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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 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
Item Estimated Cost
Non-Refundable College of DuPage Application $20.00
In-District Tuition (6 credits)
  • 6 credits of Nursing Assistant course x $138/credit = $828.00
 Malpractice Insurance Fee  $52.00
NURSA 1105 Textbook and workbook bundle:
Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants (with workbook & clinical skills guidelines)
Author: Sorrentino Edition: 6th
ISBN: 9780323608916
Copyright Year: 2018 Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
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
White scrub top, navy blue scrub pants and 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) $75.00
Fingerprinting Criminal Background Check (see Health Requirement Packet for details)  $39.00
Mandatory Drug Testing (see Health Requirement Packet for details  $32.00
Medical Document Manager (see Health Requirement Packet for details  $17.50
Health Requirements (see Health Requirement Packet for details  Varies
 Estimated Total $1,266.48 + Uniform + Health Requirements


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