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Certified Nursing Assistant Program Costs

CNA students are required to purchase the following items and pay fees to enroll, participate in the class, lab, and clinical components, and fulfill state of Illinois certification steps.

Note: These figures may change due to price increases.

Estimated Program Costs. For more information on tuition please visit the Tuition and Fees page. 
Item Estimated Cost
Non-Refundable College of DuPage Application $20.00
In-District Tuition (6 credits)
  • 6 credits of Nursing Assistant course x $144/credit = $864.00
Course Fees (malpractice insurance included) $107.00
NURSA 1105 Textbook and workbook bundle:
Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants (text & workbook package)
Author: Remmert and Sorrentino Edition: 7th
ISBN: 9780323811149
Copyright Year: 2022
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual 20-1102
Author: American Heart Association (AHA) Copyright Year: 2020
Publisher: CHANNING L. BETE CO., INC. ISBN: 978-1-61669-768-6
BLS Provider Manual eBook 20-3102
ISBN: 978-1-61669-799-0
Stethoscope (optional: Littmann II SE-$100.00) $14.50
Blood pressure cuff (do not purchase a BP cuff with an attached stethoscope) $29.98
Cotton safety/gait belt (with metal buckle) $13.50
Navyscrub top and pants (no joggers); closed toed white shoes
Conservative undergarments, stockings and medic sleeves (if needed to cover arms)
Watch (with sweep second hand)
CNA Illinois State Exam Fee (Registration occurs after completion of the NURSA 1105 course) $85.00
Fingerprinting Criminal Background Check (see Health Requirement Packet for details) $31.50
Mandatory Drug Testing (see Health Requirement Packet for details $33.99
Medical Document Manager (see Health Requirement Packet for details $19.49
Health Requirements (see Health Requirement Packet for details Varies
 Estimated Total $1,343.95 + Uniform + Health Requirements


Program Contact Information

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