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At Illinois Nursing Academy, we are incredibly proud to recognize the contributions that our graduates have made over the past few years. We have seen the transformational impact of education in creating healthcare professionals after more than 200 people successfully completed our Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.

The L.E.A.P Initiative's Paid Apprenticeship Program

At the core of Illinois Nursing Academy’s commitment to community development lies the L.E.A.P (Learn, Earn, Achieve, Progress) Initiative. This visionary program aims to provide skillful job opportunities for individuals who may not have had the means to pursue a college education independently. One of the cornerstones of the L.E.A.P Initiative is the Paid Apprenticeship Program, a stepping stone for aspiring nursing assistants. Through this program, applicants can obtain the necessary training and support without any financial burden, promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that meets the needs of our aging population.

Illinois Nursing Academy - The Leading CNA School

Illinois Nursing Academy proudly stands as the largest CNA school in the state of Illinois, a testament to its commitment to excellence in nursing education. With a network of over 70 partnerships throughout Illinois, we have solidified our position as a trusted institution, offering comprehensive training programs and equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their careers. Through these collaborations, Illinois Nursing Academy ensures that its graduates receive hands-on experiences and exposure, preparing them to tackle the challenges of the profession with confidence.

Celebrating the Graduates' Impact

Every graduate of Illinois Nursing Academy carries with them a sense of pride and accomplishment. These individuals have worked tirelessly to earn their CNA certification, and their dedication deserves recognition. Individually, they have embarked on fulfilling careers as nursing assistants, playing an integral role in providing essential care to patients. Their influence on the healthcare sector cannot be overstated. They are the backbone of healthcare teams, offering compassion, expertise, and unwavering support to those in need. Their contributions are invaluable, and they serve as a good example of the impact that skilled and dedicated nursing professionals can make.


As we reflect on the last few years at Illinois Nursing Academy, we are filled with pride in the work and achievements of our graduates. We have seen over 200 students successfully complete our Certified Nursing Assistant program and launch impactful careers as care providers, easing the burdens of patients and their families.

We congratulate each Illinois Nursing Academy alum for their perseverance in completing the program and their dedication to their patients day in and day out. Their success is a testament to their hard work and commitment – and also a reflection of the exceptional education they received here. While we celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments, we also celebrate the role we played in preparing them to be the health professionals our communities need.

We encourage everyone to join us in honoring these remarkable individuals and celebrating the legacy of Illinois Nursing Academy, as we look forward to a future where compassionate and skilled nursing professionals continue to shape the landscape of healthcare.

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