CNA Application

Gibson Area Hospital and Annex provides Nurses Aide Training several times a year.


We are currently not accepting applications for any classes at this time.



We have been an approved provider of this training and have been holding classes for over 10 years. Our class will prepare you for a profession in long term care, acute care, physician offices or home health.

Cost of the class is $500 and includes books, criminal background check, AHA BLS CPR certification, and the State Exam fee. Our classroom size is limited to 8 students per class.

  • Spring and Fall Classes are usually held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4pm until 8:30pm and every other Saturday from 7am until 3:30pm for 9 weeks. Spring classes start in February and Fall classes start in September.
  • Summer Classes are a fast-paced class held 4 days per week (usually Monday through Thursday) for 8 hours each day (generally 7am until 3:30pm) for 4 weeks.



You must be 16 years of age to apply to our program and cannot have any felonies or misdemeanors which would prevent you from working as a CNA in Illinois.  If you did not complete high school, you must have completed your GED. You must also complete a reading comprehension and math test during the interview process.  After being accepted into the program you must complete a background check and show proof of a certain immunizations/testing.


Any questions regarding your criminal background should be made to the Legal Services Office, Illinois Department of Public Health at 217-782-2043.

Please contact Kristy Elder, RN, Clinical Educator,for any questions regarding this program at 217-784-4086. If you are interested in applying, please complete the CNA application found on this page.  We are currently not accepting applications for any classes at this time.


General information regarding the nursing assistant program in Illinois can be obtained from