.

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