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Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program

Rhonda Phillips, MSN, CNS, RN

Associate Dean of Nursing
Credit Certificate
Students are introduced to the discipline of nursing and the basic approaches to patient care. The role of the CNA as an assistant to the licensed nurse and member of the health care team is studied and practiced in the classroom, simulation  laboratory and clinical setting. Upon successful completion of all components of the program, the graduate must pass the State's competency exam to become  recognized as  a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the State of Illinois.​

Five program offerings are scheduled each year – two in the spring and fall, one during the summer
Class times
Morning sessions – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Evening sessions – 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuition - $1096.00 (plus costs for books, uniforms, physical examination, Healthcare Worker Background Check, CPR class, state exam)

  • Completion of college entrance test
  • Attendance at a BNA information session
  • Attendance at a BNA orientation session
Information Sessions: 
Every Monday (except holidays) 
MXC room 1303
1900 West Jackson
Chicago, IL 60612
 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.​ (each session lasts for 1 hour)​​​​​​



Faculty & Staff

Name/Title Phone Email Room
Rhonda Phillips, MSN, CNS, RN
(Assoc. Dean)
(312) 850-7387    3534

Lorita Collins (BNA Coordinator)    

(312) 850-4639     

  2102 & 102 WSLC
Kimberly Statum (BNA Coor​dinator) (312) 850-7467 2401
Magaly Roldan (Clerical) (312) 850-7376                           3100
Instructors Phone Email Room
Carolyn Alford 3100
Barbara Jordan 3100
Defrances Higgs 3100
Denise Hong 3100
Devoria Williams 3100
Eve-lyn Packer 3100
Felicia Newton 3100
Linda Mc Dowell 3100
Nancy Roddy 3100
Patricia Hines 3100

Shirley Butler 3100

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7432
1900 W. Jackason Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
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Monday - Thurday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.