Nurse Aide (Basic & Advanced)

These programs give students the opportunity to learn the necessary skills and training to work in various health care settings. They experience classroom and laboratory instruction along with supervised clinical experience in local long-term care (nursing home) and hospital settings. The advanced program also provides students the opportunity to obtain health care provider BLS certification.

Nurse Aide certification is required for admission to most Iowa nursing schools. Either of these courses prepares students for the nurse aide certification. This course includes classroom and laboratory instruction at Central Campus and supervised clinical experience at various health care settings. In addition to the content of the 75-hour Nurse Aide class, the 150-hour Advanced Nurse Aide class covers skills and knowledge utilized by nurse aides in skilled-care units and in hospital areas. Content in the 150-hour course is presented at a faster pace than in the 75-hour Nurse Aide class.

Prerequisites:  A current physical and updated immunizations are required, Hepatitis B vaccine is required. Criminal/Abuse background check


All students interested in enrolling in one of the Advance Career Programs at Central Campus can learn more about enrollment here.