Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
The Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program (CNATP) 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.
According to the United States Department of Labor, for nurse assistants the median pay was $13.23 per hour and the median annual wage was $27,520 in May 2017. Employment of nurse assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 11% from 2016 to 2026 (Source: U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics).
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 CNA Registration Requirements packet and CNA Health Requirements packet).
Spring 2019 – NURSA 1105: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Course Sessions (Second 8-week classes)
- Registration Opens: December 14, 2018 – See "CNA 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 2019 second 8-week class enrollment is December 13, 2018.
- Registration Closes: February 28, 2019 at close of business day or before if all seats are filled.
- Mandatory CNA Student Orientation: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Details will be sent in a welcome letter to all registered students' college email after registration closes.
Summer 2019 – NURSA 1105: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Course Sessions (8-week
- Registration Opens: MARCH 19, 2019 – See "CNA Registration Requirements" link below for eligibility details.
- Note regarding the TB Screening and Drug Testing: Your TB and Drug Screening Tests must be done no earlier than 90 days prior to class start. This earliest completion date for summer 2019 8-week class enrollment is MARCH 5, 2019.
- Registration Closes: MAY 20, 2019 at close of business day or before if all seats are filled.
- Mandatory CNA Student Orientation Dates: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m OR Wednesday May 29, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Details will be sent in a welcome letter to all registered students' college email after registration closes.
Certificate Program Overview
- Steps to Become a CNA
- Attend an Advising Session
- Online CNA Advising Video
- Online CNA Advising Slides
- The Hybrid (Blended) Course Advising Slides- NEW
- CNA Registration Requirements Packet (Spring 2019 through Summer 2019)
- CNA Health Requirements Packet (Spring 2019 through Summer 2019)
The CNA Program
- 2019 Spring Class Schedule (Tentative)
- 2019 Summer Class Schedule (Tentative)
- 2019 Fall Class Schedule (Tentative)
- Additional Costs for NURSA 1105
- CNA Student Handbook (FA18-SP19)
- Clinical Evaluation Tools
- Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation
Completing the CNA Program
- CNA Facts
- IDPH Health Care Worker Registry
- Disqualifying Convictions
- Waiver Application Instructions
- Illinois Nurse Aide Testing
- United States Department of Labor
- Career Path to COD Nursing Program
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please
- Attend an advising session
- Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
- For information or general inquiries, please send an email to email@example.com. (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).
- Attend an advising session
Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.
Certified Nurse Assistant
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 CNA course (NURSA 1105) that provides both classroom and clinical education. For more information, please meet with a COD Health Science advisor and attend a CNA Advising session.
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