Southwestern offers a variety of classes for health professionals. Choose one of the following areas for the current classes scheduled. (All health classes must be paid at the time of registration or a letter received from your employer stating that they will pay for the class in order to secure your spot on the roster.  Most classes are limited in size.)

To assist in streamlining the registration process we are going to an online registration format. Please select your class and the dates you want then register by clicking on the online registration link or going to class registration. Don’t forget to print off your class flier with dates and times of your course. If your class is being paid for by your employer pick bill agency and be prepared to put the information for your employer in at the end of the registration form.                 

Nurse Aide Competency Testing (Brochure) - Online Registration Form
Two Thursdays each month, 8:30 AM
Contact: Jean Gibbons
You must be registered prior to testing.
Cost: $135 ($85 for Skills Test and $50 for Written Test) 

All Nurse Aide classes end with state testing and upon successful completion you will be placed on the Direct Care Worker Registry.

For more information, please view our brochure

Please bring this application with you, or mail it in with your check, before testing

To print your CNA license, please visit the Direct Care Worker Registry website.  SWCC does not have access to this information.

Medication Manager (PDF Brochure) - Online Registration Form
Osceola:  July 15 & 16, 2014 ~ 8am - 2 pm
Creston:  July 29 & 30, 2014 ~ 8am - 2pm
Osceola:  August 26 & 28, 2014 ~ 8am - 2pm
Creston:  September 23 & 24, 2014 ~ 8am - 2pm
Osceola:  October 28 & 29, 2014 ~ 8am - 2pm
Creston:  November 18 & 19, 2014 ~ 8am - 2pm
Osceola:  December 16 & 17, 2014 ~ 8am - 2pm
Creston - SWCC Instructional Center, 1501 W Townline
Osceola - SWCC Center, 2520 College Drive
Cost: $75 per person
Instructor: Barb Campbell, RN

Supports Intensity Scale (PDF Brochure) - Online Registration Form
Thursday, August 14, 2014 ~ 9:45 am - Noon
Delivered via ICN at various locations throughout Iowa
Creston Location:  SWCC Instructional Center Room 211
Cost:  FREE

MDS & OASIS Submissions and CASPER Reporting System Training (via ICN)
 - Online Registration Form
SWCC Instructional Center ICN Room 211
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 ~ 1:30-4 PM
Fee:  $25.00

MDS Submissions, CASPER Reporting System, and Case Mix Report Training (via ICN)
 - Online Registration Form
SWCC Instructional Center ICN Room 207
Thursday, September 18, 2014 ~ 2-4 PM
Fee:  $25.00

Mandatory Reporting (PDF Brochure) - Online Registration Form
Child and Dependent Adult Abuse
September 18, 2014 ~ 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Presented by Angie Davis, LPN, Certified Abuse Prevention Educator
Location:  SWCC Instructional Center Room 333, Creston
Cost:  $30

Supervision in Long Term Care (PDF Brochure) - Online Registration Form
Mon/Wed, September 22 - October 15, 2014 ~ 2-7 pm
Instructor:  Janet Wuebker, RN
Location:  Afton Care Center; Afton, Iowa
Cost: $300

Creston Nurse Aide Training - Day (PDF Brochure) - Online Registration Form
Classroom: Mon/Thurs/Fri, September 22-October 3, 2014 ~ 8:30am-4:30pm
Clinical: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, October 6-9, 2014 ~ 7am-3:30pm
Instructor:  Brooke Owen, RN
Costs:  $550 (IA Resident Tuition $335, Book $60, Background Check $20, Testing $135)

Osceola Nurse Aide Training - Day (PDF Brochure) - Online Registration Form
Classroom: October 6 - 10, 2014 ~ 8am-4:30pm
Clinical: October 13-17, 2014 ~ 7am-3:30pm
Instructor: Barb Campbell, RN
Costs: $550 (IA Resident Tuition $335, Book $60, Testing $135, Background Check $20)

Trauma Nursing Core Course (PDF Brochure) - Online Registration Form
Osctober 16 & 17, 2014 ~ 8pm-4pm
Presented by Jeannette Gehrke, Lead Instructor, Ben Brightwell, Mary Groves, and Holly Christensen
Location:  SWCC Instructional Center Room 333, Creston Campus
Tuition: $325 Iowa Resident

Certified Medication Aide (PDF Brochure) - Online Registration Form
M/W/F, October 22 - November 7, 2014 ~ 9am-3pm
SWCC Instructional Center Room 333, Creston campus
Instructor:  Jean Gibbons, RN
Cost:  IA Resident Tuition $235, Book $65

IANCE 23rd Annual Conference
Friday, November 21, 2014 ~ 8:30 am - 3:15 pm
"Making It Happen:  Enahancing Healthcare Education Through Technology"
Michele L. Deck, RN, MEd, BSN, LCCE, FACCE
Unity Point Health - Des Moines Education Center

Self Study Courses

Online CEU's for the bargain price of $29.95 gives you access to over 130 offerings for one year and they are approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.  When paying, use the coupon code SWCC09 to receive a $3 discount and we get credit for having you use the service!  Start at 

Please call for more information 1.800.247.4023, ext. 445 or 641.782.1445