Become a Certified Nurse Aide in as Little as 2 Weeks

Succeed in a Healthcare Career

The CNA program is a 75 clock-hour, basic course for the professional Long-Term Care Aide in Iowa.

This course is led and instructed by a Registered Nurse who has an active license. The course focuses on training students to be able to care for residents in Long-Term Care.

During this course the student shall be trained to understand and carry out the duties and responsibilities of a Certified Nurse Aide.

The student will gain both knowledge and clinical skills. Upon successful completion of this course and successful passing of the State of Iowa Competency Certification Exam, the student shall become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in the State of Iowa.

After passing the State Competency exam, the CNA shall be added to the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry. A CNA whose name appears on the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry is allowed to work as a CNA in Long-Term Care.

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  • Comprehensive Programs

    At AM Training Institute, students gain preparation & experience in basic nursing assistant procedures, skills, patient care, safety and emergency care, and clinical exposure.

  • Essential Skills

    Students develop a variety of basic nursing skills including: Activities of daily living, Measure and record accurate vital signs and help all clients, Recognition of the individual rights of patients.

  • Flexible Schedule

    Because we know not everyone’s schedules are the same, we offer classes during the weekday, evening, and weekend!

Cost & Payment Options

Course Schedules

75-Hour CNA Day Fast Track

Become a Nurse Aide in just 2 weeks! The Fast Track classes are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
MAR 14 – APR 1
APR 4 – APR 22
APR 25 – MAY 13
MAY 16 – JUN 3
JUN 6 – JUN 24
JUN 27 – JUL 15
JUL 18 – AUG 5

4 Week Evening Class

Become a Nurse Aide in just 4 Weeks of Evening Classes!

Evening Classes meet Monday – Friday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Next CNA Class Starts Soon

Our graduation rate is 98% for the CNA program at AM Training Institute.
As we have not yet started the Dental Assisting Program, there are no graduation rates available at this time.

Classes are filling up quickly.

The CNA Training Program Curriculum

We are in compliance with OBRA & Title 22 regulations to include in the curriculum:

  • Introduction to Nursing Assistant
  • Patients’ Rights
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skill
  • Body Mechanics
  • Medical & Surgical Asepsis
  • Weights & Measures
  • Patient Care Skills
  • Patient Care Procedures
  • Vital Signs
  • Nutrition
  • Emergency Procedures & Safety
  • Care of the Long-Term Resident
  • Rehabilitative Nursing
  • Observation & Charting
  • Death & Dying

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CNA?

CNA stands for Certified Nurse Assistant. A CNA provides hands-on care to patients and residents in residential care settings, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. The Nursing Home Reform Act, adopted by congress in 1987, defined the training and evaluation standards for nursing assistants.

How much does the program cost?

We charge $660 for tuition for our CNA classes. Students pay for their own supplies (examples here): scrubs, watch, shoes, pens and notebooks.

How long is the program?

The program is 75 hours split between classroom and clinical time.

Do I need to have a college degree to attend classes?

No, this program is open to anyone 16 and over with parent/guardian permission and over 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must pass a criminal background check.

Is your CNA training program state certified?

Yes, we are accredited by the Iowa State Department of Health.

How old do I have to be to take the class?

Applicants must be 16 years of age by the first day of class.

Will I be guaranteed employment?

No, we do not guarantee employment upon completion of the course. However, we work with several staffing agencies to help students who complete the program and pass the state exam.

What will the program cover?

Curriculum will cover necessary material to pass the written and the skills portions of the state CNA exam. Emphasis is placed on the basics of nursing and providing high-quality care to patients. Topics include but not limited to: nursing care basics, vital signs, resident rights, confidentiality, restorative care, HIV/AIDS, CPR, and 23 hands on skills.

Will I have to renew my CNA license?

Yes, your CNA certification must be renewed annually with the state on or before the applicant’s birthday.

Our Mission Statement

To equip health care professionals with the right skills and experience hence making them successful in acquiring employment and practicing their expertise to the patients.