Certified Nurse Aide



Here's your quick entry into the workforce and a great career, too. In as little as two months, become a certified Nurse Aide. Use your training and skills to care for people. Or, use this as a first step into EICC's Associate of Nursing program or other healthcare pathways.

What You Learn in the Nurse Aide Program

This program is offered in-person and in a hybrid format. In lectures, discussions, and hands-on experiences, learn to provide safe, effective care while upholding and respecting the person's comfort and privacy. Get 50 hours of classroom instruction and 30 hours of on-site hands-on clinical experience. Our Nurse Aide program is approved by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Want to get a college credit or just the training? The only difference is how your tuition gets paid, and we're happy to walk you through your options.

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Often, EICC students who just want career training sit in the same classroom, learn the same material, and are taught by the same instructor as those working on a degree. You can choose either path. Academic programs are eligible for financial aid and scholarships. Training programs may be covered by other funding sources. We'll outline your options.
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Start in High School

Get a jump on your college education while you are in high school. Through our Career Academies, complete a semester to a full year of courses. It's free and cuts down on the time you spend completing your EICC degree, often in half. Save time and money, and launch your career sooner.


Ready to Get Started?

Whether you take the program for college credit or just the training and certification there are ways to help you pay for tuition.

Taking the program for college credit?

Learn more about how financial aid and scholarships to help you pay for tuition.

Taking the program through our Continuing Education department?

Learn more about how GAP and IowaWorks funding can pay for the course.

Students will need to have:

  • White scrub tops
  • Navy blue scrub pants
  • Clean tennis shoes
  • Wrist watch with a sweeping second hand, can't be digital
  • $175 for state testing 

Taking the program for college credit?

Contact our Admissions team

Taking the program through our Continuing Education department? 



Ready to Launch?

Start here. Earn a certificate. Build new skills in a short-term program. Step into the field and enjoy the edge you now have in the job market. From baking to digital analytics, we give you a launching pad.

Where do you want to go?


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Contact Admissions

Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Certified Nurse Aide: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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