Nursing Assistant - CNA | Cert - Western Iowa Tech Western Iowa Tech Community College

Nursing Assistant - CNA | Cert

Western Iowa Tech offers several nursing programs for students interested in pursuing a nursing career. Once a student completes the Nursing Assistant - CNA certificate or work as a CNA, they enroll in the Nursing - PN Diploma. Practical Nursing is a 1-year program available in Sioux City, Denison, Cherokee, and hybrid (partially online and partially in Sioux City. Cherokee and hybrid have a fall only start). The Practical Nursing diploma prepares students for the NCLEX-PN exam in order to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). When the student becomes an LPN they progress into the second year of additional training with the Nursing - ADN program. This program is available in Sioux City, Denison, and hybrid (partially online and partially in Sioux City, fall only start). Graduates of the Associate Degree of Nursing program are prepared to write for the NCLEX-RN to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

This course is designed to provide the you with the fundamentals of patient care in the health care environment. You will learn basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, meeting human needs, safety measures, infection control, and physical care.

This program will prepare you to become valuable members of a health care team.

You will assist individuals in the rehabilitation process and in performing those activities of daily living that most of us take for granted to help maintain our health status.

This program provides you with the knowledge and skills required to pass the state's certification exam.



Sioux City
Mapleton Campus

Admissions Advisor

Admissions Advisor
Career Navigator
Call  712.274.6404
Sioux CIty Campus, Admissions and Advising
Book Appointment
Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
Call  712.317.3471
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Career Information

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.


Required Classes

For a list of current required classes, visit our catalog at:

Entrance Requirements

Clinical Participation Requirements

WITCC uses external affiliated agencies for clinical experiences for our students. Affiliated agencies may impose requirements for students in order that they be allowed access to clinical experience.

Faculty and Staff

Debbie Guerra BSN, RN
Administrative Program Coordinator Nursing & Allied Health
Call  712.317.3197
Sioux City Campus
Dr. Teri Peterson DNP, MSN, RN
Associate Dean - Health Sciences
Call  712.317.3357
Sioux City Campus, Room L314


Educational licensure is met in the following states: Iowa
Educational licensure is not met for the following states: None
If not listed above, determination has not yet been made for the remaining states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
To view educational requirements for the state you wish to work, visit


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* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

** The cost of books varies per program.