New Programs to Start in the Fall Semester
The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Des Moines Campus will be offering a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Advanced Nursing Assistant classes beginning in the fall of 2017. Both credit courses prepare the student to provide direct care for residents/patients in a variety of health care settings.
“We’re aware there is a great need in West Des Moines and the surrounding communities for high quality Nurse Aide training,” said DMACC Nurse Aide Coordinator/Professor Patricia Carey. “DMACC has a history of quickly responding to the training needs of businesses and communities. This is an important new addition to the West Des Moines Campus.”
The 75-hour Nurse Aide training will be offered in Room 207W at the DMACC West Campus at two different times during the fall semester:
- August 24-September 14, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and
- September 25-October 13, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“Nursing is a personally and professionally rewarding career path for prospective students,” added Professor Carey. “I’d encourage prospective students of all ages who might be interested to contact us for more information. Jobs are plentiful.”
Both Nurse Aide courses are prerequisites to the DMACC nursing program. The Nurse Aide class prepares students to take the Nurse Aide Competency Exam and Skills Exams, offered through DMACC’s Continuing Education Department. Successful completion of the testing will enable students to work in Long-Term Care in Iowa.
After successful completion of the Nurse Aide course, the student would then be eligible to take the Advanced Nurse Aid course. The Advanced NA course, which prepares students to provide care in an acute care setting, will be offered from October 30-November 15, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Rooms 207W and 213W.
The CNA and Advanced CNA classes will be taught by Cindy Fogue. For more information, go to https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/health/cna/.