75-Hour CNA


Why Choose Signature Healthcare?

We are DIFFERENT from the rest! We help our students achieve success every step of the way.  

FAST Track, Evening and Weekend Classes offered.  Students may choose from a variety of class schedules that will accommodate their work, family or personal schedules. A significant number of Signature Healthcare students are working adults seeking to upgrade their skill sets or start a new career in the medical field. Others wish to get their certification quickly and enroll in our FAST track classes!  

Excellence.  Our experienced and caring instructors will provide you the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in our program and pass your state examination.  

Hands-on Laboratory Training.  Signature Healthcare provides students with hands-on laboratory training beginning with the very first week of class. Our lab areas are designed to simulate the environment of a patient’s room.  

Life-long Learning.  The health care industry now more than ever is growing and needs quality medical professionals, and we want YOU to be a part of it. Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is the first step to becoming a nurse and for many colleges is a prerequisite.  

Our Success is Always Determined by Your Success!

About Our Class

The 75 hour nurse aide course has been revised to meet the training requirements of The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) for aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Emphasis in this course will be on students achieving a basic level knowledge. Students will also demonstrate skills in the clinical setting demonstrating the ability to provide safe and effective resident care.  

The course will include lecture, discussion, videos, handouts, demonstrations, laboratory experiences, role playing, textbook assignments, and other appropriate activities to assist students in mastering competencies. The course is broken into 3 segments: 30 hours of lecture, 15 hours of lab and 30 hours of supervised clinical experiences. Clinical setting will be in a nursing facility. Students will be notified of clinical sites on the first day of class. During the experience students will be assigned to provide care to one or more residents.  

Students will be given quizzes and unit exams throughout the course. For successful completion of the course students must complete the skills checklist satisfactorily, receive a satisfactory clinical evaluation, and receive an acceptable grade on the course final examination to pass the course. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive a certification of completion and will be eligible to take the required written and practical competency examination required by the State of Iowa for certification.


75-Hour FAST Track (DAY)--All Dates Subject to Change

Meets Monday-Friday for 2 weeks

Classroom Days 8:00am - 4:30pm & Clinical Days 7:30am - 3:30pm

  • February 26 - March 9
  • March 12 - March 23
  • April 9 - April 20
  • April 23 - May 4
  • May 7 - May 18
  • June 4 - June 15
  • July 2 - July 13  (Includes Saturday 7/7--No Class 7/4)
  • July 30 - August 10
  • August 27 - September 8  (Includes Saturday 9/8--No Class 9/3)
  • September 10 - September 21
  • September 24 - October 5
  • October 22 - November 2
  • November 5 - November 16
  • December 5 - December 18  (10 Days, Wednesday - Tuesday)

75-Hour Evening/Saturday--All Dates Subject to Change

Meets for 6 weeks-ONLY 4 Saturdays--Unless Specified

Classroom time; Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30pm - 9:30pm & Saturdays from 8:00am - 4:30pm Clinical Saturdays 7:30am - 3:30pm 

  • April 10 - May 19               (Saturdays: 4/14, 4/21, 5/12 & 5/19)
  • May 22 - June 23               (Saturdays: 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 & 6/23) & (2 Wednesdays 5/23 & 5/30)
  • June 26 - July 28                (5 Saturdays: 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21 & 7/28)(No Class on 7/3)                                             (There will be class on Monday 7/2)
  • July 31 - September 6      (Saturdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25)
  • September 11 - October 18  (Saturdays: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 & 10/13)
  • October 23 - December 1     (5 Saturdays: 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 & 12/1)                                                   (No Class Thanksgiving Week)                                                                                                                                                             

Online Registration Forms


75-Hour CNA Registration Packet

The class SUPPLIES LIST & 2-STEP TB test forms can be found in the FORMS section of our website.

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150-Hour Advanced CNA Registration Packet

The SUPPLIES LIST, TB & PHYSICAL forms can be found in the FORMS section of our website.

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