Basic Nurse Aide Training Program (BNATP)

Certified Nursing Assistants are important members of the health care team whose duties involve caring directly for a patient (as well as indirect patient care tasks) and works under direct or general supervision of a registered nurse.  As a health care giver, CNA's are expected to demonstrate good interpersonal skills when interacting with other members of the health care team and with patients.  CNA's help maintain a functional and aesthetic health care environment, contributing to the patient's well-being.  They are expected to perform unit/area skill competencies and must be sensitive to patient's developmental, age-specific, cultural & spiritual needs. 

Basic Nurse Aide Training Program (BNATP) Training is provided by 
A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING.  Our program is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education  (IBHE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion.  A State Competency Exam as mandated by (IDPH) must be passed in order to become qualified for employment as a CNA at any healthcare agencies or facilities in Illinois.  IDPH mandates the Basic Nurse Aide Training Program (BNATP) and has set minimum competency requirements. A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAININGhas followed IDPH's guidelines and chose to set a higher standard than the minimum recommendations. 

In order for students to complete the training program, they must meet all of 
A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING's requirements and expectations.  We are committed to giving every student an optimal educational experience.  Our small class sizes ensure that you will be able to receive personalized attention from your instructors, and our comfortable, well- equipt facilities will enable you to learn the skills you need to apply to caring for patients in a real clinical environment.  We feature after-work hours and flexible scheduling so students can choose the schedule that best fit their lifestyle.  Our instructors are well-qualified and friendly, with many years of experience.  We utilize a variety of teaching methods, including demonstrations & video.


Official information regarding tuition and fees is published periodically. The Business Office will make every effort to inform students about charges and fees. Students are also encouraged to check with the business office about their financial information and obligations.


Registration Fee

Tution Deposit (Due upon enrollment)



State Competency Exam

*tax not included                      

*Subject to change
Payments must be made before the start of the first day of class.


Students will need to purchase the following supplies from any outside vendor of their choice:

  • Textbook
  • Workbook
  • Uniform (Scrubs)
  • Gait Belt 
  • Stethoscope
  • BP cuff

Admission / Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Able to read, write and speak English proficiently (8th grade level). 
  • Must be free of any communicable disease. 
  • View patients in a holistic approach to improve their quality of life. 
  • Must be able to multi-task and possess critical thinking abilities.
  • Healthcare Worker Criminal Background Check 
  • Sign an agreement to disclose medical information.
  • Complete & sign all A Plus Healthcare Training forms