Non-Credit Certificates

Students completing these courses will earn a non-credit certificate that can be used as proof of program completion and basic skill level attainment in a subject area applicable to local employment.

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Medication Manager  & Aid Dental Expanded Functions CT Certificate Program CNA Class & Testing
Intro to Mammography Phlebotomy Prepare for CDM Exam Intro to MRI
LPN IV Therapy      

Other Health Non-Credit Certificate Programs

Medication Manager

This course is designed to prepare individuals to safely administer non-parenteral medications in a fifteen bed or less residential facility, child care facility, or a supervised living apartment.  Emphasis is placed on the safe administration of medications from a prescription bottle and observation of obvious medication reactions.  Prerequisites:  None

**Tuition assistance for the Medication Manager Program may be available through the GAP Tuition Assistance program. Depending upon your financial eligibility you may be eligible for full or partial assistance with training costs, call 641-683-5149 for details.

Tuition: $175.00
Fee: $10.00
Book: $15.00
Total: $200.00

Classes will be held on the Ottumwa Campus at the Rosenman Ctr, Rm: 46 in the lower level. They will be held Mon - Wed, 8:00AM - 4:00PM.

Sept 23 - Sept 25
20/YR*HEA*3005*602

Oct 21 - Oct 23
20/YR*HEA*3005*603

Nov 18 - Nov 20
20/YR*HEA*3005*604

Dec 16 - Dec 18
20/YR*HEA*3005*605

Feb 03 - Feb 05
20/YR*HEA*3005*606

Mar 02 - Mar 04
20/YR*HEA*3005*607

Mar 30 - Apr 01
20/YR*HEA*3005*608

Apr 27 - Apr 29
20/YR*HEA*3005*609

Medication Aid

This 58 hour course consists of 48 classroom hours (six 8 hour days) and a minimum of 10 clinical hours. The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals to safely administer non-parenteral medications in agencies/facilities licensed by DIA. The emphasis is on safe administration and students are provided with classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to assist in achieving the course competencies. 

Clinical must be completed at the student’s place of employment where the student must be supervised by an RN there assigned to directly supervise actual medication administration to satisfy the clinical requirements.

Tuition: $375.00
Fee: $20.00
Textbook/workbook: $130.00
Total: $525.00

Oct 08 - Nov 17
20/YR*HEA*3008*600
Ottumwa Campus
Tue & Thur, 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Rosenman Ctr
RM: 125
(1/2 hour for lunch on your own)
Clinical: Nov 18 - Dec 5
State Test(s) may be taken upon completion of clinical and must be completed by Dec 05, 2019.

Mar 31 - Apr 16
20/YR*HEA*3008*601
Ottumwa Campus
Tue & Thur, 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Rosenman Ctr
RM: 125
(1/2 hour for lunch on your own)
Clinical: Apr 17 - Apr 30
State Test(s) may be taken upon completion of clinical and must be completed by May 14, 2020.

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Dental Expanded Functions

Indian Hills Community College will again offer its on-line Dental Expanded Functions Courses for registered dental assistants or licensed dental hygienists. Course work is done on-line at your leisure and then clinical skills are completed and checked off at your place of employment.

To be eligible for expanded functions training, a registered dental assistant must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  1. Be a graduate of an ADA-accredited dental assistant program; or
  2. Be currently certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB); or
  3. Have at least one year of clinical practice as a registered dental assistant; or
  4. Have at least one year of clinical practice as a dental assistant in a state that does not require registration.

Any licensed dental hygienist is eligible to train for Level 1 procedures.

You may choose to train in any one or several of the expanded function duties in order to become a Basic Expanded Function Provider. However, to become a Certified Level 1 Provider, you must successfully complete the training for all eleven Level I Expanded Function Procedures and provide verification to the Iowa Dental Board of the completion of the Level 1 procedures. Students are given approximately five months to complete all components for the skills they sign up for.

Students will also receive continuing education credit for courses they complete based on the hours indicated below.

