Nurse Assistant

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

IMPORTANT - Spring 2018 CNA Registration Information 
Based on the Illinois Department of Public Health (State of Illinois) requirements, students wanting to register for Spring 2018 Nurse Assistant classes must first attend a mandatory orientation session on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in FOXVLY206 (Aurora Fox Valley Campus) or Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in PC215 (Plano Campus) or Wednesday, October 25, 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.  

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 summer or fall 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): 

  • Monday, October 30, 2017, 2pm-4pm, Aurora Fox Valley Campus Fingerprinting (FOXVLY206).
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 9am-11am, Plano Campus, first floor lobby.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12pm-4pm, Aurora Downtown Campus Fingerprinting (DWN160A).

Registration for spring CNA classes will begin Monday, November 6, 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.

CTE Showcase — Get The Facts

To get more detailed information about the specific programs you’re interested in, attend the relevant Career and Technology Education (CTE) Showcase session(s).

Sessions include facility tours and faculty talks, along with information focused on program admission requirements and career prospects.

Upcoming Session(s):