NUR 101 Basic Nurse Assistant Training Re-Certification Program

Course Description:

The Nursing Assistant Training Re-Certification Program is designed to re-train individuals whose prior BNAT/CNA certification has expired. The program prepares 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 provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills used by nursing assistants. Clinical training for all students will be held at participating healthcare facilities.

After successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to sit for the Illinois state exam. NUR 101 meets the requirements and guidelines set by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health for Basic Nurse Assistant Training Programs.

Course Details:

  • The J´Reneé BNAT/CNA Re-Certification program is a 16-hour course involving 8 hours of supervised classroom/lab time and 8 hours of supervised clinical experience.
  • Daytime and evening classes are scheduled. Contact the Admissions Office for the latest schedule and to register.
  • Applicants must have been active CNAs previously to apply for recertification.
  • 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.

“I was recertified in CNA at J´Reneé. The instructors were organized, helpful and approachable. The admissions staff made the recertification process easy.”


To enroll in BNAT/CNA Re-Certification, 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.