Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA)

As a reminder, there is information for all NURSING DEPARTMENT PROGRAM inquiries and students on the NURSING DEPARTMENT home page.

Important Note, please read:

We have implemented Registration Deadline Dates:

1st 8 weeks BNA NURSA 1105 for Spring 2015
Registration Deadline Date - 12/22/14
Mandatory BNA Program Orientation 1/7/2015 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Details will be sent to registered students.
1st 8 weeks Start Date - 1/14/15
Health Requirements must be dated after October 20, 2014. You are not eligible for registration until your health requirements and drug screen are complete.

2nd 8 weeks BNA NURSA 1105 for Spring 2015
Registration Deadline Date - 2/24/15
Mandatory BNA Program Orientation 3/2/2015 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Details will be sent to registered students.
2nd 8 weeks Start Date - 3/10/15
Health Requirements must be dated after December 8, 2014. You are not eligible for registration until your health requirements and drug screen are complete.

BNA NURSA 1105 Summer 2015
Registration Deadline Date - 5/12/15
Mandatory BNA Program Orientation 6/1/2015 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Details will be sent to registered students.
Summer 2015 Start Date 6/08/15
Health Requirements must be dated after March 9, 2015. You are not eligible for registration until your health requirements and drug screen are complete.

Certified Background code for the drug screen is CY64dt. Please see the Health Requirements packet for updates to previous policies regarding reporting your health requirements.

Drug Screen must be no sooner than Health Requirements date noted above.

 In recent years, the Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) profession has become one of the 10 fastest-growing careers in health care. With advances in medicine, as well as an increasingly larger older adult population, nursing homes, hospitals, home health care agencies and other medical facilities have become more and more dependent on the care provided by well-trained, state-certified BNAs.

A BNA is an entry-level nurse assistant who helps registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with a wide variety of hands-on patient care. College of DuPage offers a BNA course (Health Sciences 1105) that provides both classroom and clinical education. Following successful completion of the course, a student must complete a state registry examination to begin working as a BNA. The course is eight weeks in length.

Certification as a BNA is also a prerequisite for students who plan to apply for entrance into the college's Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. The BNA program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Getting Started

The Program

Completing the program

Using Data: Program Improvement and Learning Enhancement

 

Contact Information


If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
                   and/or
    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to healthcareadvising@cod.edu. (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

BNA Online Advising Session

To meet the Advising Session requirement for the B.N.A. Program, you may view the session online or at one of the in-person sessions.