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.