Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA)
As a reminder, there is information for all NURSING DEPARTMENT PROGRAM inquiries and students on the NURSING DEPARTMENT home page.
Specific questions about the application and admission to the program(s) can be directed to the Health Programs Admissions Advisor (630-942-2259) or the Health Programs Admissions Specialist (630-942-2482). However, it is strongly recommended that you attend the Program advising session as a first step.
For Fall 2013 B.N.A. courses, the final TB read and drug screen must be done as follows:
- On 5/28/13 or later for the 1st 8 weeks
- On 7/25/13 or later for the 2nd 8 weeks
In recent years, the Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) profession has become one of the 10 fastest-growing careers in health care. With advances in medicine, as well as an increasingly larger older adult population, nursing homes, hospitals, home health care agencies and other medical facilities have become more and more dependent on the care provided by well-trained, state-certified BNAs.
A BNA 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 (Health Sciences 1105) that provides both classroom and clinical education. Following successful completion of the course, a student must complete a state registry examination to begin working as a BNA. The course is eight weeks in length.
Certification as a BNA is also a prerequisite for students who plan to apply for entrance into the college's Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, as well as the Practical Nursing (PN) program.
The BNA program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- Attend an Advising Session
- View the Online Advising Session
- Admission Requirements
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Basic Nursing Assistant Program Application
- Prerequisite Evaluation Form
- Application Checklist
- Advising PowerPoint
- BNA Orientation 2011-2012
- BNA Handbook
- Graduate Outcomes
- Course Description
- Skills Checklist
- Clinical Evaluation Tools
- Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation
Completing the program
Using Data: Program Improvement and Learning Enhancement
Health and Sciences Building
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
FAX: (630) 858-5409
Nursing Skills Laboratory
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2142, (630) 942-8398
Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331
BNA Online Advising Session
To meet the Advising Session requirement for the B.N.A. Program, you may view the session online or at one of the in-person sessions.