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Iowa, IA - CNA Certification Training Programs

Depending on your goals and qualifications to meet the CNA requirements in Iowa, IA you may want to answer a few basic questions before you proceed on the right education path. 

  1. Please Choose Your Highest Level of Education

The health sector of Iowa’s economy is growing, and the demand for CNAs is growing along with it. Like many other states, there is a shortage of nursing staff in Iowa. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor lists Certified Nursing Assistants among the top jobs for growth into 2010 and beyond. This means opportunities for CNAs in Iowa are plentiful. Often, CNAs in the state will be employed in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, as well as hospitals and clinics. Full time Certified Nursing Assistants in Iowa average $29,000 per year (according to BLS.gov) plus benefits, a salary which is well above the national average and variable based upon experience. With growing health care needs, Iowa is a good place to start a career in the health sector as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Iowa CNA Training

In Iowa, Certified Nursing Assistant training consists of a minimum of 75 hours, including at least 30 hours of hands-on clinical training and 45 hours of classroom training. Training courses are very affordable at a minimum of $150 and free if the individual is already employed at a certified nursing facility.

Certified Nursing Assistant License in Iowa

CNA licenses in Iowa are not regulated by the state, although the state does provide information on testing procedures. Rather, competency tests are administered by the training site, which are usually community colleges. The test costs between $15 and $45. In order to renew a license, CNAs in Iowa must complete 12 hours of on-the-job continuing education every year. Renewal does not cost anything.



Iowa Campus Schools:

Brown Mackie College system of schools
Campus Locations:   Bettendorf
Programs: Diploma in Medical Assistant , Associate of Applied Science in Health Care Administration


Vatterott College
Campus Locations:   Des Moines | Quincy
Programs: Medical Assistant , Medical Assistant Occupational Specialist , Medical Assistant with Limited Radiography Technology , more...


Kaplan University - KHE
Campus Locations:   Urbandale | Omaha | Cedar Rapids | More...
Programs: Associate of Applied Science: Medical Assisting , Bachelor of Science: Health and Wellness , Diploma: Practical Nursing , more...


National American University
Campus Locations:   Sioux Falls | Rochester | Bellevue
Programs: Medical Assisting A.A.S. , Pharmacy Technician A.A.S. , Medical Administrative Assistant A.A.S. , more...


Globe University/MSB
Campus Locations:   Rochester
Programs: AAS-Medical Assistant , AAS-Medical Administrative Assistant , Diploma-Medical Administrative Assistant , more...


New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Omaha
Campus Locations:   Omaha
Programs: Medical Billing/Coding



Online Schools:

University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   A.A. in Health Care Administration , Electronic Health Records Certificate , A.A. in Health Care Administration/Electronic Health Records , more...


Ultimate Medical Academy Online
Online Programs:   Diploma - Pharmacy Technician , A.S.- Health Sciences (Pharmacy Technician) , Diploma - Medical Office Billing Specialist , more...


Virginia College
Online Programs:   AS - Medical Office Administration , AS - Healthcare Reimbursement , AS - Office Administration , more...


Ashworth College
Online Programs:   Medical Office Assisting , Pharmacy Technician , Veterinary Assisting , more...


Penn Foster Schools
Online Programs:   Pharmacy Technician , Dental Assistant , Administrative Assistant , more...


Kaplan University
Online Programs:   BS in Heath and Wellness , Associate of Science in Health Science (Military Only) , Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist , more...


Walden University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Health Studies - Health Management , B.S. in Health Studies - Health Communication , B.S. in Health Studies - Self-Designed , more...


Liberty University
Online Programs:   Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences , AA: Medical Office Assistance , MA Human Services: Health & Wellness , more...


South University Online
Online Programs:   Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN) , Allied Health Science (AS) , Doctor of Nursing Practice , more...


Medical Career Institute
Online Programs:   RN to BSN , Healthcare Administration - Bachelor

 

CNA Courses in Iowa

There are many training programs for Certified Nursing Assistants in Iowa. Below is a selection, but there may be more in your hometown.