Full Dental Expanded Functions Level 1 Course:

HEA 2100
52 hours, Tuition: $469.00

Individual Expanded Functions:

HEA 2101 - Nitrous Oxide
8 hours,  Tuition: $80.00

HEA 2102 – Testing Pulp Vitality
2 hours, Tuition: $20.00

HEA 2103 - Liners, Bases & Agents
4 hours, Tuition: $40.00

HEA 2104 - Occlusal Registrations
2 hours, Tuition: $20.00

HEA 2105 - Gingival Retraction
4 hours, Tuition: $40.00

HEA 2106 - Final Impressions
5 hours, Tuition: $50.00

HEA 2107 - Provisional Restorations
14 hours, Tuition: $140.00

HEA 2108 - Periodontal Dressings
4 hours, Tuition: $40.00

HEA 2109 - Dry Socket Medications
3 hours, Tuition: $30.00

HEA 2110 - Dental Adhesives
2 hours, Tuition: $20.00

HEA 2111 - Charting
4 hours, Tuition: $40.00

All Dental Expanded Function courses will begin Jan 14, 2020 and must be complete by Jun 8, 2020. Last day to pre-register is Jan 7, 2020. Specific course information on how to access and begin the courses will be mailed to registered students after Jan 7, 2020.

The next cohort of classes will begin in July 2020.

For employers paying for the classes, email Teresa.Canaday@indianhills.edu indicating their agreement to pay for classes for that student. The email must include student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last 4 of their social security number.

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Phlebotomy

These non-credit short term classes provide complete training in best practices of phlebotomy and other specimen collections, and includes actual hands-on competencies and practice. The program includes a hybrid portion (Principles of Phlebotomy HEA*5000) with on-line coursework and a lab meeting once per week. Also included is a clinical portion (Phlebotomy Clinical HEA*5005) with 120 hours of internship/clinical practicum at area hospitals, as is required for professional certification. Completion of this program enables graduates to sit for the Board of Certification Exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. These classes are excellent for persons interested in acquiring these skills as well as other healthcare professionals wanting to develop/authenticate these skills and receive an additional certification.

The graduate of this training will be able to work in clinics, hospital labs, Doctors’ offices, etc.  This is also an excellent opportunity for other health care professionals to gain phlebotomy skills and potentially an additional certification in order to enhance their current practice. 

 **Tuition assistance for the Phlebotomy Program may be available through the GAP Tuition Assistance program. Depending upon your financial eligibility you may be eligible for full or partial assistance with training costs, call 641-683-5149 for details. If you qualify for assistance the GAP coordinator will have the necessary forms for you to fill out for the class.

Principles of Phlebotomy

This portion of this non-credit program is a hybrid course and will provide the student with qualified instruction in specimen collection and processing skills and actual hands-on practice and competencies.  Students will complete course work on-line and meet one evening a week (5:00 pm-9:00pm) for hands on lab experiences.

Tuition: $350.00
Equipment/Disposables Fees: $75.00
Background Check & Drug Screen: $115.00
Textbook/workbook: $120.00
Total: $660.00

Look for this class to be offered again in June 2020.

Phlebotomy Clinical

This portion of this non-credit program consists of 120 hours of clinical. (Additional time may be required if students do not preform minimum number of procedures). Clinical will be scheduled individually for each student based on their availability and clinical site availability. 

Look for this class to be offered again in the Summer of 2020.

Tuition: $250.00
Equipment/Disposables Fees: $75.00
Textbook/workbook: $65.00
Total: $390.00

Related Expenses:
Board of Certification Examination: $135 payable on-line to ASCP
Physical/Immunizations: as needed - cost variable
Scrubs from IHCC bookstore for clinical: $42 (extended sizes higher)

Graduates of this training program will be qualified to take the Board of Certification Examination through ASCP, the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Because this is an alternate route to national certification, verification of course completion and of meeting the national requirements will be documented and submitted by the CLS Program Director to ASCP.

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Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate Program

Prerequisites

Participants must be a registered radiologic technologist or a graduate from an accredited program preparing to take their board exam.

