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Kaskaskia College to Offer Fall CNA Classes at Trenton, Salem and Vandalia Education Centers


Kaskaskia College will be offering Certified Nurse Assistant classes at the Salem and Trenton Education Centers as well as the Vandalia Campus this spring.    


The Trenton Education Center will also host a day class on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 10:45 a.m. beginning January 8, 2018.  The registration number is NAST 160 TR01D.


Another day class will be held at the Vandalia Campus starting on January 9, 2018.  The class will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The registration number is NAST 160 VA01D.


A day class will be held at the Salem Education Center starting on January 22, 2018.  This class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.    The registration number is

NAST 160 SA01D.


Clinical dates for all classes will be announced at a later date.


The Nurse Assistant course is a seven credit hour class that includes classroom and laboratory experiences.  Units of instruction include: introduction to the health care system and the health care team, basic anatomy and physiology, abbreviations and common medical terminology, legal/ethical and spiritual aspects of care, growth and development, the patient and his/her environment, vital signs, aseptic techniques, bathing, feeding, nutrition, body mechanics, moving and transporting residents/patients.  It will also include habilitation and rehabilitation, admission and discharge, collecting specimens, special procedures, observation, reporting and recording, death and dying, home care needs, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  The course has been designed to enable the student to differentiate between the normal aging process and cognitive dysfunctional disease processes.  The student will be introduced to the appropriate care and treatment modalities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related demetias (Successful completion of the course qualifies the student to take the nursing certification examination).

For more information, please contact Susan Rutledge-Jukes, Healthcare Support Programs Coordinator, at 618-545-3243.  To register, please call the KC Admissions Office at 618-545-3040.


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