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The BNATP is a 120-hour course consisting of 80 hours of comprehensive theory and 40 hours of clinical instruction in a five (5) or eight (8) week period. It is designed to prepare students into their roles and responsibilities as nursing assistants in both the clinical and home setting. Through lecture/discussion, supervised laboratory and actual clinical experience, students are provided with the knowledge and skills needed to provide basic nursing care for patients in the hospitals, nursing homes, private homes or other health care facilities. Upon successful completion of this program, the student takes the Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Examination administered by Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The PRA Training program is a 3-day workshop with a total of 24 hours of instruction. It is divided into three 8- hour days of lecture/discussion with practical application and demonstration. It seeks to enable students to care for people with chronic disabilities through physical means to help them return to a comfortable, productive life, despite their impairments. This is a continuing education program for Certified Nursing Assistants and other health care professionals. It provides students with knowledge and practical skills in basic physical rehabilitation in order to be able to perform physical rehabilitation tasks and activities designed by a PTR/L for residents in nursing home facilities.
The BLS Healthcare Providers Course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an AED, and relief of FBAO in responsive and nonresponsive victims. The course is designed for healthcare providers who care for patients in a wide variety of settings, both in an out of hospital.
This course is designed for individuals required to have a current CPR card. This class is for individuals who have completed the basic CPR course and are now in need of refresher training. Students will be asked to demonstrate skills and complete a written knowledge assessment.
The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive. The course also provides a complete health and safety training solution for first aid, adult CPR, and AED.
The Patient Care Technician Training Program or PCT is a 300-hour program that combines CNA Training with Phlebotomy and EKG Technician Training. This is usually offered as an 8 to 12 week program with an externship requirement of 60 hours. In this program, you receive completion certificates for PCT, C.N.A. and EKG Technician Training. If you want a separate certificate for Phlebotomy you will just have to increase your externship hours to 120 to satisfy the requirements in the Phlebotomy program, without additional cost.

As a PCT you will be able to work in a hospital setting or in a nursing home. With your national certification throgh NHA, you can easily work from one hospital to another without having to re-train each time. You see, hospitals typically have their own training programs for their PCTs or Nursing Care Technicians, but whatever training you get from 1 hospital may not be good enough for another hospital, so that new hospital you are applying to will have to train you again. That is taken care of by your national certification.
What's unique about our Phlebotomy program is the Externship requirement. Most schools only require you to finish the 100 hours in theory and laboratory. But we have found that most laboratories and employers would prefer job candidates with experience. That is what the Externship program is for. We require you to complete 120 hours of clinical practice in an actual patient clinic before we send you off with your certificates. Some schools offer the externship program as an option, but they would require you to look for your own clinic, which is almost impossible to do on your own. So we have partnered with several clinics all over Chicago and its suburbs to allow our students to train in their facilities.
Our EKG Technician Training program is a fast-track program for graduates of other health occupations courses. In its 30-hour format, it goes directly to the main concepts and practice of assisting and preparing patients for ECG/EKG diagnostic procedures. If you wish to take this course but do not have the prerequisite knowledge and skills in health care, you can combine this course with our Phlebotomy program and receive certifications for both.
The Medical Billing and Coding course is for people who want to work in the health care industry but do not want direct patient contact... or are "afraid of blood". We teach you billing and coding for all types of facilities - hospital, clinic, private doctor's practice as well as working with the Medisoft program. This is a 6 to 8 week program with externship in our company's billing office.




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