NUR 100 Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program/CNA

Course Description:

The Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to deliver direct client care, in long-term care facilities, home healthcare settings, clinics, doctor’s offices and hospitals, under the direction of a registered nurse. The course of study (131 hours of training) provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills used by nursing assistants. Clinical training for all students is held at participating healthcare facilities.

After successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to sit for the Illinois state exam. NUR 100 meets the requirements and guidelines set by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health for Basic Nurse Assistant Programs.

Course Details:

  • The J´Reneé BNAT/CNA program is held for 8 weeks, depending on the session. It involves 88 hours of lecture/theory and 43 hours of supervised clinical experience.
  • Contact the Admissions Office for the latest schedule and to register.
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old and have completed the 8th grade.
  • Upon enrollment in the program, all students will undergo a criminal background check and must submit health and immunization records as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. All students will also be required to have a drug test. Students will receive the required forms for completing these tasks at the first day of class.
  • To participate in a clinical setting, students will need to have white shoes and a watch with a second hand.


Contact the Admissions Office for the current program tuition. Tuition includes: course materials, uniform with school patch, name tag, lab supplies, supervised clinical and state testing preparation and testing fee. A down payment is required to enroll in the program. Students may participate in a payment plan at no additional costs or finance charges. See also Financial Assistance for funding options.


To enroll in BNAT/CNA, make an appointment to visit our campus Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and
5:30 p.m. to speak with an Admissions Representative.

A one-time student application must be submitted to enroll in any J´Reneé program. The application fee is a non-refundable $45 fee. Payments are accepted in cash, check or credit card.