Nurse Assistant

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

IMPORTANT - Spring 2016 CNA Registration Information 
Based on the Illinois Department of Public Health (State of Illinois) requirements, students wanting to register for Spring 2016 Nurse Assistant classes must first attend a mandatory orientation session on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in APC110A (Sugar Grove Campus) or Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in PC218 (Plano Campus) or Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in AC160A (Downtown Aurora Campus).

A $28 fee will be collected during the fingerprint sessions. Accurate Biometrics accepts credit/debit cards, money orders, or company checks for payment. Students who were fingerprinted for a summer NAS course and were unable to register should contact the Health Professions and Public Service office at 630-466-2467.

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 16, 2015, 10am-12pm, Sugar Grove Campus Fingerprinting (APC110A)
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015, 9am-11am, Plano Campus Fingerprinting (Lobby)
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015, 1pm-4pm, Aurora Campus Fingerprinting (AC160A) 

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.


Waubonsee Community College's pass rate on the State of Illinois Nurse Assistant Certification Exam from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015 was 91%.