Spencer, IA Certified Nursing Assistant Training

The certified nursing assistant training programs to become certified in Spencer, Iowa are listed in detail below. To receive more information about the classes being offered, you can either go to their address during office hours, or call the phone number below.

Iowa Lakes Community College
1900 North Grand Ave.,
Spencer, IA 51301
(712) 262-7141

The completion of a CNA training program is one of the most important steps in becoming a nursing aide. By completing a state-approved program, you will become eligible to apply for the license exams. Taking the license exams is a must step since the state does not allow a nursing aide to work in any nursing facility if their name is not on the Nurse Aide Registry. You can find that the training programs in the state are being offered by different educational institutions such as colleges, healthcare centers, and community colleges. Depending on the program you enroll in, it will take you an average of 2 to 6 months to complete one. Classes must offer 75 hours of classroom lectures and includes 30 hours of experience in a health care environment practicing fundamental skills needed for the job.

medical-demonstration-9932424334After you complete your training, your next step would be to apply for the licensee exams. You can send your application form along with the necessary documents to the nearest authorized testing center near your area. Examples of such documents include fingerprint cards, ID photo, passport sized picture, and the testing fee payment. There are also training facilities that are allowed to administer the exams. Nurse aide license holders from other states may work in Iowa if they apply for reciprocity. When applying, they will need to have a valid license and a good relationship with their state since they are also required to pass both the federal and state background checks.

Spencer is the county seat of Clay County. It can be found at the junction of the Ocheyedan and Little Sioux Rivers. According to the 2010 census, their total population was around 11,233 people. There had been a decline of at least 100 people from the last census. Their currently estimated population density is 1,100/sq mile. The total area of this city is estimated to be around 10.2 sq miles, where all of it is land. Major highways that you can access from this city are U.S. Routes 18 and 71.

Examples of health care providers that you can avail include Northwest Iowa Urologists PC, Child Health Specialty Clinic, Avera Spencer Family Care, Spencer Family Care/Avera Health, Compass Pointe Behavioral Health Services, Northwest Iowa Urologists PC, Affordable Health Care Network, and many more. photo attribution: iubmedicalsciences