Nurse Assistant

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

IMPORTANT - Summer 2017 CNA Registration Information 
Based on the Illinois Department of Public Health (State of Illinois) requirements, students wanting to register for Summer 2017 Nurse Assistant classes must first attend a mandatory orientation session on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in FOXVLY206 (Aurora Fox Valley Campus) or Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in PC215 (Plano Campus) or Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in DWN160A (Aurora Downtown Campus). Participants need to bring student ID X# and social security number to orientation session.  Students who are away at college must contact the Dean for Health Professions and Public service at (630) 870-3904 by April 17 to make orientation and fingerprint arrangements.

A $29 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 spring NAS course and were unable to register should contact the Health Professions and Public Service office at 630-870-3904.

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, April 26, 2017, 2pm-4pm, Aurora Fox Valley Campus Fingerprinting (FOXVLY206).
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017, 9am-11am, Plano Campus, first floor lobby.
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017, 12pm-3pm, Aurora Downtown Campus Fingerprinting (DWN160A).

Open Registration for summer CNA classes will begin Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 8:00 am.

If you have any questions, please email

Our Offerings 
Waubonsee offers the Basic Nurse Assistant Training certificate program at the Aurora Downtown, Aurora Fox Valley 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 enroll in several noncredit classes offered through Workforce Development.

Tuition-Free Opportunities

If you're between the ages of 16-24 and are in need of financial assistance, 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.