Basic Nursing Assistant Course Overview
The Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) Course prepares the student for the CNA certification exam that is necessary to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the state of Illinois. Midwest Technical Institute’s nursing assistant training is designed to prepare qualified individuals to be safe, caring and effective nursing assistants who work under the supervision of qualified healthcare professionals.
CNA training prepares students to perform in positions normally available in hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies. This course presents basic nursing assistant principles, as well as provides opportunities for practice and demonstration of skills related to patient care. The student’s time will be divided between classroom instruction, laboratory and supervised experience in the nursing home and/or hospital setting.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
- Introduction to Health Care Systems
- The Patient
- Protecting the Person
- Assisting with Activities of Daily Living
- Patient Assessment
- Assisting with Care Needs
- Nursing Assistant Practicum
The Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) Course prepares the student to take the certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Basic Nursing Assistant Training FAQ
- What is a basic nursing assistant?
- Nursing assistants help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. *www.bls.gov
- How much do basic nursing assistants make?
- The median annual wage for nursing assistants was $29,660 in May 2019.*www.bls.gov
- Where can I work as a basic nursing assistant?
- The BNA student is trained to perform in entry-level positions normally available in hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies.
- Are basic nursing assistants in demand?
- With the population living longer and advancements in healthcare, there are more opportunities for those working in the healthcare field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for Basic Nursing Assistants will increase by 8% from 2019 to 2029. *www.bls.com
- How much does basic nursing assistant training cost?
- The total cost of Midwest Technical Institute’s BNA Course is $1,500. For more information on program costs, please contact your local MTI campus.
BNA Training at Midwest Technical Institute
The Basic Nursing Assistant Course is offered at the MTI campuses in Springfield, Illinois and East Peoria, Illinois. The BNA Course prepares students for the CNA certification exam that is necessary to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The BNA Course at MTI trains qualified individuals to be safe, caring, and effective nursing assistants who work under the supervision of experienced healthcare professionals.
The CNA training provides instruction in basic nursing assistant principles, and is led by instructors with real-world experience. Additionally, the BNA Courses at MTI’s Illinois campuses provide opportunities for practice and demonstration of skills related to patient care. The student’s time will be divided between classroom instruction, laboratory, and supervised experience in a nursing home setting.
Financial assistance is not available for the Basic Nursing Assistant Course.
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Careers
Certified nursing assistants are one of the allied health professionals responsible for providing basic care to patients in a hospital, home healthcare setting, nursing home, or retirement facility. The training that certified nursing assistants receive prepares them with the skills necessary for an entry-level career helping patients with their day-to-day activities. This can include bathing, toilet care, transfers from bed to wheelchair, and assisting with serving meals and feeding patients. A CNA will also listen to and record patients’ health concerns and take some vital signs. Many certified nursing assistants see the same patients every day, and develop warm professional relationships with their patients over time.
With the population living longer and advancements in healthcare, there may be more opportunities for nursing assistants. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for nursing assistants will increase by 8% from 2019 to 2029, which is the faster than the average occupation growth rate of 4%. *www.bls.gov
MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
MTI is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org