Imagine an exciting job where you make a difference and rewards you for caring about others. Successful program completers meet the basic educational preparation to perform in the capacity of a nurse assistant in the State of Illinois. Program graduates are eligible to take the Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program written and performance test.

Admission Requirements

CALC courses are open to all applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veterans.

Individuals interested in the Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program must:

  • Be of 18 years of age or older
  • Have proof of a high-school diploma or GED
  • Pass standardized entrance exams
  • Current physical
  • 2 Step TB skin test
  • Up-to-date immunization records prior to the first day of classs
  • Livescan criminal background check (any related costs to the above are the responsibility of the applicant). See the IDPH website for more information.
  • Pass a drug screening

Applicants with disqualifying offenses or a positive drug result will not be accepted into the program.

Program Schedule

Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program classes are held at the Alton, IL campus location. Day classes will meet two days per week. Clinical experiences are conducted at a variety of settings and may be different than normal class days and times in order to provide the best possible learning experience for every student. The Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program is a short-term program that is not eligible for Federal Title IV Financial Aid.

Classes are scheduled on a session by session basis. Please Contact our Admissions Office for more information about the next session start date and the admissions process.

Basic Nursing Assistant Admission Requirements
Basic Nursing Assistant Physical Form
Health Care Worker Background Check Form