This certificate provides a core program of computed tomography courses for registered radiologic technologists that builds on previous educational experiences and affords the student the opportunity to acquire attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to perform in the role of a CT technologist.  This program consists of a core of four on-line didactic courses.  In addition to the didactic courses, students may also complete specified numbers of skills in a clinical setting if not currently employed. To accomplish this, based on the student’s availability to do clinical and how busy their chosen clinical site is, they may choose one of two clinical options each term. Students not completing the minimum skills within the two terms may have to do additional clinical time beyond two terms until minimum skills are completed. Students may complete clinical at their place of employment and while working. In preparation for going to a clinical site, students must complete all requirements for a physical, immunizations and back ground checks through CastleBranch. These things must be done prior to the course start therefore students new to IHCC or who do not have current CastleBranch accounts should contact IHCC 4 weeks prior to registering for their first class. 

Offered Winter or Summer terms

CT Patient Care & Safety - online
Tuition: $100.00

CT Principles & Instrumentation - online
Tuition: $300.00

Clinical - Pick just one if clinical is needed:

CT Clinical 280  (Clinical 3 days/week)
Tuition: $170.00

CT Clinical 480  (Clinical 5 days/week)
Tuition: $170.00

Offered Spring or Fall terms

RT Sectional Anatomy - online
Tuition: $300.00

CT Procedures - online
Tuition: $300.00

Clinical - Pick just one if clinical is needed:

CT Clinical 280 (Clinical 3 days/week)
Tuition: $170.00

CT Clinical 480 (Clinical 5 days/week)
Tuition: $170.00

Upcoming term dates
Winter Term (Nov 15, 2019 - Feb 19, 2020) (Preregister by Nov 14)
Spring Term (Feb 19 - May 14, 2020) (Preregister by Feb 18)
Summer Term (May 26 - Aug 13, 2020) (Preregister by May 14)

Books

Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals ISBN 9780323414876 (book)
Sectional Anatomy ISBN 9780323569613 (workbook)
Computed Tomography, 4th Ed. ISBN 9780323312882

Certificate

Students successfully completing this program will receive a certificate of completion from IHCC. They are then, after submitting transcripts, eligible to sit for the ARRT Computed Topography (CT) Board Exam.

Preregistration

To register go to www.indianhills.edu/cews . For questions call 1-800-346-4413.

 **Tuition assistance may be available through the GAP Tuition Assistance program. Depending upon your financial eligibility you may be eligible for full or partial assistance with training costs, call 641-683-5149 for details. If you qualify for assistance the GAP coordinator will have the necessary forms for you to fill out for the class.

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Prepare for the CDM Exam

This program is approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals and prepares students to take the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam. Individuals that hold the CDM credential are highly sought after in the food service departments of schools, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.  New regulations in long-term care state that in the absence of a Registered Dietitian, long-term care facilities must employ a CDM as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services. Individuals that are hired into this role, must obtain their CDM no later than one year after hire. If you have questions about the content of the program, contact Heather Larson at heather.larson@indianhills.edu.  

Program Benefits

  • Register and start the program any time, this program is completely self-paced; you have up to 1 year to complete all of the curriculum.
  • This program is entirely online, complete your courses from any location and attend class at a time that works for you.
  • Approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
  • Low Tuition Rate of only $550 (does not include the textbook). Compare to other exam preparation programs at upwards of $2,500.
  • When registering please choose the month you plan to start the course.

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Intro to Mammography

This program introduces the modality of mammography and describes the roles and responsibilities of a mammographer. Radiographic imaging of the breast will be discussed. Topics of study include anatomy of the breast, recommended guidelines for mammography, the mammographic equipment utilized and quality control measures conducted to assure quality examinations.

Prerequisites

Participants should be a registered radiologic technologist or a graduate from an accredited program.

Program Details

Students will complete a variety of learning activities in this on-line program. Students will have 12 weeks to complete the course.

Tuition: $350.00

Textbook

It is the student’s responsibility to acquire the needed textbook. The book is available for purchase through the IHCC bookstore: www.indianhills.edu/bookstore or through a variety of on-line sources.
Andolina, Valerie F & Shelly Lille. Mammographic Imaging: A Practical Guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010. ISBN 10:1605470317 ISBN13: 978-1605470313

Certificate

Students successfully completing this program will receive a certificate of completion from IHCC.

