RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 All-Americans.
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At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features over 91,000 book volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
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The Nursing Aide Certificate Program prepares students to enter the health care workforce and a pathway to allied health and nursing careers. A flexible program of schedule options includes morning, afternoon, or evening sessions. Mandatory health requirements must be met. Students who complete the program with a grade of “C” or better are eligible for the Nurse Training Competency Evaluation. The program has a mandatory requirement of 80 hours of theory in the classroom and 40 hours of clinical experience in a long-term care facility. Classroom, skill labs, and clinical attendance are required. This course is a prerequisite for the Practical Nursing A.A.S. Degree in Nursing program.
8-WEEK Course: Spring, Summer, & Fall Semesters
14-WEEK Course: Spring & Fall Semesters
7:30am - 12:15pm on Saturdays
16-WEEK Course: Spring & Fall Semesters
Nursing Assistant classes are held at the Stenstrom Center for Career Education, 4151 Samuelson Road, Rockford, IL 61109.
Students are required to attend all days of the Nursing Aide program. This is mandated by IDPH. This includes attendance to orientation days, lectures, skills lab and clinical. All students are expected to provide their own transportation to clinical sites.
This Nursing Aide requires a "C", which is 76% to pass.
Upon successful completion of the Nursing Aide program, students will sit for the Illinois Nurse Assistant/Aide Competency Examination to earn the credentials of CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). This process has additional fees.
COSTS/FEES (subject to change)
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Nursing Assistant Office
Stenstrom Center for Career Education
4154 Samuelson Rd
Rockford, IL 61109
Ph: (815) 921-3264