Basic Nursing Assistant

Are you looking for a career in healthcare that offers lots of job variety and the opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives? MTI prepares you to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) through hands-on basic nursing assistant (BNA) training. Build the skills and experience you need within labs designed to simulate real-life working environments, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies. Take the first step toward your new career—classes are enrolling now.

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Daytime & evening classes available

What Makes the Basic Nursing Assistant Training Course at MTI Different?


Hands-On Focused

Receive hands-on nursing assistant training in labs that simulate real medical environments

Duration 7 weeks

Accelerated Training

Earn your nursing assistant certificate in just 7 weeks

Experienced Instructors

Experienced Instructors

All MTI nursing assistant instructors have real-world experience

Evening Classes

Daytime & Evening Classes Available

Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule

Employment Preparation

Employment Preparation

No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment

Career Placement

Career Placement

Career counseling & placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates


Patient Care & Assessment | Emergency Procedures | Reporting & Observation | Communication & Interpersonal Skills

The instructors at MTI prepare you to become a certified nursing assistant by bringing real-world laboratory experience to the classroom, providing hands-on nursing instruction, and one-on-one interaction to help you develop essential CNA skills.

In MTI’s Basic Nursing Assistant Course, you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to Health Care Systems
  • Assisting with activities related to daily living
  • Assisting doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals
  • Infection control and patient safety
  • Diagnostic procedures and technical treatments

MTI’s basic nursing assistant training course prepares you to take the certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the state of Illinois.

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Financial Assistance

Financial Aid Team

Financial assistance is not available for the Basic Nursing Assistant Course.

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Basic Nursing Assistant

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Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) Course Overview

Are you interested in becoming a CNA? Here’s what you can expect when you attend Midwest Technical Institute (MTI)’s Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) Course:

7 weeks
Daytime & evening classes available
144 clock hours

Quick Facts: Basic Nursing Assistant Course

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, basic nursing assistants, also referred to as ‘nursing aides’, provide basic care and assistance to patients for activities related to daily living. For additional information on this skilled trade, check out What Are the Main Duties of a BNA? and What Do BNA Classes Consist Of?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for nursing assistants in May 2022 was approximately $35,760. The highest 10 percent of nursing aides earned more than $45,940.

Basic nursing assistant students are trained to perform in entry-level positions typically available in hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that the majority of BNAs work in skilled nursing facilities and hospitals.

For related information, check out What Are the Main Duties of a BNA?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the demand for basic nursing assistants is anticipated to grow by 4% between 2022 and 2032, about as fast as the average for all occupations at 3%. With the population living longer and advancements in healthcare, there are more opportunities for those working in the healthcare field.

The total cost of Midwest Technical Institute’s BNA Course is $1,800. For more information on program costs, please contact your local MTI campus.

Enrollment & Outcomes

Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For annual details, please visit our Basic Nursing Assistant Course enrollment and outcomes page.

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Midwest Technical Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info:

Midwest Technical Institute is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.