This course will provide the student with the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviors) necessary to perform basic patient care in a variety of healthcare settings. It prepares the student to function in the role of nursing assistant under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This course meets the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines for Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (BNATP) curriculum. This course is highly recommended for students interested in a nursing career or wanting an entry-level position in the health care field. Coursework includes development of basic nursing skills through lecture, simulation skills laboratory, and supervised clinical experiences at a long-term health care facility. After students successfully complete the Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (BNATP), they are eligible to take the State Nursing Aide Competency Exam. Upon passing the Nurse Aide Competency Examination, students are added to the Healthcare Worker Registry, and then can be employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)