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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to enroll in the BNAT program must first call 847.635.1461 to schedule an appointment for an interview and testing. Screening tests are conducted in Room C222 on the Skokie campus.

BNAT admission requirements

  • Take the BNAT assessment tests.
  • Achieve required scores on reading, math, and oral comprehension tests. 
  • Complete an interview with BNAT faculty.
  • Submit documentation of health requirements to Health Services.
  • Have a valid social security number that will be placed on the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry.
  • Meet state-mandated medical requirements to participate in clinical sessions. These include:

    • A recent physical exam by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner;
    • A recent TB test;
    • Hepatitis B vaccination or a signed Hepatitis B declination form;
    • Confidential medical history form (filled out by student).

If a student meets the above requirements, Health Services will send a "Certificate of Clearance" to the BNAT program chair with a copy to the student. Students cannot attend the clinical portion of the course without this approval.

Successful completion of the BNAT Program requires the student to participate in and satisfy the clinical training component of the program. Students must attend clinical training experiences in a general acute hospital or skilled nursing facility. To participate in clinical training, students must be able to perform the Essential Skills Expected of a Nurse Assistant.

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IMPORTANT DATES


October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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