SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College’s Office of Continuing Education will soon offer the Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (CNA) as a non-credit course. Successful completion of the CNA course is required in order to become eligible to take the State jeanof Illinois Nursing Assistant Certification Examination, and is the first step towards entrance into the SSC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program.

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The CNA program will consist of 145 hours of training. The classes will meet at the University & College Center in Oak Forest on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with Open Lab on Fridays. By the end of this eight-week course, students will demonstrate 21 Critical Basic Nursing Skills through a combination of lecture, lab and supervised clinical experiences at a long-term health care facility. Each individual who successfully passes the certification exam will then be placed on the State Registry for Health Care Workers.

 The first class session runs from April 1st through May 23rd on Mondays through Thursdays, with open lab on Fridays. Students must submit a health physical, proof of health insurance or signed release of liability waiver, and completion of a fingerprint criminal history record. The total cost of program is $999 with books and supplies included (Financial Aid does not cover the cost of this program, nor the physical and background check). An informational Open House is coming soon. Please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2497 for more information or to sign up.

 SSC’s ADN program will also begin accepting applications sometime in March for their newly revitalized, cutting-edge curriculum piloting in the Fall–2013 Semester. A criminal background check and drug screening must be completed before applying. For information regarding the ADN program, please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2512, or visit


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