Certified Nursing Assistant

Earn While You Learn to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant

Career Accelerator Program

Oak Point University and our healthcare partners are investing in you and your community with our Career Accelerator Program (CAP). This unique program provides a fast track to educate, certify, and employ certified nursing assistants (CNAs) while you earn an income and get benefits.

Our CAP takes some of the burdens of decision-making off of you. You will earn a paycheck and get benefits while you are in school. Oh, and school is free. Why? Because the healthcare industry needs people like you. The Baby Boomers are retiring, and others are getting promoted. And as the Boomers need more care in their golden years, the entire healthcare system is still stressed by COVID-19.

The best part? A job is waiting for you in a high-demand and high-growth industry!

Certified nursing assistant or CNA at a hospital

Hear That? It's Opportunity Knocking ...

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Pay + Benefits

Competitive starting hourly rate plus medical, dental, vision, and more.

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Free Tuition + Materials

The healthcare partner is paying for you to go back to school.

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Hands-On Learning

State-of-the-art simulation labs and clinical training provide active, real-world learning.

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Immediate Job Placement

Within one of the healthcare partner systems where we have committed to run this program.

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Career Advancement Options

Earning your CNA certification is your first step toward increased earning and growth potential.

Your Role as a Certified Nursing Assistant

What Is a Certified Nursing Assistant?

A certified nursing assistant uses skills to assist nurses in the care of patients across a wide variety of healthcare settings providing basic bedside care and assistance in eating, dressing, and bathing.

What Do CNAs Learn?

Classes cover basic patient care, infection control, nutrition, anatomy, communications and documentation, safety and emergency procedures, and patient rights. CNAs also receive hands-on training in performing basic nursing tasks such as taking vital signs, moving patients, and providing personal care.

What Do CNAs Do?

CNAs provide direct care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and home care. As a vital part of a larger care team, CNAs help patients with a wide range of basic needs, including eating, bathing, grooming, mobility, and more.

Who Can Apply?

Anyone with a bachelor’s degree in chemical, physical or biological sciences.

Now Hiring for Future Certified Nursing Assistants

Meet Our Healthcare Partners

Applicants are hired by partners and educated by Oak Point University. The healthcare application process requires several steps, and we urge you to apply as soon as you are interested so that you are ready for the first day of classes.


Upcoming Cohorts

START DATE: March 18, 2024
END DATE: April 16, 2024
Ascension Resurrection Medical Center Apply Now
Ascension St. Francis Coming Soon


Upcoming Cohorts

START DATE: April 30, 2024
END DATE: May 31, 2024
RUSH LOCATION: Rush University Medical Center–Chicago
Application link Apply Now
RUSH LOCATION: Rush Oak Park Hospital
Application link Apply Now

Trinity Health

Upcoming Cohorts

START DATE: March 11, 2024
END DATE: April 10, 2024
START DATE: March 25, 2024
END DATE: April 24, 2024
Loyola University Medical Apply Now
MacNeal Hospital Apply Now
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Apply Now

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Upcoming Cohorts


Northwest Community Hospital

Upcoming Cohorts


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Upcoming Cohorts

Application links coming soon

Learn More About Our Career Accelerator Programs