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Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program
Frequently Asked Questions

When will the next class start?
Check online for a complete list of HSC-150 sections being offered.

How do I apply to the Program?
Before enrolling in this program, each student must first document a reading level of 8th grade or higher. To accomplish this, students must take the COMPASS Reading Placement Test. Successful completion of the COMPASS Reading Placement Test at 091 level or higher is required for admission to the BNAT Program. The approximate cost of the COMPASS Reading Placement Test is $8 (See student resources for COMPASS lab hours).

Some students may be excused from taking the COMPASS Reading Placement Test because of previous academic work, i.e., college credits already earned. Students who think they may be exempted from the COMPASS Reading Placement Test should meet with an Academic Advisor. While all of our Academic Advisors are excellent, Ali Riphagen and Lissette Alvarado work the most closely with students enrolled in Health Science Programs. To make an appointment with Ali or Lissette, call (708) 974-5721.

Choose from one of the class sections listed above. For additional information on registration procedures, visit www.morainevalley.edu/admiss/registration.htm.

How do I enroll in the Program?
Select the section of HSC-150 you would like to enroll in (see the list above). Register for the section of HSC-150 you have selected either in person, on the phone (708) 974-2110 (TTY 711) or at MVConnect.

Does HSC-150 fill quickly?
Characteristically, HSC-150 fills quickly, so it is in your best interest to register as soon as possible. Students are encouraged to register for HSC-150 as soon as possible to assure their seat in the class. For additional information on registration procedures, please visit the college's Web site or call (708) 974-2110 (TTY 711).

If you attempt to register and find that the seats in the class are all full, don't give up! Often times people register for the class and then change their minds for a variety of personal reasons ― family emergency, spouse transfer to another location, pregnancy, etc. Unfortunately, there is no mechanism by which a waiting list could be generated.

Therefore, if you attempt to register and find the classes are full, continue to check the enrollments. The easiest way to do that is by consulting the "Real Time Class Availability" link located on https://webadvisor.morainevalley.edu/WebAdvisor/WebAdvisor. Retrieve the information for HSC-150 and register immediately when you see that a seat is available.

Per the Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines, enrollment in each section is limited to twenty students.

When will I do my clinical training?
After students have completed all of the laboratory sessions, clinical sessions begin. This usually occurs in approximately the fifth week of the course. During a 17 week course, clinical will begin during the eleventh week.

How much does the program cost?
Tuition Calculation

  IN-DISTRICT TUITION CALCULATION FOR THE BNAT PROGRAM:
  7 credit hours x $104 (in-district)
Plus college activities fee:
7 credit hours x $2
Plus technology fee:
7 credit hours x $7
Plus construction/infrastructure fee:
7 credit hours x $8
Plus student ID fee
Plus BNAT Course Lab Fee
Plus Electronic Fingerprinting Fee
Total In-District Tuition and Fees
$728

$14

$49

$56
$3
$123
$28
*$998
  OUT-OF-DISTRICT TUITION CALCULATION FOR THE BNAT PROGRAM:
  7 credit hours x $104 (Out-of-district)
Plus college activities fee:
7 credit hours x $2
Plus technology fee:
7 credit hours x $7
Plus construction/infrastructure fee:
7 credit hours x $8
Plus student ID fee
Plus BNAT Course Lab Fee
Plus Electronic Fingerprinting Fee
Total In-District Tuition and Fees
$1806

$14

$49

$56
$3
$123
$28
*$2076

*Don't forget to figure in your health requirements, uniform, supplies, and books. This could cost approximately $450.

Tuition Refunds
Students enrolled in HSC-150 are subject to Moraine Valley's tuition refund policy.
Tuition Refund Policy

Students taking HSC-150 are eligible to apply for financial aid. Students interested in seeking financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Department at (708) 974-5726.

Additional Costs: Refer to Course Requirements

How do I obtain certification after I have graduated?
Approximately 3-4 weeks after taking the State Competency Exam, students will receive a letter from Nurse Aid testing informing the candidate of their exam results. The letter serves as the student's certification in the State of Illinois. For more information on certification processes and procedures.

How long does my certification last?
You have two years without working as a CNA before your certification expires.

If my certification does expire, what should I do?
Call the Healthcare Worker Registry at the Illinois Department of Public Health at (217) 785-5133 to request a re-test packet. After receipt of the re-certification materials, contact Moraine Valley's Corporate, Community and Continuing Education at (708) 974-5735 for additional information.

I am interested in applying to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. When should I take the BNAT Program?
The BNAT is required for admission to Moraine Valley's ADN program. For additional information, attend a Nursing Information Session.