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Nurse Aide Phase 1 offered in Iowa Falls

IOWA FALLS – The Nurse Aide Phase 1 or 75-hour Nurse Aide class will be offered in Iowa Falls this summer. This class will educate students in the basic level of knowledge and the demonstration of skills needed to provide safe, effective resident care.

This course meets the requirement of the Department of Inspection and Appeals for nursing assistants / direct care givers working in long-term care and skilled facilities. Upon completion, a student is eligible to take the written and skills performance competency tests to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Iowa.

The Nurse Aide class will meet for the mandatory orientation on April 25 and May 11 from 9:00-11:00 am to learn about the class and regulatory requirements. At the first orientation class, students will complete the required paperwork for background checks and must bring their social security card and a black pen with them to class. Students will also need to provide documentation of up to date immunizations, influenza immunization and two step TB test on the second orientation date of May 11, 2017. The Nurse Aide Phase 1 class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am -1:00 pm on the ECC campus, McClure Hall room 102 starting on May 16 – June 22, 2017. The clinical in a long-term care nursing facility will take place on June 24, 25, 27, 29, 2017 with the time to be determined. Students will also need to purchase their book and workbook from the ECC bookstore.

Students will incur costs for the background check $25, class $459, book $70, workbook $20, uniform, shoes, watch with a second hand, immunizations and TB testing.

Upon completion of the class, lab and clinical the students are eligible to complete the state nurse aide computer competency exam $55 and the skills exam $95. Upon passing both exams students are then placed on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry and are eligible to be hired as a certified nurse aide in a long-term care facility.

Students will need to register for the Background Check course HEA 0073.7, $25 and for the Nurse Aide Phase 1 course HEA 0075.7, $459 by calling Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 1-641-752-4645 or registering online at The registration deadline is April 24 at noon. You can see additional information about the class, required books, student health requirements, TB testing form, etc. at

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