Nurse Aid (CNA)


With only three weeks of training, you’ll be ready for rewarding work. Nurse aides are a vital part of healthcare teams, directly caring for patients’ physical, social, and emotional needs. You learn in the classroom, in the laboratory, and in a clinical setting.

Get your scrubs ready. It’s time to make a difference.

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As a CNA, You Can...

Get right to work as a direct care worker with a healthcare employer close to home or anywhere in Iowa:
  • Nursing home or other long-term care center
  • Skilled nursing facility
  • Hospital
  • Doctor’s office or clinic
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care 
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Apply to a Nursing Degree Program

The CNA course is a pre-requisite for admission to an IHCC nursing degree or diploma program. Once you’re certified, you’ll be eligible to apply to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) through IHCC’s accredited nursing programs.

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Are You a High School Student?

Did you know that you can start working as a CNA at age 16? Did you know that taking a CNA course can earn you high school and college credit? Did you know that a CNA is a prerequisite for enrolling in a nursing degree program? 

Talk to your school counselor today about dual enrollment at Indian Hills. It’s a great jump start for any healthcare career.

Health Science Academy


Tuition: $599
Books: $20
Fees: $20
Background Check: $20