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Nurse Assistant

Career & Technical Certificate


Modes of Instruction

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Nursing assistants provide basic care and assist patients with activities of daily living. CNA’s are the backbone of the healthcare industry, often spending more time with patients than other members of the healthcare team. CNAs complete common tasks: cleaning or bathing patients; helping patients use the toilet and dress; turning and repositioning patients; talking with patients and relaying patient concerns and information to nurses; measuring patients’ vital signs, and assisting patients with meals and self-care. Kaskaskia College’s CNA program is the first step to a rewarding healthcare career.

What You Can Do

  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)

To apply to the College, please click the Apply button below. To apply to this program, scroll to the bottom of the page and under “Additional Information”, choose the Allied Health Applications link.

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How to Apply to the Program

1. Apply to Kaskaskia College (see link above).

2. Fill out the Allied Health Application. The link contains applications to all the Kaskaskia College Allied Health Programs.

Questions? Learn more about the Nursing Program Application Process.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

Students can expect to achieve these outcomes only if they honor all course policies, attend classes regularly and/or participate online, complete all assigned work in good faith and on time, and meet all other course expectations of them as students.

  1. Explain the role as a member of the health care team.
  2. Identify standard abbreviations and medical terminology.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the body’s structure and function
  4. Utilize understanding of everyday needs and necessary skills in providing care to persons of all ages.
  5. Apply necessary nursing principles to provide safe nursing in any care setting. (Competencies in 21 skills identified by the Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program from IDPH).
  6. Demonstrate effective intrapersonal skills in interactions with others.
  7. Differentiate between normal aging and cognitive dysfunctional disease processes.
  8. Identify the basic knowledge of psychological needs and effectively care for a patient and their family at the end of life.

Program Details

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Nursing Faculty

Ali Albers

Ali Albers

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Marsha Baro

Marsha Baro

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Lisa Barrow

Lisa Barrow

Professor of Nursing
Shelby Guthrie

Shelby Guthrie

CNA Program Coordinator
Kaylee Hilmes

Kaylee Hilmes

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Nichole Macon

Nichole Macon

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Rebecca McElhose

Rebecca McElhose

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Tessa Opfer

Tessa Opfer

Associate Professor of Nursing
Lisa Ring

Lisa Ring

Associate Professor of Nursing
Kim Storm

Kim Storm

Associate Professor of Nursing
KC Strieker

KC Strieker

Associate Professor of Nursing
Whitney Wadkins

Whitney Wadkins

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Contact Us

Shelby Guthrie

CNA Program Coordinator

Phone  |  618-545-3243

Main Campus

Admissions

Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Main Campus

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