Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College

Health Care Job Training in Southwestern Iowa
Admissions: 641-782-1421

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Have a hard time finding a good job that pays well and is rewarding? You might want to consider a career in nursing! The health care sector is seeing growth in southwestern Iowa, and there is an urgent need for nurses. Jobs for nurses can be found in cities such as Osceola, Bedford, Mount Ayr, Leon, Lamoni, Corning, Creston and Red Oak.

Nursing job training at Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College can prepare you for an exciting career in the health care industry through its nursing education program. This field is growing between 17-24%, and the mean annual salary for nurses in Iowa ranges from $41,920 to $68,910. 

Registered Nurse and Nursing Education

SWCC offers nursing education as a ladder program.  This means students must complete their practical nursing (PN) year at SWCC (or another college/university) and pass the PN licensure exam to be eligible for SWCC's registered nursing program (RN).  Students with a PN license may choose to work while completing the RN program, or enter the workforce full time. Classes begin annually in late-August and graduation is in late-June. The Creston campus offers PN and RN and the Red Oak Center offers RN only.

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Main Campus

1501 West Townline Street
Creston, IA  50801

Red Oak Center

2300 N 4th St
Red Oak, IA

Osceola Center

2520 College Dr
Osceola, IA

Contact Information


Creston: 641-782-1421

Veteran Services

Creston: 641-782-1326