Belmond-Klemme Community School District
411 10th Ave., NE, Belmond, IA 50421
Ellsworth Community College Nurse Aide Training - Iowa Falls
1100 College Ave., Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126
Hawkeye Community College C.N.A. Class - Waterloo
1501 East Orange Rd., Waterloo, Iowa 50701
Iowa Lakes Community College - Spirit Lake
800 21st Street, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Iowa Lakes Community College CNA Training Course - Algona
2111 Highway 169 North, Algona, Iowa 50511
Iowa Lakes Community College Nurse Aide Training Course - Emmetsburg
3200 College Drive, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Iowa Lakes Community College CNA Program - Estherville
300 South 18th Street, Estherville, Iowa 51334

Hospitals in Iowa with CNA Nursng Programs

           

Adair County Health System - Greenfield
            Alegent Health
            Community Memorial Hospital - Missouri Valley
            Mercy Hospital - Corning, Adams County
            Mercy Hospital - Council Bluffs
            Allen Hospital - Waterloo
            Audubon County Memorial Hospital - Audubon
            Avera Holy Family Health - Estherville (Emmet County)

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            Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital - Primghar
            Belmond Medical Center - Belmond
            Blank Children's Hospital - Des Moines
            Boone County Hospital - Boone
            Broadlawns Medical Center - Des Moines
            Buena Vista Regional Medical Center - Storm Lake
            Burgess Health Center - Onawa

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            Cass County Memorial Hospital - Atlantic
            Children's Hospital of Iowa - Iowa City
            Clarinda Regional Health Center - Clarinda (Page County)
            Clarke County Hospital - Osceola
            Community Memorial Hospital - Clarion
            Community Memorial Hospital - Missouri Valley
            Covenant Health System - Waterloo
            Covenant Medical Center - Waterloo
            Mercy Hospital - Oelwein
            Sartori Memorial Hospital - Cedar Falls
            Covenant Medical Center - Waterloo
            Crawford County Memorial Hospital - Denison

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            Dallas County Hospital - Perry, Dallas County
            Davis County Hospital - Bloomfield
            Decatur County Hospital - Leon
            DeWitt Community Hospital - DeWitt

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            Ellsworth Municipal Hospital - Iowa Falls, Hardin County

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            Finley Hospital, The - Dubuque
            Floyd County Memorial Hospital - Charles City
            Floyd Valley Hospital-Avera Health - Le Mars
            Fort Madison Community Hospital - Fort Madison
            Franklin General Hospital - Hampton

G  
            Genesis Health System - Davenport
            DeWitt Community Hospital - DeWitt
            Genesis Heart Institute - Davenport
            Genesis Medical Center - Davenport
            Genesis Heart Institute - Davenport
            Genesis Medical Center - Davenport
            Grape Community Hospital - Hamburg, Fremont County
            Greater Community Hospital - Creston, Union County
            Great River Medical Center & Health Systems - West Burlington
            Greene County Medical Center - Jefferson
            Grinnell Regional Medical Center - Grinnell
            Grundy County Memorial Hospital - Grundy Center
            Guthrie County Hospital - Guthrie Center
            Guttenberg Municipal Hospital - Guttenberg

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            Hamilton Hospital - Webster City
            Hancock County Health Services - Britt
            Hancock County Memorial Hospital - Britt
            Health Enterprises of Iowa - Cedar Rapids
            Allen Hospital - Waterloo
            DeWitt Community Hospital - DeWitt
            Finley Hospital, The - Dubuque
            Floyd County Memorial Hospital - Charles City
            Genesis Health System - Davenport
            DeWitt Community Hospital - DeWitt
            Genesis Heart Institute - Davenport
            Genesis Medical Center - Davenport
            Genesis Heart Institute - Davenport
            Genesis Medical Center - Davenport
            Great River Medical Center & Health Systems - West Burlington
            Grinnell Regional Medical Center - Grinnell
            Henry County Health Center - Mount Pleasant
            Jackson County Public Hospital - Maquoketa
            Jefferson County Hospital - Fairfield
            Lucas County Health Center - Chariton
            Mahaska Health Partnership - Oskaloosa
            Mercy Iowa City - Iowa City
            Ottumwa Regional Health Center - Ottumwa
            Regional Medical Center of Northeast Iowa and Delaware County - Manchester
            Skiff Medical Center - Newton
            Saint Luke's Health System - Sioux City
            Saint Luke's Hospital - Cedar Rapids
            Trinity Regional Medical Center - Fort Dodge
            Henry County Health Center - Mount Pleasant
            Humboldt County Memorial Hospital - Humboldt

