CNA Training in IA – Iowa

There are many training options available to you if you want to become a certified nursing assistant in Iowa.  You will need to select from one of the state approved training programs.  After completing a training course, you will sit for the certification exam before you will be able to work as a CNA.  You will find that there are training programs in many nursing care facilities, community colleges and other healthcare related universities.  For instance, Eastern Iowa Community College offers courses for individuals training as nursing assistants, medication aides and even rehabilitation aides (more on this below).

The average salary for someone with a nursing assistant certification in Iowa is about $23, 400 per year though some nursing assistants earn as much as $30,000 each year.  It will not cost you much money to become a nursing assistant with most programs only costing a few hundred dollars.  Nursing assistants provide a variety of basic care services for patients in healthcare settings.  Training programs prepare you with the knowledge you need to complete all tasks and duties associated with working as a CNA.  Courses include both classroom and clinical training.  If clinical training is not offered, you are not completing a course for certification.

To become certified in Iowa as a nurse aide, an individual has to complete a 75 hours training class which includes a minimum of 30 hours of clinical time and hand-on labs and the other 45 hours of classroom sessions where they are taught the knowledge based portion of becoming a certified nursing assistant. Once they complete the course and pass the state exam they are automatically added to the registry and are issued an ID card which proves there completion.

Nursing Assistant training Programs in the state of Iowa

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

Eastern Iowa Community College is a good place to do your certification course as they have a very good pass rate and highly qualified tutors. The cost of the program is $375 which includes the mandatory 75 hours of course time. After you finish the course there is a $120 charge for the exams. Before you start your course with them you must be sixteen years of age or more, a minimum of 6th grade English level and be able to read and write in proper English. If there are any medical tests that are required to show they will let you know when you go for registration. At the end of the class you will be able to perform all the required 32 skills professionally, understand the social and physical needs of each patient and how to approach / talk to them, and the rights and responsibilities of the staffing members, residents and your seniors. For more details and any enquires you can contact Call Jill Maine at 563-336-3454.


Northeast Iowa Community College CNA Training Course – Calmar
P.O. Box 400, Calmar, IA 52132

Northeast Iowa Community College Nurse Aide Class – Peosta
10250 Sundown Road, Peosta, Iowa 52068

Klemme Community School District Nursing Assistant Class – Belmond
411 10th Ave., NE, Belmond, IA 50421

North Iowa Area Community College CNA Certification Course – Mason City
500 College Drive, Mason City, Iowa 50401

Iowa Lakes Community College Certified Nursing School – Spirit Lake
800 21st Street, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Iowa Lakes Community College Nurse Aide Health program – Algona
2111 Highway 169 North, Algona, Iowa 50511

Iowa Lakes Community College CNA Training Course – Emmetsburg
3200 College Drive, Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Iowa Lakes Community College Nurse Aide program – Estherville
300 South 18th Street, Estherville, Iowa 51334

Iowa Lakes Community College CNA Centre – Spencer
1900 North Grand Ave., Spencer, IA 51301

Northwest Iowa Community College CNA Certification Course – Sheldon
603 West Park Street, Sheldon, Iowa 51201

Scott Community College Urban Center CNA Class – Davenport
306 West River Drive, Davenport, Iowa 52801

Clinton Community College CNA Training Centre
1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton, IA 52732

Muscatine Community College CNA Course
152 Colorado St., Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Scott Community College Career Assistance Center Nurse Aide Program – Davenport
627 West 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801

Genesis Medical Clinic Nursing Assistant Course – DeWitt
1008 11th Street, DeWitt, IA 52742

Kirkwood Community College CNA School – Cedar Rapids
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Kirkwood Community College Nurse Training Course – Lincoln Center
912 18th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

DMACC CNA Training College – Ankeny Campus
2006 South Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa 50023

DMACC Nursing School – Boone Campus
1125 Hancock Drive, Boone, IA 50036

DMACC Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program – Carroll Campus
906 North Grant Road, Carroll, Iowa 51401

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