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CNA Classes in Iowa

CNA’s are not licensed within the state of Iowa, however in order to be employed at a state recognized care facility an employee must complete an approved CNA training program. Applicant must be at least sixteen (16) years old. They do not need to have a GED or high school diploma, however most employers will not hire someone who is not eighteen (18). Applicants are subjected to drug screening, and must submit to and pass a criminal background check.

The Department of Inspections and Appeals is responsible for approving any and all CNA classes. Once completing a state approved CNA training program, which consists of at least forty-five (45) hours of classroom coursework, and an additional thirty (30) hours of in facility clinical training, an applicant can request to take the state certification exam, which is conducted by the state board. Once passing the examination, the aide will receive an identification number which will be placed on the states nurses aide registry.

Medical terminology, nutrition, basic CPR, safety control, patient care are just some of the subjects that the programs will cover.

Programs generally run classes for six (6) to eight (8) weeks, and the fees associated with classes range from a high of $2000 to a low of $500.

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