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Des Moines Area Community College

Programs Offered: Nurse Aide Training Program

Location: 1100 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314; 5959 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) offers two CNA programs: a 75-hour Nurse Aid Program a 75-hour Advanced Nurse Aid Program.

These programs are taught several times a year at various campuses by registered nurses.

The Nurse Aid Program includes 45 hours of classroom instruction and lab training, and 30 hours of clinical work at a nursing home. Topics covered are assistance with meals, toileting, bed mobility, personal hygiene, walking, and more.

The Adavnced Nurse Aid Program includes 45 hours of classroom and lab education, and 30 hours of clinical practice at a hospital. Typical job opportunities are EKG Tech, Scope Tech, Surgery Tech, OB tech, Emergency Tech, and more.

Founded in 1966, DMACC is one of Iowa's largest and most diverse community colleges, and serves an area with about 20% of Iowa's population. The community college has a variety of campuses and locations, in Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ames, Knoxville, and Perry.



Signature Healthcare

Programs Offered: Basic Nursing Assistant Program

Location: 14225 University Ave, Suite 130, Waukee, IA 50263

Signature Healthcare offers a two Certified Nursing Aid classes: a 75-hour CNA course and a 150-hour CNA course.

The 75-hour fast track CNA class can be taken on either evening or weekend. The training program includes 30 hours of lecture, 15 hours of lab, and 30 hours of supervised clinical practice at a nursing facility. The clinical site will be told to students at the first day of the class.

The 150-hour advanced CNA class includes the 75-hour fast track CNA training discussed above, and an additional 75-hour training to prepare students to work in an acute care setting. The course includes clinical practice at a metro hospital setting.