Castor Nursing

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Phlebotomy

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

About us

CASTOR HEALTH INSTITUTE LLC is part of the Castor group of companies (Castor Home Nursing and Castor Medical Supplies) serving in Northern Illinois. The school employs highly qualified instructors that excel in their own fields. Our mission is to prepare students so that they are ready to practice in their chosen careers after the completion of the training and exam. We offer job preparation, placement assistance, and free sessions to prepare for the state competency exam. Castor strives to have a family atmosphere to provide support and guidance needed from a qualified individual. We recognize the importance of constant quality evaluation to better serve the students.

IBHE

Castor Health Institute is approved and licensed to operate and conduct vocational training by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). Castor Health Institute is not accreditated by a US Department of Education recogonized accreditation body.

For IBHE Online Complaint System, visit IBHE Complaint System

IDPH

Castor Health Institute is approved to conduct Basic Nurse Assistant Training program by the Illinois Department of Public Health

Vision

CASTOR HEALTH INSTITUTE LLC is part of the Castor group of companies (Castor Home Nursing and Castor Medical Supplies) serving in Northern Illinois. The school employs highly qualified instructors that excel in their own fields. Our mission is to prepare students so that they are ready to practice in their chosen careers after the completion of the training and exam. We offer job preparation, placement assistance, and free sessions to prepare for the state competency exam.

Mission

Our mission is to deliver, enhance, and convey a state-of-the-art hands-on education to empower individuals with the skills, knowledge, practical training, and experience needed for a successful career in the growing and rewarding healthcare field.

The Mission and Goals of Castor Health Institute include:
Upon completion of these courses, the student will be able to:

  • Outline basic physical, emotional, and psychosocial aspects of an elderly client.
  • Demonstrate caring, supportive, and safe care of clients.
  • Define the scope of practice of a nurse aide and how they are an essential part of the health care team.
  • Practice non-specialized tasks (basic nurse aide skills) related to the personal care and comfort of residents, including activities of daily living.
  • Demonstrate effective, professional communication with faculty, clients, and healthcare members.
Objectives

Our objective is to maintain high standards by recognizing and attending to the various needs of students while providing optimum intellectual, emotional, social, and physical challenges and development. The institute seeks to install in its students the concept that education carries with it an obligation to self, family, and community, and encourages each student to become a compassionate and productive member of society.

The goals and objectives pertain directly to the following areas:
Introduction to the Health Care System.

  • Introduction to the Patient.
  • Working Environment.
  • Safety.
  • Lifting, Moving, and Transporting Patients.
  • The Patients' Unit.
  • Basic Anatomy.
  • Personal Care of the Patient.
  • Nutrition/Fluid Balance.
  • Observation and Recording of Vital Signs.
  • Supportive Care.
  • Fundamentals of rehabilitation
  • Patient Care Planning.
  • The Patient in Isolation.
  • Care of the terminally ill patient.
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Clinical Objectives

Will involve demonstrations, skills practice, observation, hands-on client care experiences, and working with facility staff and clinical instructors.
Clinical Objectives:

Upon completion of the clinical sessions, the student will be able to:

  • Work cooperatively with other nursing and health care professionals.
  • Follow facility procedures related to student/nurse aide scope of practice.
  • Convey respect for staff, patients, fellow students, and instructors.
  • Preserve and protect the client's autonomy, dignity, and rights
    Take the initiative to seek out learning experiences.
  • Be self-directed in utilizing time and setting priorities.
  • Proficiently perform nursing care or tasks.
Flexibility

Castor understands the need for the students to attend the class while they work or with other personal commitments.
Castor Health Institute located in Sterling, IL offers comprehensive healthcare training programs consisting of classroom instruction, lab practice, and an industry externship in order to provide hybrid education with real-life application.

For Employers

The continued success of Castor Health Institute is mirrored in the success of our graduates. Our goal is to provide the necessary tools for students to acquire gainful employment in their field of study. We understand that you constantly need qualified candidates working in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Doctor's offices, Home Health Agencies, and healthcare facilities throughout IL. Our institute can customize the schedule to meet your needs to provide special training or help you to find qualified and motivated professionals for your success.

Career Services

Castor maintains an active placement service to assist students in locating career opportunities in the related field. Placement advisement is provided to all our Institute graduates without additional cost.

Programs

Nurse Aid Training Certification

Castor Health Institute offers the Nurse Aid Training Certification (aka) Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program CNA. Enrollment for Summer 2023 enrollment period is open now. Call us to enroll.

Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog for Nurse Aide Training Certification Program 2023 Academy Catalog 2023.

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Testimonials

Meghan Pettorini

CNA class with Bobi Jo is not only educational, she makes it fun and she provides us with the tools and resources to make us the best CNA’s we can be! I appreciate her! Abby has been very helpful throughout the process and always available to answer any questions. Highly recommend Castor.

Kiera Belser

I would 100% recommend Bobi Jo’s CNA class through Castor to anyone! She has been the best instructor and makes coming to class fun and enjoyable!  

Jennifer Rios

I enjoyed attending Certified Nursing Assistant classes at Castor! Castor worked with me with my personal schedule. The staff are professional and helpful! The instructor was encouraging and inspiring! The facility where classes were held was neat and clean. They extended great hospitality. After you finish class Castor can interview you and perhaps give employment opportunities with Castor. I would recommend Castor to anyone who would like to work in the medical field.

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