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: 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
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
Various dates (see brochure), 8am-2pm
SWCC Creston Campus (Rm 333) and Osceola Center (Rm 106)
Instructor: Barb Campbell, RN
Cost: $75

Mandatory Reporting: Child and Dependent Adult Abuse
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
April 6, 2015 ~ 5-9pm
SWCC Creston Campus Instructional Center Room 333
Instructor: Cheryl Blazek, BS, EMT-P, Certified Abuse Prevention Educator
Cost: $30 each session or $40 for both sessions

Supervision in Long Term Care
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
Tues/Weds, April 7-April 29, 2015 ~ 2pm-7pm
Afton Care Center; Afton, Iowa
Instructor:  Janet Wuebker, RN
Cost: $300 (includes Iowa resident tuition and class materials)

Certified Medication Aide
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
Mon/Wed/Fri April 13-29, 2015 ~ 9am-3pm
SWCC Creston Campus Instructional Center Room 333
Instructor: Jean Gibbons, RN
Cost: $235 (IA Resident Tuition), $65 (Book)

Trauma Nursing Core Course
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
April 23 & 24, 2015 ~ 8am-4pm
SWCC Creston Campus Instructional Cener Room 333
Instructor: Mary Groves, Lead Instructor; Ben Brightwell, Jeannette Gehrke, Holly Christensen
Cost: $325 Iowa Resident

Nurse Aide Training (Creston, Day)
Brochure (PDF) - Online Registration Form
Class: Mon/Wed/Fri, June 1-19, 2015 (8:30am-2:30pm)
SWCC Creston Campus Instructional Center Room 333
Clinical: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, June 22-25, 2015 (7am-3:30pm)
Crest Haven Care Center, 1000 E Howard St, Creston
Testing will take place July 9, 2015
Instructor:  Amanda Brundage, RN
Total Costs:  $550

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