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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.

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Nurse Aide Competency Testing
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
Two Thursdays each month, 8:30 AM
Contact: Janet Wuebker, RN
You must be registered prior to testing.
Cost: $150 (Written Test $55, Skills Test $95)

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 - Creston & Osceola
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
Creston - September 26 & 27, or November 14 & 15, 2017
Osceola - August 15 & 16, or October 24 & 25, or December 19 & 20, 2017
Instructor:  Sandra Eddy, RN or Donna Walter, RN
Cost:  $85 per person

75 Hour Nurse Aide Training
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
August 21-September 11, 2017 (Class)
SWCC Instructional Center (Creston) Room 333
September 13-20, 2017 (Clinical)
Crest Haven Care Centre, Creston
Cost: $575 Pre-Payment Required
Instructor: Donna Walter, RN

Participants must complete and sign a required Background Check when enrolling in a 75 Hour Nurse Aide Training. These must be received  at least 3 business days prior to the start of class.

Complete and sign a separate Request Form (page 1) for each last name.

Submit completed paperwork to: 
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FAX: 641.782.1334
Mail:  SWCC Continuing Education, 1501 W. Townline Street, Creston, IA 50801

For questions regarding submission of the background check paperwork call 641.782.1445

Mental Health First Aid For Law Enforcement
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
August 2 & 3, 2017 ~ 12:30pm-4:30pm
SWCC Performing Arts Center Multipurpose Room (Creston)

Certified Medication Aide
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
September 12-October 4, 2017
SWCC Instructional Center (Creston) Room 333
Cost: $375
Instructors: Jean Gibbons, RN; Janet Wuebker, RN

Trauma Nursing Core Course
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
October 12 & 13, 2017 ~ 8am-4pm
SWCC Instructional Center (Creston) Room 333
Tuition: $350 Iowa Resident
Instructors: Mary Groves, Holly Christensen, Jeannette Gehrke, Michele Williams

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 

To get a login ID and password users you will first need to buy a course or bundle which you can do by clicking Buy Online which will take you here,  After the purchase you will get an email with login credentials for this site and you can take their purchased courses.

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