PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The geriatric care specialist program provides an opportunity for most current certified nurse assistants to advance to another level by taking an additional eight credit hours, or is offered as a 16 credit hour certificate, which includes the CNA curriculum.   

Required Courses

NUA 100 Fund for the Nursing Assistant* 3.5
NUA 102 Basic Patient Care Skills* 3.5
NUA 103 Nursing Assistant Practicum* 1
NUA 106 Care of Person with Dementia 1
NUA 107 Physical Rehabilitation Aide 1
NUA 108 Focus on Geriatric Issues 3
PSY145 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
      Total 16

 

*Required for the basic nursing assistant program; waived if student possesses current Illinois CNA certificate and wishes to only enroll in NUA 106, 107, or 108.