Nurse Assistant

IMPORTANT - Fall 2014 CNA Registration Changes 
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 fall 2014 Nurse Assistant classes must first attend a mandatory orientation session on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in APC110 (Sugar Grove Campus) or Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in APC110 (Sugar Grove Campus) or Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00 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: 

  • Last name begins (A-D); Monday, Aug. 4, 3-6 p.m., Akerlow Hall Rm. 232
  • Last name begins (E-L); Tuesday, Aug. 5, 3-6 p.m., Akerlow Hall Rm. 232
  • Last name begins (M-R); Wednesday, Aug. 6, 3-6 p.m., Akerlow Hall Rm. 232
  • Last name begins (S-Z); Thursday, Aug. 7, 3-6 p.m., Akerlow Hall Rm. 232

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.

Pass Rates

Waubonsee CNA students exceed state of IL certification pass rates.

2013 - 89.7% Pass Rate