Preregistration

Students may register for this course at the beginning of each academic term.

Upcoming term dates:
Winter Term (Nov 15, 2019 - Feb 19, 2020) (Preregister by Nov 14)
Spring Term (Feb 19-May 14, 2020) (Preregister by Feb 18)
Summer Term (May 26-Aug 13, 2020) (Preregister by May 14)

Students may drop up two weeks after the first day of the term and receive a full refund by contacting Lori Reeves. After that date no refund will be given.

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Intro to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

This program is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the field of magnetic resonance imaging. It will include an overview of the history and development of MRI. Topics of study will include patient care, imaging procedures and sequence parameters and options, data acquisition and processing, and physical principles of image formation. Basic cross sectional anatomy will be discussed.

Prerequisites

Participants should be a registered radiologic technologist or a graduate from an accredited program.

Program Details
Students will complete a variety of learning activities in this on-line program. Students will have 12 weeks to complete the course.

Tuition: $350.00

Textbook

It is the student’s responsibility to acquire the needed textbook. The book is available for purchase through the IHCC bookstore: www.indianhills.edu/bookstore or through a variety of on-line sources.
Westbrook, Catherine. MRI in Practice. 5th Edition ISBN-13: 978-1119391968 ISBN-10: 9781119391968

Certificate

Students successfully completing this program will receive a certificate of completion from IHCC.

Preregistration

Students may register for this course at the beginning of each academic term.

Upcoming term dates:
Winter Term (Nov 15, 2019 - Feb 19, 2020) (Preregister by Nov 14)
Spring Term (Feb 19 - May 14, 2020) (Preregister by Feb 18)
Summer Term (May 26 - Aug 13, 2020) (Preregister by May 14)

Students may drop up two weeks after the first day of the term and receive a full refund by contacting Lori Reeves. After that date no refund will be given.

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Nurse Aide (CNA) Certification Program

This course introduces the student to the scientific knowledge, technical skills, and communication techniques, as specified by OBRA, to function as an accountable member of the health care team. Theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience will be incorporated to prepare the student to address the patient’s biopsychosocial and spiritual needs. 

 **Tuition assistance for the CNA Program may be available through the GAP Tuition Assistance program. Depending upon your financial eligibility you may be eligible for full or partial assistance with training costs, call 641-683-5149 for details. If you qualify for assistance the GAP coordinator will have the necessary forms for you to fill out for the class.

Tuition: $570.00
Books: $80.00
Fees: $20.00
Background Check: $20.00
Skills Registry Exam: $95.00
Written Registry Exam: $55.00
Total: $840.00

Starting Jan 01, 2020 tuition will be as follows:

Tuition: $599.00
Books: $80.00 
Fees: $20.00
Background Check: $20.00
Skills Registry Exam: $95.00
Written Registry Exam: $55.00
Total: $869.00

Payment. The CNA class is a pre-register and pre-pay class.

  1. Students who are self-paying. You can register by clicking on this link  Click here to go to the Registration button . In the Search box type CNA and all the CNA classes and testing will come up. Select the CNA class you would like to attend, click Submit and follow the prompts to register and pay for the class. You will be able to pay for the class with a debit card, credit card or electronic check. If you have trouble registering online, please contact us at either 1-800-346-4413 or cews@indianhills.edu Students without full payment will not be allowed to start the course.
  2. Students whose course is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email teresa.canaday@indianhills.edu indicating their agreement to pay for the class for that student. The email must include student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last 4 of their social security number. You will not be registered into the course until this email is received.

