Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certificate Program

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. 

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 CNA Registration Requirements packet and CNA Health Requirements packet).

 

Fall 2018 – NURSA 1105: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Course Sessions (Second 8 week classes)

  • Registration Opens: July 13, 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 fall 2018 second 8 week class enrollment is July 13, 2018.
  • Registration Closes: September 27, 2018 at close of business day or before if all seats are filled.
  • Mandatory CNA Student Orientation: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 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.

Spring 2019 – NURSA 1105: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Course Sessions (First 8-week and 16-week classes)

  • Registration Opens: October 30, 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 first 8-week and 16-week class enrollment is October 24, 2018.
  • Registration Closes: January 8, 2019 at close of business day or before if all seats are filled.
  • Mandatory CNA Student Orientation: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 8:45a.m. to 12:30p.m. OR Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 1:45p.m. to 4:30p.m. Details will be sent in a welcome letter to all registered students' college email after registration closes.

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, 1:45p.m. to 4:30p.m. Details will be sent in a welcome letter to all registered students' college email after registration closes.

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.

Certified Nurse Assistant

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Certified 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 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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