Comfort, Listen, Assist & Care

Provide basic care and play an integral role in the daily lives of patients.

Basic Nurse Assisting

Basic Nurse assisting

Certified (basic) nursing assistants (CNAs) are a nurse’s right-hand professional. CNAs provide comfort to patients in many ways. These professionals assist with daily living, such with dressing, bathing and eating. CNAs are exceptional communicators who advocate for patients and report concerns to nurses. You’ll be trained in basic medical procedures such as measuring vital signs like blood pressure and temperature. 

In our basic nursing assisting program, you will:

  • Learn and practice your skills in a lab setting that mimics your future working environment
  • Undergo clinical experience to refine your skills with real patients 
  • Prepare to become a certified nursing assistant in the State of Illinois through our Illinois Department of Public Health approved program 
  • Earn recertification, if your employment as a CNA has lapsed more than 24 months

Program Details

Contact Us

Health Sciences DivisionP815-825-9354
Ashley FoltzBasic Nursing Assisting Instructor/CoordinatorP815-825-9785Eafoltz@kish.eduOB1226
Alea AkersAcademic
Kristin FinkAcademic

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