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Nursing Continuing Education

Wherever you are in your nursing career, College of DuPage offers quality continuing education to support your goals. Whether you are new to nursing, actively practicing, a nurse educator or returning to active practice, choose from a wide range of stimulating topics taught by content experts in the field. 

Train the Trainer: Certified Nurse Aide Instructor Course for RNs and Evaluator Workshop

This course is specifically designed to prepare registered nurses (RNs) licensed in Illiniois to develop and teach a Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program (CNATP). The course will focus on necessary teaching skills including the teaching-learning process, behavioral objectives and educational outcomes. The course also includes a basic review of Alzheimer's Disease and appropriate nursing care of Alzheimer's patients. This course meets the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) requirement for teachers of the state approved nursing assistant course.

Eligibility requirements include current Illinois RN license, minimum of two years nursing experience, and at least one year of experience caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age. A pre-approval is required prior to registration. Please send a copy of your most current resume to to obtain a pre-approval. 

Monday to Friday, Jan 18 to 22
7 a.m. to 3 p.m., $599 
DuPage Care Center, Wheaton, IL 

RN Refresher


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Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

All COD facilities are closed to the public until further notice. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Continuing Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at at any time.

Please note: all programming for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 will be online (some exceptions apply).