Nurse Aide

Learn basic patient care and provide physical support to assist patients with daily living activities, and how to assist nurses and other health care professionals in settings including care facilities, nursing homes, private homes, and more.

This program can be taken for college credit and includes a non-college credit option for certain students. This class is offered regularly throughout the year. View available classes

Tuition assistance may be available. Speak to the program coordinator for details.

Students must pass a background check as well as undergo a TB test before being admitted to the program. Download the application packet in the Program Information section below for complete information and instructions on how to apply.

West Burlington campus, Keokuk campus, Mt. Pleasant campus

Curriculum Sequence

Required Course Course Title Credit


Lecture: 2.25

Lab: 1.3

Clinical: 2

Credit: 3.5

This course meets the training requirements of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) for aides working in Nursing Facilities and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Emphasis in the course is on students achieving a basic level of knowledge and demonstrating skills to provide safe and effective care. Prerequisites: Student must be 16 years or older and pass a background check.

Alicia Anderson - Nurse Aide and Health Continuing Education Coordinator, (319) 208-5278

RN, Southeastern Community College
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