Moraine Valley Community College is offering the Basic Nurse Assistant Training certificate this fall.

This program will prepare students to become Certified Nursing Assistants. The work includes 64 hours of classroom lecture, 40 hours of lab training and 40 hours of clinical rotations at a nearby health care facility for hands-on experience. Collectively, this will help students master competency in the 21 manual patient care skills mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Students who successfully complete this program can take the State of Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam. Those who pass the test can expect to find employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals and home health agencies.

A complete list of credit and noncredit classes can be found in the fall 2020 class schedule online. Tuition is $131 per credit hour plus fees and books. Registration is ongoing. The college shortened its fall semester from 17 to 16 weeks with most courses taking place online starting Aug. 24. Hybrid classes, those that have some in-person and some online instruction, begin Aug. 10. New students can get started remotely with step-by-step instructions online.