Prerequisites: 

  1. Required State Criminal and Abuse Background Check. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals requires a State check and verification be done through Iowa Department of Human Services. You will be given the Criminal background check form to fill out at the MANDATORY ORIENTATION. If you believe there is a reason your background check will be flagged by the state, you will need to click on the State Background Check button below to download the Criminal background check form prior to orientation. You will need to fill it out, sign it and return it to us immediately. You will not be allowed to attend clinical until your background checks has been cleared by the state which can take a couple of weeks. If the State Background check and verification is more than 30 days old, it is not valid for the CNA program and will need to be repeated at the $20.00 fee.
  2. Physical Examination. Physical with immunization and a two-step TB testing (PPD). Click on the Physical Examination Form button below to download the physical form. You are required to turn in the completed physical to your instructor at the MANDATORY ORIENTATION. All documentation must be transferred onto the physical form, please do not attach documentation to it. The form must be signed by a practitioner (ARNP, PA , MD, DO) after the form is completely filled out and your physical is complete. Students without completed forms will not be allowed to start the CNA class.

 

State Background Check

 Physical Examination Form

 

Registration Deadline and Mandatory Orientation

All nurse aide classes will have a registration deadline of 12:00pm on the Monday preceding the start date of class. All students are required to attend a mandatory orientation on the Tuesday preceding the first day of class at 2:00pm in the Rosenman Center. This orientation will last approximately 2 hours. If pre-registered students do not attend this mandatory orientation, they will be removed from the class roster and their spot may be filled with another student.

 In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration 3 business days before the start of your class. If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will still be assessed to your account if you do not show up for the class or cancel within the required time frame. Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances. To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.

 All courses listed below will be held on the Ottumwa Campus at the Rosenman Center, room 46 in the lower level. They will be held Mon – Thurs, class time: 7:45AM - 3:15PM (class-first seven days) and clinical time:  6:30AM – 2:45PM.

*Employment Fair: Thurs, Sept 12,  3:30pm, Rosenman Ctr, Rm: 36

Sept 30 - Oct 16
20/YR*NUR*1000*602
Registration Deadline: Mon, Sept 16, 12:00PM
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Sept. 24, 2:00PM 
Note: This orientation will be held in Rm:34.

*Employment Fair: Wed, Oct 9 3:30pm, Rosenman Ctr, Rm: TBA

Oct 28 - Nov 13
20/YR*NUR*1000*603
Registration Deadline: Mon, Oct 14, 12:00PM
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Oct 22, 2:00PM 
Note: This orientation will be held in Rm:34.

*Employment Fair: Wed, Nov 6 3:30pm, Rosenman Ctr, Rm: TBA

Nov 25 - Dec 12*
20/YR*NUR*1000*604
Registration Deadline: Mon, Nov 11, 12:00PM
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Nov 19, 2:00PM
Note: This orientation will be held in Rm:34.
*No Class Thurs Nov 28th*

*Employment Fair: Thurs, Dec 5 3:30pm, Rosenman Ctr Rm: TBA

Jan 13 - Jan 30
20/YR*NUR*1000*605
Registration Deadline: Mon, Jan 06, 12:00PM
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Jan 07, 2:00PM 
Note: This orientation will be held in Rm: 46.

*Employment Fair: Thurs, Jan 23 3:30pm, Rosenman Ctr, Rm: TBA

Feb 10 - Feb 27
20/YR*NUR*1000*606
Registration Deadline: Mon, Jan 27, 12:00PM
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Feb 04, 2:00PM 
Note: This orientation will be held in Rm: 43.

*Employment Fair: Thurs, Feb 20 3:30pm, Rosenman Ctr, Rm: TBA

Mar 09 - Mar 26
20/YR*NUR*1000*607
Registration Deadline: Mon, Feb 24, 12:00PM
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Mar 03, 2:00PM 
Note: This orientation will be held in Rm: 34.

*Employment Fair: Thurs, Mar 19 3:30pm, Rosenman Ctr, Rm: TBA

Apr 13 - Apr 30 
20/YR*NUR*1000*608
Registration Deadline: Mon, Mar 30, 12:00PM
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Apr 07, 2:00PM 
Note: This orientation will be held in Rm: 34.

*Employment Fair: Thurs, Apr 23 3:30pm, Rosenman Ctr, Rm: TBA

May 04 - May 21
20/YR*NUR*1000*609
Registration Deadline: Mon, Apr 20, 12:00PM
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Apr 28, 2:00PM 
Note: This orientation will be held in Rm: 34.

