North Iowa Area Community College

North Iowa Area Community College

Health Care Training in Northern Iowa
Admissions: (641)-422-4245

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North Iowa Area Community College

The health care industry has been experiencing a shortage of skilled nursing personnel, and it’s predicted that this gap will only widen over time. In the next four years, U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts that nursing jobs will grow between 17-24%, and that includes in the northern Iowa area. Cities such as Forest City, Clear Lake, Garner, Northwood, Lake Mills, Mason City, Cresco and New Hampton will in particular see a significant increase in nursing jobs and medical assistant positions.

Health care and nursing training at NIACC

North Iowa Community College prepares students for an exciting and in-demand career in healthcare, including degree and certificate programs in nursing, practical nursing and medical administrative. In northern Iowa, medical assistant jobs pay a mean annual salary of $30,780 and the coursework can be completed in two years. A registered nurse job in northern Iowa can pay a mean annual salary of $68,910, and the coursework can be completed in approximately two and a half years.

Medical administrative assistant degree

The Medical Administrative Assistant Degree program is designed to prepare students for employment in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, public health departments, Civil Service, medical laboratories, pharmaceutical houses, insurance companies, business and industrial firms with large medical departments, and foundations devoted to medical research.

Neonatal resuscitation program

This course provides participants with the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate neonatal resuscitation skills. It includes an overview and principals of resuscitation, initial steps, use of devices, chest compressions, intubation, LMA insertion, medications, special considerations, resuscitation of the pre-term baby, and end of life ethics and care. Course follows American Academy of Pediatrics and AHA 2011 guidelines. The skills portion of NRP is approved for .24 CEU’s for nurses, 2 CEH’s for EMS providers.

Nursing associate degree

Associate Degree Nursing is designed to prepare men and women for general staff registered nursing positions which involve direct care of patients. Career opportunities include: Hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics, health maintenance organizations, private offices and clinics of doctors and dental surgeons, government agencies and the military, visiting nurse associations, community, healthcare agencies, temporary staff agencies and entrepreneurial ventures.

Practical nursing degree

Practical Nursing is designed to prepare individuals to work in nursing situations which are relatively stable and unchanging. They are also prepared to assist experienced registered nurses and physicians in nursing situations that are complex and changing. Licensed Practical Nurses work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private doctors’ offices, public health agencies, home healthcare services, government agencies, welfare and religious organizations, nurses’ registries and temporary health agencies and private duty.

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  • North Iowa Area Community College

    500 College Dr.
    Mason City, IA 50401

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