Nursing

Helping people is your thing, right? It’s ours too, so get in here! We need more nurses, and you’re just in time!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Nursing Associate: Ottumwa: Summer or Winter Term | Centerville: Summer Term
Practical Nursing:  Summer or Winter Term
Length of Program Nursing Associate: 8 Terms (24 Months)
Practical Nursing: 4 Terms (12 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Nursing Associate: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Practical Nursing: Diploma

Make your Community, or even the world, a better, healthier place with a little help from the Indian Hills Nursing Program! A comforting smile, compassionate care, and don’t forget, some Life.Changing. health advice and education. Nurses are on the frontlines of healthcare, and boy are we glad they are!

Nurses are in high demand. That means more job opportunities for you, and better care for your community once you’re done. So let’s team up. You bring the passion. We’ll provide the knowledge, skills and training you’ll need!

Ready? Hold on to your clipboard. Nursing is a Life.Changing. operation at Indian Hills!

 

What you will learn:
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Compassion
  • Technical skills
  • Teamwork

 

Which Path Will You Choose?

The Indian Hills Nursing Programs are considered ladder programs. The curriculum of the Practical Nursing (Diploma) program is considered (Level I) of the Nursing (Associate) Program. This makes it easy for students who have completed the Practical Nursing Program to continue on in the Nursing Associate Program. You bring the passion. We’ve got the knowledge and skills you need. Let’s make a difference. It’s going to be Life. Changing.

Choose your own path.  It’s your education. We’re right behind you every step of the way!

 

Practical Nursing

Diploma

Ready to get in on the action? So are we! Let’s start with some life-saving knowledge, super skills to help keep patients healthy and some real-life, hands-on training in the classroom and clinics.

Still want to do more in your nursing career? Once you finish the Practical Nursing Program at Indian Hills, you can apply for admission to the Associate Degree in Nursing Program.

All students are required to complete CNA training and successfully pass the written and skills examination for the State of Iowa.  Students will need to  submit their Iowa Direct Care Registry CNA card as a part of the admissions process.

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Nursing (Associate)

Associate of Applied Science

Take your practical nursing knowledge and crank it up! Add in critical thinking, leadership and advanced nursing skills. Don’t forget eligibility for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses – NCLEX-RN for short. What does that give you?  Everything you need to be a Life. Changing. registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

All students are required to complete CNA training and successfully pass the written and skills examination for the State of Iowa.  Students will need to  submit their Iowa Direct Care Registry CNA card as a part of the admissions process.

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Nursing
(Associate)

Associate of Applied Science

Online/Hybrid Completion

Take your practical nursing knowledge and crank it up! Add in critical thinking, leadership and advanced nursing skills. Don’t forget eligibility for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses – NCLEX-RN for short. What does that give you?  Everything you need to be a Life. Changing. registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

All students are required to complete CNA training and successfully pass the written and skills examination for the State of Iowa.  Students will need to  submit their Iowa Direct Care Registry CNA card as a part of the admissions process.

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Transfer Your AA Degree Like a Rock Star

Guess what! Indian Hills works with William Penn University, so you can transfer smoothly into its nursing program to complete your BSN. That’s what we call a rock-star transition. Mic. Drop.

Transfer to William Penn after Graduating

 

So are you ready to take your education to the next level? Check out additional details about the Nursing Programs below to see how our programs at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a nurse in a hospital, a hospice nurse, or an occupational nurse!

 

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CONTACT US

Not sure if you want to go into the Practical Nursing or Nursing (Associate) Program? Maybe you just want more details about transferring your associate credits to a four-year school once you’re done? Don’t stress. Just ask Becca!

Rebecca Ellingson, RN, MSN, Department Chair, Nursing
(641)683-5162 or (800)726-2585 x5162
Rebecca.Ellingson@indianhills.edu