CNA Program

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CNA Program

Requirements Before Starting

  • Documentation of (2) Two Step Tuberculin Skin Tests
  • Criminal Background Check**
  • Class Registration Form Completed/Payment
  • Mail or Bring in Documentation to Iowa Western Community College’s Continuing Education Department

*(2) Two-Step Tuberculin Skin Tests must be completed within 12 months prior to the class start date (One week’s time is required between the first and second skin tests. Tests are performed by the healthcare provider of your choice

**Iowa Western will perform background and drug screening for anyone who wishes to register for the course

About the Program

  • 76 Hour Course is offered monthly in a variety of locations and taught by Registered Nurses
  • Provides knowledge and basic nursing skills needed to care for patients and residents in a variety of long term care facilities
  • Nurse Aide students will be awarded 3 Iowa Western credits upon successful completion of course
  • Course is a  prerequisite to the IWCC Nursing program course consists of 34 hours of classroom instruction, which includes professional soft skills, 15 hours of lab, and 30 hours of clinical
  • Onsite classes available in Council Bluffs, Atlantic, Clarinda, Harlan and Shenandoah*

Questions? Contact us at ce@iwcc.edu or (712) 325-3259.

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Available Courses

   05/30/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Provides knowledge and basic nursing skills needed to care for patients and residents in a variety of long-term care facilities.

Class/Lab Time:  M-F 8am-4:30pm  CB Campus  Looft Hall

Clinical Time: M-Thurs.   7am-3:30pm  Location:   TBA

 

Student Registration Form, completed and signed, is required for registration.

https://www.iwcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/CNARegistration.pdf

 

 

Start Date: 05/30/24
End Date: 06/13/24
Seats Available: 0
Cost: $595
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   06/24/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Provides knowledge and basic nursing skills needed to care for patients and residents in a variety of long-term care facilities. 

Class/Lab Time:  M-Thurs.  8am-4:30pm  CB Campus Looft Hall

Clinical Time:  M-Thurs.  7am-3:30pm  Location:  TBA

 

Student Registration Form, completed and signed, is required for registration.

https://www.iwcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/CNARegistration.pdf

 

 

Start Date: 06/24/24
End Date: 07/11/24
Seats Available: 13
Cost: $595
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

Provides knowledge and basic nursing skills needed to care for patients and residents in a variety of long-term care facilities.  

 

This class will be held at the Atlantic Center  

Class starts on July 8 to  July 16 M-F  from 8am - 4:30pm

Clinical dates July 17 -July 22   W,Th,F,M  from 7am - 3:30pm  

Student Registration Form, completed and signed, is required for registration.

https://www.iwcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/CNARegistration.pdf

 

 

 

Start Date: 07/08/24
End Date: 07/22/24
Seats Available: 11
Cost: $595
Location: Atlantic
   07/16/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Provides knowledge and basic nursing skills needed to care for patients and residents in a variety of long-term care facilities.  

Class/Lab Time;  M-Thurs.  8am-4:30pm  CB Campus  Looft Hall

Clinical Time:  7am-3:30pm  Location:   TBA

 

Student Registration Form, completed and signed, is required for registration.

https://www.iwcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/CNARegistration.pdf

 

 

Start Date: 07/16/24
End Date: 08/01/24
Seats Available: 13
Cost: $595
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   08/05/24 - Clarinda Campus

Provides knowledge and basic nursing skills needed to care for patients and residents in a variety of long-term care facilities.

Class Time:  Monday- Saturday August 5th -10th   Clarinda Center

Clinical: August 12-August 15th  7:00am-3:30pm  Location :   TBA

 

Student Registration Form, completed and signed, is required for registration. 

https://www.iwcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/CNARegistration.pdf

 

 

Start Date: 08/05/24
End Date: 08/15/24
Seats Available: 10
Cost: $595
Location: Clarinda Campus
   08/20/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Provides knowledge and basic nursing skills needed to care for patients and residents in a variety of long-term care facilities.

Class Time:  8am-4:30pm  CB Campus  Looft Hall

Clinical Time:  7am-3:30pm  Location:   TBA

 

Student Registration Form, completed and signed, is required for registration. 

https://www.iwcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/CNARegistration.pdf

 

 

Start Date: 08/20/24
End Date: 09/05/24
Seats Available: 15
Cost: $595
Location: Council Bluffs Campus


Refunds: You may cancel your registration 5 business days prior to the start of the class date and receive a 100% refund excluding the $50 non-refundable processing fee. If contacting outside Iowa Western Community College’s Continuing Education Department business hours, leave a voicemail and or send the department an email. Iowa Western’s Continuing Education is not responsible for refunds if contact is not pursued via voicemail and or email. In compliance with the IWCC policy, refunds will only be produced in the form of a check.  A check will be issued within 14 business days after the refund is admitted to the customer. Refund will be sent to the customer’s address that is on file. Certain program restrictions may apply. Contact Continuing Education for more details at ce@iwcc.edu.

Cancellations: Iowa Western reserves the right to cancel any class where difficulties arise in staffing or scheduling or where a minimum enrollment is not achieved.  A full refund will be issued for all canceled classes.

Transfers/Withdrawals: Transfers may be subject to $25.00 transfer fee.  Non-attendance for a class does not constitute a withdrawal and refunds are not issued for non-attendance.  Transfers may be made up to two full business days (unless otherwise noted in the class information) prior to the start date of the class.  After that time, transfers will not be permitted and no refund will be issued.