*Employment Fair: Thurs, May 14 3:30pm, Rosenman Ctr, Rm: TBA

CNA Registry Testing – Examination fee $95.00

IHCC offers the CNA Skills Registry Examinations on certain Fridays throughout the year. No walk-ins will be allowed for the exam. Students who fail to cancel or do not show will forfeit their testing fee. The skills examinations will be completed on the IHCC Ottumwa Campus at the Rosenman Center, room 46. Students must wear plain scrubs, no prints, and must show a photo ID.

Payment. The CNA Skills Testing is a pre-register and pre-pay test.

  1. Students who are self-paying. You can register by clicking on this link  Click here to go to the Registration button .  In the Search box type CNA and all the CNA classes and testing will come up. Select the CNA skills test you would like to attend. Note: You must register for the earliest time slot available on that given testing day. Click Submit and follow the prompts to register and pay for the class. You will be able to pay for the class with a debit card, credit card or electronic check. If you have trouble registering online, please contact us at either 1-800-346-4413 or cews@indianhills.edu
  2. Students whose testing is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email teresa.canaday@indianhills.edu indicating their agreement to pay for the testing for that student. The email must include student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last 4 of their social security number. You will not be registered for the testing until this email is received.

Registration Deadline
All students must be registered by 12:00pm on the Monday before skills testing dates to test that Friday.

Skills Examination Dates:
Oct 04- Registration deadline: Sep 30
Oct 18- Registration deadline: Oct 14
Nov 01- Registration deadline: Oct 28
Nov 15- Registration deadline: Nov 11
Dec 13- Registration deadline: Dec 09
Jan 17- Registration deadline: Jan 13
Jan 31- Registration deadline: Jan 27
Feb 14- Registration deadline: Feb 10
Feb 28- Registration deadline: Feb 24
Mar 13- Registration deadline: Mar 09
Mar 27- Registration deadline: Mar 23
Apr 17- Registration deadline: Apr 13
May 01- Registration deadline: Apr 27
May 22- Registration deadline: May 18

CNA Written Registry Examination -Examination fee:  $55.00

IHCC offers the CNA Written Registry Examinations through our Testing Center at the Trustee Hall. The written examinations are computerized and will be administered on an individual basis. Candidates must show a photo ID to test.   

 Payment. The CNA Written Testing is a pre-register and pre-pay test.

  1. Students who are self-paying. You can register by clicking on this link  Click here to go to the Registration button . In the Search box type CNA and all the CNA classes and testing will come up. Select the CNA written test that applies to you. If this is your first attempt this year choose the CNA Written Exam 1st Attempt. If you failed the first attempt and are taking the testing again choose the CNA Written Exam 2nd Attempt. If you failed the first two attempts and this is your final attempt choose the CNA Written Exam 3rd Attempt. Note: the date listed is the last day you can take the test not the date of your test. Click Submit and follow the prompts to register and pay for the class. You will be able to pay for the class with a debit card, credit card or electronic check. If you have trouble registering online, please contact us at either 1-800-346-4413 or cews@indianhills.edu Once you are registered for the test you will need to call the testing center at 641-683-5142 or 1-800-726-2585 x 5142 to schedule an appointment to take the test. Students will also need to provide proof of payment to the testing center before taking the test.
  2. Students whose testing is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email teresa.canaday@indianhills.edu indicating their agreement to pay for the testing for that student. The email must include student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last 4 of their social security number. You will not be registered for the testing until this email is received. Once you are registered for the test you will need to call the testing center at 641-683-5142 or 1-800-726-2585 x 5142 to schedule an appointment to take the test. Students will also need to provide proof of payment to the testing center before taking the test.

Ready to Register? Click here to go to the Registration button

LPN IV Expanded Therapy

Background: The Iowa Board of Nursing rules for nursing practice of the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse are found in 655 IAC Chapter 6.  Chapter 6 identifies the scope of practice of the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse.  Effective November 11, 1998, a licensed practical nurse who has completed a board-approved intravenous therapy course offered by a board-approved provider of continuing education will be permitted to perform procedures related to an expanded scope of administration of intravenous therapy in a licensed hospital, a licensed skilled nursing facility and a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit.

