Nurse Assistant

Learn more about the program from students and faculty.
Learn more about the program from students and faculty.

IMPORTANT - Spring 2015 CNA Registration Information 
Due to changes in the Nurse Assistant (CNA) program based on the Illinois Department of Public Health (State of Illinois) requirements, students wanting to register for spring 2015 Nurse Assistant classes must first attend a mandatory orientation session on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in APC110A (Sugar Grove Campus) or Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in PC215 (Plano Campus) or Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Aurora Campus.

A $25 fee (check or money order only) will be collected during this orientation session for the mandatory Illinois Department of Public Health criminal background check.

Further registration information will be available at these orientation sessions.

In addition to the mandatory orientation session, students will be required to attend their corresponding fingerprinting session as follows (fingerprint sign-up sheets will be available at the orientation sessions): 

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10am-4pm, Sugar Grove Campus Fingerprinting
  • Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10am-4pm, Plano Campus Fingerprinting
  • Friday, December 12, 2014, 10am-4pm, Aurora Campus Fingerprinting 

If you have any questions, please email

Our Offerings 
Waubonsee offers the Basic Nurse Assistant Training certificate program at the Aurora, Copley and Plano Campuses. Courses are offered in the morning, evening and weekend. There is also an option to take the course in an accelerated 8-week format during the morning. After completion of the program, students may sit for the state exam to become certified to work.

Certified nurse assistant status may serve as a springboard for a variety of careers within the health care field, such as phlebotomy technician, medical assistant, massage therapist or registered nurse. Following completion of this program, a student can move on to our patient care technician program for college credit and/or enroll in several noncredit classes offered through Workforce Development.

Tuition-Free Opportunities

If you're between the ages of 16-21 and come from a low-income household, you may be able to get your CNA tuition, fees, books and supplies paid for through the Youth Services Program. If you're looking to improve your basic skills and/or earn your GED along with your CNA training, check out our tuition-free Health Care Bridge program.

Pass Rates

Waubonsee CNA students exceed state of IL certification pass rates.

2013 - 89.7% Pass Rate