Health and Public Services

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

PNN100 Nursing Assistant

3 creditsThis course is designed to meet the training requirements of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) for aides working in nursing facilities (NF) and skilled nursing facilities (SNF). Emphasis in the course is on students achieving a basic level of knowledge and demonstrating skills to provide safe, effective resident/client care. This course parallels PNN-132 Nursing Fundamentals I.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 16 Clinic Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $553.50 *

Search for Sections

To search for available sections of PNN100:

  1. Visit the Course Search in My Hawkeye.
  2. Select a Term from the dropdown.
  3. In the "Subjects" dropdown select "PNN"
  4. In the "Course Number" column type "100"
  5. Click the Submit button

Registering for PNN100 Nursing Assistant

  1. Search for the PNN100 section you would like to register for and have that number available when you register.

  2. If this is the first time you've registered for classes at Hawkeye, complete the Guest Student Intent to Register.

    You will receive an email from Records and Registration once your Intent to Register has been processed. Please allow up to two business days for processing.

  3. Call 319-296-2460 or 1-800-6704743 to register.

  4. Mail your tuition to:
    Hawkeye Community College
    Attn: Business Office
    PO Box 8015
    Waterloo, IA 50704

Tuition must be paid in full or a billing authorization must be received before the first day of your course.

Billing of tuition to a third party, such as an employer or agency is possible upon receipt of written confirmation through a purchase order, letter on company letterhead, or fax on company letterhead with course number, name of person attending the course, and authorized signature. Fax number is 319-296-1674.

If you register and are unable to attend and notify Hawkeye Community College 48 working hours prior to the first class session, a full refund will be made. There will be no refunds otherwise. This policy also pertains to third party billings. To assure cancellations are recorded, please contact the Program Coordinator.

8-Hour Nurse Aide Refresher Course

This review is to help facilitate re-entry into the long-term care workforce. This is a content and skills review, not the full Nurse Aide course. This is intended to prepare you for the state competency testing.


  • Successful completion of a full Nurse Aide Course or PNN132 Fundamentals of Nursing I within the last five years.

  • Certificate of completion for the Nurse Aide course or a copy of your transcript for the PNN132 Fundamentals of Nursing I course.

  • Must have worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide within the past five years.

View 8-Hour Nurse Aide Refresher dates and times and register online.

Nurse Aide Competency Exam

To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in Nursing Facilities and Skilled Nursing Facilities, completion of a minimum 75 hour course and a written and skills competency examination or a written and skills competency examination is required.

View Nurse Aid Exam dates and times and register online.

Program Coordinator

Elizabeth Cummings
Grundy Hall 124
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