Course Description:  This course is designed to prepare the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy, using a peripheral intravenous catheter, a midline catheter and a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line), in a licensed hospital, a licensed skilled nursing facility and a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit as identified in 655 IAC Chapter 6.  Major emphasis is placed on the specialized skills needed to provide intravenous therapy related to the expanded scope of the licensed practical nurse for clients who are age 12 or older and for clients who weigh 80 pounds or more. 

  • Current unrestricted Iowa license to practice as a licensed practical nurse
  • Documentation of 1040 hours of practice as a licensed practical nurse
  • Employment in a licensed hospital, a licensed skilled nursing facility or a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit whose policies allow the licensed practical nurse to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy. 

Math Pre-test Requirements: 

  • Students will be required to take and pass a math test. A score of 90% is required.
  • The student may use a calculator to take the math competency test; however, it is necessary for the student to show their work for the math test.
  • The student has up to four opportunities to pass the math test. Math practice exercises will be provided and remediation is available (at a fee) for students not passing the test on the first attempt.

Student must make arrangements for a time to come in and take the math pre-test sometime between September 16-19, contact Lori Reeves.

Course Requirements:  In order to pass the course and be awarded a certificate, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Achieve a score of 90% on the math pre-test in unit 1.
  2. An average score of 80% is required on the unit exams.  Tests are to be given throughout the course and will reflect content of the unit/s covered.
  3. Achieve a score of at least 85% on the final exam.
  4. Demonstrate, with 100% accuracy in the simulation laboratory, the following skills:
  5. Preparation of IV equipment essential to accurate delivery of IV solution to include selection of equipment, preparing a bag, preparing a non-vented bottle, priming the tubing, connecting the tubing to the catheter, setting the drip rate.
  6. Insertion of a peripheral intravenous line, with a 3” or less catheter.
  7. Change tubing on an existing IV.
  8. Administration of medication using primary and secondary set.
  9. Simulation of problem solving approaches when common complications occur, such as infiltration, kinked tubing, infection.
  10. Midline/PICC line flush and dressing change.
  11. Satisfactorily complete the theory portion and the simulation portion of the course prior to the clinical portion of the course.
  12. Successful completion of each of the following activities a minimum of 3 times is required for the clinical portion of the course:
  13. Preparation of  IV equipment essential to the accurate delivery of IV solution including selection of equipment, preparing a bag, preparing a non-vented bottle, priming the tubing, connecting the tubing to the catheter, setting the drip rate.
  14. Insertion of a peripheral intravenous line, with a 3”or less catheter.
  15. Preparation and administration of IV piggyback medication.
  16. Changing the fluid container on an existing IV.
  17. Midline/PICC line flush and dressing change

 Clinical Requirements:

  • Students will be required to complete at least some clinical at their place of employment. Clinical experience will occur in a licensed hospital, a licensed skilled nursing facility or a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit.
  • Employer must have policies on file which cover the expanded role of the LPN related to IV Therapy as stated in Iowa Code, Chapter 152 and 655 IAC Chapter 4 and 6.
  • Employer must provide the LPN with liability and worker’s compensation insurance during clinical
  • Employer must provide a preceptor(s) who is (are) a registered nurse(s) with competencies in IV Therapy to directly precept the LPN in IV Therapy as stated in Iowa Code.
  • The LPN will demonstrate the competencies under the direct supervision of the RN preceptor(s) within 60 day so of completing the formal class/laboratory course
  • At the completion of the competencies, the preceptor will provide the nursing provider with documentation of identified competencies. An extension may be granted upon the discretion of the instructor and the college.
  • Additional clinical may be scheduled at hospitals in Des Moines.

Tuition: $425.00
Fee: $75.00
Textbook: $75.00
Total: $575.00

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Lori Reeves, Coordinator
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5337 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5337
Email: Lori.Reeves@indianhills.edu 

Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.