Sioux City, IA CNA Training

The CNA training programs in Sioux City, Iowa listed on this page have all the information that you will need to be a certified nursing assistant. If you want to find out more, just call a school that is listed below and speak with a program coordinator.

Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Avenue,
Sioux City, IA 51102
(712) 274-6400

The state does not allow any nursing assistant to work in a healthcare facility if he or she is not in the state’s Nurse Aide Registry. The only way for you to be entered there is if you are able to pass the state’s CNA license exams which are only available to those who are able to meet the different requirements of the state.

practice-taking-blood-pressure-medical-class-555636Among them, the two most important are the completions of a nurse aide training program that is approved by the state and being able to pass the federal and state background checks. Without these you will not be able to proceed and take the exams. Approved courses provide the necessary amount of instruction which is currently set at a total of 75 hours of class time. Included in your instruction there needs to be 30 hours devoted to hands-on fundamental skills needed for the job that is taught in a nursing facility setting. In addition you will need to apply for and pass the state exams.

Nursing assistant license holders from other states are welcome to apply for reciprocity if they want to work in the state. When they apply, they have to make sure that they have a good relationship with the state they come from since they will also be subjected to the background checks. The most important thing that they must have during their application is a valid license. All those who are applying for reciprocity are also required to pass the background checks. You can speak with a customer representative of the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry by calling 515-281-4077 or 1-866-876-1997 to learn more about current qualifications and requirements.

This city is a part of both Plymouth and Woodbury Counties. The majority of the city is found in Woodbury while only a small part falls under Plymouth. According to the census of 2010, their total population was around 82,684 people. This makes them the 4th most populous city in the state. Their estimated population density is 1,500/sq mile. This city is also a part of four-county Sioux City, IA–NE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. It has a total are of approximately 56.0 sq miles, where 1.2 square miles of it is water.

The Mercy Medical Center and the St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center are two of the biggest employers in the city. Other health care center that are found in the area include CNOS, Kruse Manley Clinic Of Chiropractic, Sioux land Community Health Center, Insight Consulting LLC, Advanced Chiropratic Clinic PC, Mercy Urgent Care, Meylor Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City, Molstad Chiropractic Clinic, and many more. photo attribution: iubmedicalsciences