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            Iowa City VA Medical Center - Iowa City
            Iowa Health Des Moines - Des Moines
            Blank Children's Hospital - Des Moines
            Iowa Lutheran Hospital - Des Moines
            Iowa Methodist Medical Center  - Des Moines
            Iowa Health System
            Allen Hospital - Waterloo
            Blank Children's Hospital - Des Moines
            Finley Hospital, The - Dubuque
            Iowa Health - Des Moines  - Des Moines
            Blank Children's Hospital - Des Moines
            Iowa Lutheran Hospital  - Des Moines
            Iowa Methodist Medical Center  - Des Moines
            Iowa Lutheran Hospital - Des Moines
            Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Des Moines
            Saint Luke's Health System - Sioux City
            Saint Luke's Hospital - Cedar Rapids
            Trinity Regional Health System - Davenport
            Trinity Regional Medical Center - Fort Dodge
            Iowa Lutheran Hospital - Des Moines
            Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Des Moines

J  
            Jackson County Public Hospital - Maquoketa
            Jefferson County Hospital - Fairfield
            Jennie Edmundson Hospital - Council Bluffs
            Jones Regional Medical Center - Anamosa, Jones County

K  
            Keokuk County Health Center - Sigourney
            Keokuk Area Hospital - Keokuk
            Keokuk Health Systems - Keokuk
            Keokuk Area Hospital - Keokuk
            Knoxville Area Community Hospital  - Knoxville
            Kossuth Regional Health Center - Algona, Kossuth County

L  
            Lakes Regional Healthcare - Spirit Lake, Dickinson County
            Lucas County Health Center - Chariton

M  
            Madison County Memorial Hospital & Health Care Systems - Winterset
            Mahaska Health Partnership - Oskaloosa
            Manning Regional Healthcare Center - Manning
            Marengo Memorial Hospital - Marengo
            Marian Health Center - Sioux City
            Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center - Marshalltown
            Mary Greeley Medical Center - Ames, Story County
            Mercy Health Center - Dubuque
            Mercy Health Services - Des Moines
            Mercy Hospital - Corning, Adams County
            Mercy Hospital - Council Bluffs
            Mercy Hospital - Oelwein
            Mercy Iowa City - Iowa City
            Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids
            Mercy Medical Center - Centerville
            Mercy Medical Center - Clinton - Clinton
            Mercy Medical Center  - Des Moines
            Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque - Dubuque
            Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton - New Hampton
            Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa - Mason City
            Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City - Sioux City
            Methodist Health System
            Jennie Edmundson Hospital - Council Bluffs
            Mitchell County Regional Health Center - Osage
            Monroe County Hospital - Albia
            Montgomery County Memorial Hospital - Red Oak
            Muscatine General Hospital - Muscatine

N  
            North Iowa Mercy Health Center - Mason City

O  
            Orange City Health System - Orange City
            Osceola Community Hospital - Sibley
            Ottumwa Regional Health Center - Ottumwa

P  
            Palo Alto County Health System - Emmetsburg
            Pella Regional Health Center - Pella
            Pocahontas Community Hospital - Pocahontas

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R  
            Regional Health Services of Howard County - Cresco
            Regional Medical Center of Northeast Iowa and Delaware County  Manchester

S  
            Saint Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home - Carroll
            Saint Luke's Health System - Sioux City
            Saint Luke's Hospital - Cedar Rapids
            Sartori Memorial Hospital - Cedar Falls
            Shelby County Health Systems - Harlan
            Shenandoah Medical Center - Shenandoah
            Sioux Center Community Hospital & Health Center - Sioux Center
            Spencer Hospital - Spencer
            Skiff Medical Center - Newton
            Stewart Memorial Community Hospital - Lake City
            Story County Medical Center - Nevada

T  
            Trinity Regional Health System - Davenport
            Trinity Regional Medical Center - Fort Dodge

U  
            University of Iowa Behavioral Health - Iowa City
            University of Iowa Healthcare - Iowa City
            Children's Hospital of Iowa - Iowa City
            University of Iowa Behavioral Health - Iowa City
            University of Iowa Heart Care - Iowa City
            University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City
            University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City
            University of Iowa Heart Care - Iowa City

V  
            VA Central Iowa Health Care System - Des Moines Division - Des Moines
            VA Central Iowa Health Care System - Knoxville Division  - Knoxville
            Van Buren County Hospital - Keosauqua
            Veterans Memorial Hospital - Waukon, Allamakee County

W  
            Washington County Hospital and Clinics - Washington
            Waverly Municipal Hospital - Waverly, Bremer County
            Wayne County Hospital - Corydon, Wayne County
            Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital - Decorah
            Wright Medical Center - Clarion

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Y  

Z