Basic Nurse Assistant
Training Program--More About the Program
A Basic Nurse Assistant (BNAT) or Certified
Nurse Aide (CNA) works with the health care team to assure proper care of the
patient. CNAs are trained to meet the patient's basic needs of hygiene,
mobility, and transfer while the patient is incapacitated. CNAs are also trained
to perform vital signs in order to assess the patientï¿½s condition. CNAs work
in long-term care facilities, chronic care facilities, and hospitals. Some CNAs
are also employed by home health agencies. In order to insure proper care and
treatment of the patient, a Basic Nurse Assistant requires training in a program
approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
HSC 150ï¿½Basic Nurse Assistant
Training Program (7 credit hours)
Moraine Valley Community College's BNAT program is approved by the Illinois
Department of Public Health. The theoretical foundation for clinical skills and
procedures are presented in lecture and include instruction in basic anatomy,
medical terminology, communication skills, safety, infection control, and
patient rights. This course contains substantial information on Alzheimer and
dementia patient care, and emphasizes communication and coping mechanisms
fundamental to working with this patient population. The curriculum also
includes proper management of patient hygiene and mobility, and taking vital
signs. In the student lab, students must master the 21 patient care manual
skills mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The instructor will
demonstrate skills, students will practice skills until achieving mastery in the
lab with other students. Eleven of the 21 skills will be performed with a
patient or resident during clinical sessions.
Clinical rotation schedules are established
based on clinical site availability and staff scheduling patterns. The clinical
experience provides students with the opportunity to perform supervised practice
of required clinicals skills, including bathing, feeding and transfer of
patients, within the clinical setting. The clinical affiliate sites that support
the Moraine Valley Community College BNAT program include:
16450 South 97th Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
Holy Family Villa
12220 South Will-Cook Road
Palos Park, IL 60464
Ingalls Memorial Hospital
1 Ingalls Drive-North Bldg.
Harvey, IL 60426
Little Company of Mary Hospital
2800 West 95th St.
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Manor Care East
7850 W. College Dr.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
1270 Franciscan Dr.
Lemont, IL 60441
Palos Community Hospital
12251 South 80th Ave.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Smith Crossing Senior Living
10501 Emilie Lane
Orland Park, IL 60467
2320 W. 113th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60643
The Moraine Valley Community College BNAT
program offers a variety of scheduling options, as follows:
- Lecture sessions are offered in morning,
afternoon and evening time periods.
- Lab sessions are offered in four- or
eight-hour time blocks, also scheduled in the morning, afternoon and
- Clinical sessions are either in four or
eight-hour time blocks and are scheduled during the day, evening or on
Please consult the course schedule posted on
the following link for specific times of each section of HSC 150ï¿½s lecture
room, lab room and clinical (FAFFL) sessions:
NOTE: Attendance at all lab and clinical sessions of this program