About the Program

At JWCC, the nursing assistant curriculum:

  • Is designed to prepare the student to perform skills in assisting a person in his/her daily tasks.
  • Focuses on an understanding of the importance of person-centered care needed during the different stages of life.
  • Include studies in the classroom,simulated lab, and clinical experiences in a long-term care facility/nursing home.

Nursing Assistants perform basic nursing tasks under the supervision and direction of the registered or practical nurse in a nursing home, home health environment, or hospital setting.

A grade of 80% or higher is required to successfully complete this program and become eligible to take the Illinois State Competency Exam.  This exam is required for employment as a certified nursing assistant in the state of Illinois.