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Nursing Assistant (Basic)

Ines Montero

Associate Dean of Nursing
Credit Certificate (CE)
This Illinois Department of Public Health approved certificate program for Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) prepares students to work in the health care industry as a CNA. Students will be introduced to the discipline of nursing and the basic approaches to patient care. The role of the CNA as an assistant to the licensed nurse and member of the health care team is studied and practiced in the classroom, laboratory and clinical setting. Upon successful completion of all components of the program, the graduate must pass the State competency exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Illinois.​  

Information Sessions:  

Every Monday
West Side Learning Center
4624 West Madison Street Room 102
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon




Faculty & Staff

Name/Title Phone Email Room
Ines Montero (Program Manager) (312) 481-8252 3542
Sherry Ross (BNA Coordinator) (312) 850-7432 102​ WSLC 
Instructors Phone Email Room
Carolyn Alford (312) 850-7432 3208
Shirley Butler (312) 850-7432 102 WSLC
Sarah Smith

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7432
4624 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60644
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Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.