Free Tuition for CNA Classes at SIC this Summer

May 3, 2019

Southeastern Illinois College will be offering a summer Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) class June 3 to July 25 on the Harrisburg campus. This program is for anyone age 16 or older – a high school diploma or GED are not required.

The class will prepare students to be a part of a nursing team under the supervision of a registered nurse. CNAs assist patients or nursing home residents with basic daily needs and provide bedside care.

Tuition is free, but the student is still responsible for $197 in required fees. Additional expenses during the class will include fingerprinting, clinical uniform and textbook, which may cost around $300.

At the end of the course in July, students will be prepared for the competency exam through SIU-C for certification.

There are many CNA jobs available locally, and students will be ready to enter the workforce after the class and certification test.

Amy Murphy, Director of Nursing & Allied Health at SIC, said “CNAs are the backbone of many health care facilities.  There is a critical shortage of CNAs in our local long-term care facilities.  To assist in filling these shortages, SIC has just completed a train-the-trainer course to increase the number of qualified CNA instructors in our region.”

For more information on CNA and other nursing and allied health programs, contact Murphy at 618-252-5400, ext. 2330 or Additional information can also be found online at