Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA)

Certificate Program

The Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (BNATP) prepares students for employment as entry-level certified nurse assistants (CNA) through a combination of classroom and clinical education. This program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and emphasizes basic nursing assistant skills and related knowledge. Upon successful completion of the Illinois State Competency Exam, the CNA will be recognized on the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry. 

Registration Information

Registration for the NURSA 1105 course is in accordance with the college registration calendar AND is affected by the 90 day drug screen and TB skin tests health requirement's earliest completion date. Students are eligible to register for the course after ALL pre-enrollment academic, health, and financial requirements are completed (See the BNA Registration Requirements packet and BNA Health Requirements packet).

Spring 2018 – NURSA 1105: Basic Nurse Assistant (BNA) – Course Sessions (First 8 week and 16 week classes)

  • Registration Opens: October 30, 2017 – See "BNA Registration Requirements" link below for eligibility details.
  • Note regarding the TB and Drug Testing: Your TB and Drug Test must be done no earlier than 90 days prior to class start. This earliest completion date for Spring 2018 first 8 week and 16 week classes enrollment is October 22, 2017.
  • Registration Closes: January 10, 2018 at close of business day or before if all seats are filled.
  • Mandatory BNA Student Orientation: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  or Wednesday January 17, 2018 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Details will be sent to ALL registered students' college email after registration closes.
  • Classes begin the week of January 22, 2018.

Spring 2018 – NURSA 1105: Basic Nurse Assistant (BNA) – Course Sessions (Second 8 week classes)

  • Registration Opens: December 19, 2017 – See "BNA Registration Requirements" link below for eligibility details.
  • Note regarding the TB and Drug Testing: Your TB and Drug Test must be done no earlier than 90 days prior to class start. This earliest completion date for Spring 2018 second 8 week class enrollment is December 19, 2017.
  • Registration Closes: March 7, 2018 at close of business day or before if all seats are filled.
  • Mandatory BNA Student Orientation: Tuesday, March 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Details will be sent to all registered students' college email after registration closes.
  • Classes begin the week of March 19, 2018.

Getting Started


The Program


Completing the Program

 

Contact Information


If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
                   and/or
    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to healthcareadvising@cod.edu. (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

Basic Nurse Assistant

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Basic Nurse Assistant at College of DuPage

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is an entry-level nurse assistant who helps registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with a wide variety of hands-on patient care. College of DuPage offers a BNA course (NURSA 1105) that provides both classroom and clinical education. For more information, please meet with a COD Health Science advisor and attend a BNA Advising session.

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