CNA Community College Programs

Iowa’s community colleges offer certified nursing assistant (CNA) training programs several times a year in a variety of locations across the state.

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About These Programs

These programs prepare students to work in a nursing home, home health care agency or group home and/or hospital. Details of the programs include:

  • The first 45 hours of the course are held in a classroom/lab. The remaining 30 hours of clinical will be in a nursing home.
  • Participants give patient care under the supervision of an instructor.
  • At the end of this course, participants take the Direct Care Worker registry written and skills exam to be eligible for employment.
  • The Nurse Aide courses are offered for college credit and are prerequisites to the nursing program. After successful completion of the Nurse Aide 75-hour course, the student would then be eligible to take the Advanced Nurse Aide 75-hour course.

For More Information

To learn more, contact the community college nearest you.