​DMACC personnel only.




Yes, if a nursing assistant course is left for any reason, the process must be repeated prior to returning.


Yes, it is a prerequisite for the Advanced class.




The forms are kept for the duration of clinical rotations only.




No. The curriculum and competencies for EMT, while critical to those receiving the service, are not the same as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).


Certificates of Completion from State of Iowa approved Nursing Assistant courses display a "T" number on the certificate. Completion of a state approved 75 hour Nursing Assistant course, completed January 1992 or after, is a pre-requisite for the Advanced Nursing Assistant course at DMACC. If the 75-hour Nursing Assistant course you took was not State approved, you will not be able to enroll in the Advanced Nursing Assistant course at DMACC. Students who have not completed an approved Nursing Assistant course, should plan to enroll in one if their goal is to enter the Advanced Nurse Aide program.


No it won't. Since it is possible to take the Registry exam without completing an approved course (page 14 "Your Guide to the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry) you need to supply a copy of your certificate of completion or a transcript.

The registry provides an important service to the public by assuring that those who successfully pass the testing can provide minimally safe care to vulnerable (elderly, dependent) health care recipients. This is not the same as passing the course, including all skills and theory exams.


No. Scrubs are worn for clinical rotation only. You should bring your required textbook and handbook (from the campus bookstore) to the first class.


Your transcript with a grade of C or better or a completion certificate is proof of completion of the Nursing Assistant requirement. The course must be State approved and this is indicated by the presence of a "T" number on the State of Iowa completion certificate. If the course was taken outside of Iowa, it is the students' responsibility to provide proof the course was approved by the State that awarded their certificate.