The Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (BNAT) prepares a person to take the certification exam which is necessary to become a BASIC Nurse Assistant (BNAT) in the State of Illinois. The program design prepares qualified individuals to be safe, caring, and effective nursing assistants who work under the supervision of qualified health care professionals. Trained BNAs perform at a minimum entry level in positions normally available in hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies. This program presents basic nursing assistant principles' as well as providing opportunities for practice and demonstration of skills related to patient care. The students' time is divided between classroom instructions, laboratory time, and supervised experience in the nursing home and/or hospital settings (Clinical). Upon meeting graduation requirements of the BNAT, the student is entitled to a Basic Nurse Assistant certificate and is eligible to take the nurse aide competency evaluations as required by federal and state legislation.
FLVC offers 126hours; 84 hours of theory and 42 hours of Clinical Attendance is required at all classroom and clinical times. Break will be given, but not included as classroom hours.
All BNA students must demonstrate a qualifying TABE reading score
All BNA students must demonstrate a qualifying TABE math score
Possess keys skills such as compassion, physical endurance, punctuality, people skills, and communication skills.
For Program Information, tuition fees please refer to Catalog on this website.
FLVC also offers free TEAS tutoring to students to help them transition from BNAT to LPN
Student Complaint/ Grievance Review Board A student of FLVC seeking redress through grievance regarding attendance, academics, or conduct, must first attempt to resolve the matter informally by following the chain of command. The student must first speak with their instructor. If the issue is unresolved, the student can request to meet with the Director of Education. Issues remaining unresolved at the institutional level may be directed to the Illinois Board of Higher Education Illinois Board of Higher Education Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333 Springfield, IL 62701(217) 782-2551 Fax (217) 782-8548 www.ibhe.org
NEEDED QUALIFIED BNATP INSTRUCTORS. If interested in becoming an BNATP Instructor, please click on the link below or contact us at 217-529-3333
Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program Call 217-529-3333 3519 Sheffield Road Springfield, IL 62703
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Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.