Link to Kirkwood Community College
Program - Nursing

Nursing is the largest health care profession in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that employment among nurses will grow faster than average for all occupations through 2014.

The first two semesters of the Practical Nursing (PN) and Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs are identical and provide a core of knowledge and skills that are common to both nursing roles. Kirkwood nursing classes cover medical, surgical, geriatric, maternal-child, mental health and home health nursing over the five-semester program. Patient care skills are learned in a supervised lab setting. Clinical experience begins in the first semester. Students receive clinical experience in all of the major areas of nursing and complete their clinics in area hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, mental health facilities, home health agencies and a variety of specialty clinics.

All students are required to complete Certified Nurse Aid training and successfully pass the written and skills examination before beginning the technical and clinical portion of the program. Students may obtain CNA training through Kirkwood’s Continuing Education Department. Students must be on the Iowa Direct Care Worker registry. Go to www.kirkwood.edu/ce for more information.
 

For more information contact:
Le Ann Parker

2172 Linn Hall

319-398-5563
lparker@kirkwood.edu

Cheryl Dake
2172 Linn Hall
319-398-4989
cheryl.dake@kirkwood.edu
 

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m 
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fax: 319-398-7750
 or visit www.discovernursing.com for more information regarding the Nursing profession.

Accreditation: 
The Nursing program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and the North Central — Higher Learning Commission.



Contact Information:
Iowa Board of Nursing
River Point Business Park

400 S.W. 8th Street
 Suite B

Des Moines, IA 50309-4685

(515) 281-3255
http://www.iowa.gov/nursing

Higher Learning Commission— North Central
200 S. LaSalle Street

Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604

(800) 621-7440

http://www.ncahlc.org


Students in this program may be eligible to have half of their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant. Click here for more details.