Nurse Assistant Certificate - Southwestern Illinois College

Course Sequence

Nurse Assistant Certificate (025A)

The Nurse Assistant Certificate (025A) consists of a single course, HRO 105: Nurse Assistant. This is a seven credit-hour course consisting of lecture, lab, and clinical education.

The SWIC Nurse Assistant course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which allows our graduates to apply for the Nurse Assistant Competency Examination for Certification after course completion.

Course Information

Clinical Education Experiences

Clinical experience is a required component of this course. Clinical practice is completed in area nursing homes and hospitals and occurs in the last 10 days of a 16-week-long course section and the last eight classes for the six-week scheduled course sections.

Clinical experience is generally completed during the same time frame as the course lecture/lab time, except for HRO 105-001 in the fall and spring semesters. For HRO 105-001 (in the fall and spring semesters), clinicals are scheduled in the morning, which differs from scheduled class time.

Stephanie Reid