OPEN TO GRADES:                   11, 12

    PREREQUISITES:                     completion of applications, ability to meet all criteria/qualifications outlined on application

    LENGTH OF COURSE:               1 Year

    CREDIT:                                  2 Hours/Elective

                                                  LLCC Dual Credit (6.5 credit hours)


    This CNA program is provided by Hillsboro High School in affiliation with Lincoln Land Community College and approved by the Department of Public Health. This course is specifically designed to train students to be Certified Nurse Assistants.  However, this course would benefit all future medical career pursuits.  Upon successful completion of the course, the student receives a certificate making him/her eligible to be employed in home health agencies, nursing homes, and hospitals.  In order to complete the program, students must pass a competency exam required by state and federal guidelines.  The student will be given 6.5 credit hours of Lincoln Land credit for successful completion of this course.  This is the prerequisite course for LLCC LPN and RN programs.

    LLCC Course Information:  NAS 101 Basic Nurse Assistant (6.5 credit hours)


    NAS 101 Students must have met one of the following criteria:

    • Reading placement score of 240 or higher on Accuplacer
    • ACT reading score of 18 or higher
    • SAT writing/reading score of 400 or higher
    • Have high school GPA of 2.7 or higher
    • Have already passed LLCC Reading 098 class


    Illinois Nurse Aid Testing   

    Thank you for visiting www.nurseaidetesting.com. This information is provided in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), Illinois Nurse Assistant Competency Exam (INACE) project. Below you will find information about the requirements to become a CNA in the State of Illinois as well as documents needed to begin the process.


    LLCC NAS 101 Basic Nurse Assistant  -  Students should learn all they can about NAS 101 prior to enrollment

    Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) can have a major impact on the care that patients receive. CNAs assist patients with basic healthcare needs or daily living activities and help them maintain their dignity during illness or injury. LLCC’s basic nurse assistant program includes classroom, lab and clinical experience. Classes are held on the main campus in Springfield and at LLCC-Beardstown, LLCC-Jacksonville, LLCC-Litchfield and LLCC-Taylorville. Students who successfully complete the program, are eligible to take the required Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) nurse aide competency exam. LLCC CNAs are employed in nursing homes, hospitals and home health settings.


Last Modified on March 8, 2023