Launch Health Science
  • Program Description

    This program is designed to prepare you for employment as a nurse assistant and for future entry into nursing education programs. This program leads to a CNA certificate. Training will include the development of basic nursing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills through lectures, laboratory demonstrations, laboratory practice, and clinical experience. Instruction in this program includes a minimum of 40 clinical hours held in long-term facilities in the community. Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be eligible to take the written examination for the nurse assistant state certificate. Students must be 16 years of age.

  • *IDPH and our clinical offsite facilities are requiring students that complete a clinical experience to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. What that means, as of now, is to be fully vaccinated and boosted. This is not a Tech Campus rule, but one from IDPH and the facilities we work with. Students can be in the Tech Campus CNA program vaccinated or not, however, if a student would like to be eligible for the CNA state licensure and the CLC dual credit, this will be a requirement. Students will still get high school credit for the program, just not licensure or dual credit.

  • What will my classes be like?

    Learning how to report observations, understanding the nature of diseases and common health problems, and the skills and techniques of how to take care of people is just the beginning. You will study how to help people recover from sickness and those that are disabled or injured. Practice these skills in a real hospital setting or in a nursing home on clinical internships. Turn your passion for helping others into a state nurse assistant certificate while still in high school. Certified Nurse Assistants are in high demand. Your heart for helping others can make a big difference!

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    Students in this class are eligible to receive 7 college credits from the College of Lake County.

    Year 1:

    • NUR 110 - Nurse Assisting, 7 credits



    • CNA License
    • CPR Certification
    • Dementia Simulation Certification
    • QSEP (COVID Training)


    Job Opportunities

    • Certified Nurse Assistant
    • Dietician
    • Home Health Aide
    • Medical Technologist
    • Nurses Aide
    • Registered Nurse
    • Rehabilitation Aide
    • Unit Ward Clerk