Free CNA Training in IA – Iowa

You can find options for free cna training in the state of Iowa if you are interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant.  Training programs will cost a few hundred dollars unless you find a free program or receive enough financial assistance to cover all costs associated with training.  Keep in mind that you must attend a training program that has been approved by the state if you want to become certified. See below for a list of free and low-cost training options available to you.

You might currently be working in a non-medical related field for a healthcare provider.  If your employer hires certified nursing assistants and you wish to start a new career, you might be able to receive free training.  Share your interest in starting a new career with your employer.  If you are a good employee, the employer just might be willing to cover the cost of your training if you will then work for them as a certified nursing assistant.

If you are not working for a healthcare provider but are interested in doing so (as a CNA), contact nursing care facilities in your area.  These facilities often train their own nursing assistants on-site.  You can apply to be employed as a nursing assistant with the nursing care provider.  If your application is accepted, they will pay for your training as long as you continue to work for them after becoming certified.

Perhaps you have already paid for and received your nursing assistant certification.  If you have done so in the past year, there are ways to be reimbursed for the cost of your training.  You can apply for reimbursement if you are hired by a nursing care facility that is Medicaid and Medicare.  You will usually need to work for your new employer for a few weeks before you are eligible for reimbursement.

Take some time to search for training options that work for you.  While you are searching for programs, you are likely to stumble upon some free training options.

Low Cost Training Options:

Iowa Western Community College – 2700 College Rd Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Offers a 75 hour Nurses Aide training course, offered monthly in a variety of locations and taught by Registered Nurses. The Nurse Aide course is a non-credit course and a prerequisite to the IWCC Nursing program. The course consists of 30 hours of classroom, 15 hours of lab and 30 hours of clinical experience. Classes meet during the day for all portions of the course. Total estimated cost of the program is $465 which includes book and handout, excluding state exam fees. Students are required to purchase additional course related supplies including uniform and watch. For more information, call (712) 325-3344 .

Eastern Iowa Community College – 306 West River Drive Davenport, IA 52801

The CNA program at Eastern Iowa Community College is a 75 hours program. Day and evening classes are available at the following campus locations: Davenport, Clinton, DeWitt and Muscatine. The cost of the program is $375 plus testing fees of $120. Additional fees are required for immunizations, background check and course related supplies. For information, call 1-800-462-3255.

Note: The following nursing homes DO NOT provide CNA training by themselves.  It is usually a common practice for nursing homes to employ you and then pay for your CNA Training at another Training center.

ARBOR SPRINGS LLC
7951 E P TRUE PARKWAY
WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266
(515) 223-1135

BEDFORD NURSING & REHAB CENTER
1005 WEST PEARL
BEDFORD, IA 50833
(712) 523-2161

CAREAGE OF NEWTON
2130 WEST 18TH STREET SOUTH
NEWTON, IA 50208
(641) 791-1127

CENTERVILLE NURSING & REHAB CE
1208 EAST CROSS STREET
CENTERVILLE, IA 52544
(641) 856-8651

EDGEWOOD CONVALESCENT HOME
513 BELL STREET
EDGEWOOD, IA 52042
(563) 928-6461

FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL
1720 CENTRAL AVENUE EAST
HAMPTON, IA 50441
(641) 456-5000

GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY – INDIANOLA
708 SOUTH JEFFERSON PO BOX 319
INDIANOLA, IA 50125
(515) 961-2596

HERITAGE NURSING HOME
546 EAST RAMSEY STREET
BANCROFT, IA 50517
(515) 885-2463

OAKWOOD NURSING & REHAB CENTER
200 16TH AVENUE EAST
ALBIA, IA 52531
(641) 932-7105

RAVENWOOD NURSING & REHAB CENTER
2651 ST FRANCIS DRIVE
WATERLOO, IA 50702
(319) 232-6808

ROLLING GREEN VILLAGE CARE CEN
100 SIXTH STREET
NEVADA, IA 50201
(515) 382-6556

WINDSOR NURSING & REHAB CENTER
2305 CRESCENT DRIVE
CEDAR FALLS, IA 50613
(319) 268-0489

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