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CNA Schools in Iowa

Iowa CNA Training Programs

Local community colleges and online schools are a great place to find state approved Iowa CNA training programs. The following areas sponsor such programs:

  • Calmar
  • Spencer
  • Peosta
  • Sheldon
  • Fort Dodge
  • Waterloo
  • Mason City
  • Marshalltown
  • Spirit Lake
  • Iowa Falls
  • Algona
  • Grinnell
  • Emmetsburg
  • Estherville

*Some community colleges may offer a 6 or 12 week partial online training program for students learning from home. However, even these programs require mandated laboratory or clinical coursework to be done on-campus.

All nurse assistant programs will cover coursework in:

  • CPR
  • General first aid knowledge
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Healthcare ethics
  • Emergency procedures
  • Patient’s rights
  • Monitor vital signs
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Patient care regarding bathing, grooming and feeding

Through either online or campus based programs, aspiring C.N.A.s in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Iowa Health and University of Iowa Hospital.

All other inquiries should be directed to:

IA Direct Care Worker Registry
IA Department of Inspections and Appeals
Division of Health Facilities
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-4115 (phone)
(515) 242-5022 (fax)

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