Students are required to attend a minimum of 80 theory/lab practice hours and a minimum of 40 clinical hours to meet both State and course requirements. Failure to complete the minimum theory and clinical requirements will result in dismissal from the course. In addition, there is State-mandated intensive training all students must complete. For example, students must complete 12 hours of training in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias; failure to complete 12 hours will result in failure of the course.
Students must maintain a 76% or above, meet the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) training requirements and pass all 21 IDPH-mandated performance skills in order to successfully complete the course. Students will have three attempts to pass the 21 IDPH-mandated performance skills. If the student does not pass on the third attempt, the student will be administratively dropped from the course.
Various performance skill tasks presented in the class may require "hands-on" experiences in the laboratory and clinical setting. Students must participate in these activities in order to learn the identified nurse aide training performance skill tasks.