Welcome to the DACC CNA information webpage! Department hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please keep in mind that there are days the college is closed. Outside of these hours, or when the college is closed, you can email email@example.com for questions. Please be specific for the program that you are interested in as we have more than one. To reach the department by phone please call 217-443-8553. If you are calling outside of office hours please leave a voicemail and we will be sure to get back to you. Please allow 48 hours for a response to your inquiry.
This program is designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in hospitals and nursing homes. The program will provide training experience and educational opportunities that will benefit you and your community.
The class consists of two components:
100% attendance is required for state certification requirements
Successful completion of this course will allow you to test for certification by the Illinois Dept. of Public Health.
STEP 1: Each applicant must pass the Health Occupations assessment at the pre-determined level. This test will be administered in the Testing Center here on campus or at the Hoopeston Higher Learning Center. Please call 217-443-8708 to schedule an appointment or an appointment may be made online through the DACC website. https://dacc.edu/depts/assess Tests are generally given on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am and at 1:00 pm. Can be flexible, if need be. If you wish to take the entrance exam at Hoopeston Higher Learning Center please call 217-283-4171 to schedule an appointment.
STEP 2: If you have not already done so, apply to Danville Area Community College https://www.dacc.edu/ar/admissions
STEP 3: An application package must be completed with all supporting materials attached
All of the applications must be filled out with required attachments or the application is void.
STEP 4: Schedule appointment to do a live scan fingerprint check. The cost is approximately $50. https://flawlessbiometrics.com/schedule-fingerprinting/
Fingerprint checks must come back clear before starting program.
Successful completion of all steps will place students into consideration for the first available class.
NURS 110 – Role of Nursing Assistant (5 credit hours)
NURS 111 – Basic Nursing Procedures (2 credit hours)
|2-Step TB test @ Vermilion Co. Health Dept. or can be done at other medical locations||$48.00 est. (cash/check or Illinois medical card)|
|10 panel Non DOT Drug Screen||$32.40 - must be ordered through the Nursing Department|
|Course/Lab Fee||$65.00 (Must be paid by 1st day of class)|
|Textbook||$95.00 Est. DACC Bookstore|
|Tuition & Tech fees||$1,225 ($175 per credit hour) Based on 7 credit hours in District|
|Illinois Nurse Aid Certification Exam||$75.00|
|Additional Student Cost:||
Uniform, shoes (white), watch, Gait Belt
Uniform must be purchased from Polyclinic Medical Supply (PCMS) @ 622 N. Logan, Danville. All other supplies can be purchased at PCMS or from vendor of your choice.
After successful course completion: Illinois Nurse Aide Certification Exam (INACE) – Computer-based exam $75 fee – payment made by credit or debit card. The Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Program is a measure of nurse aide related knowledge, skills and abilities. The purpose is to see if individuals are able to understand and safely perform the job of nurse aide. The test is taken upon successful completion of the program.
|DACC/Prairie Hall/Room 107-108||Instructors Office - Prairie Hall/Room 112/113|
|DACC Higher Education Center Hoopeston||847 E. Orange Street in Hoopeston|
For more information regarding the CNA Program you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-443-8814 or 217-443-8553.
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Updated July 2022