Nurse Aide

Nursing Students with PatientThe Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.

Topics include growth and development, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household environment and equipment management, family resources and services, and employment skills.

Course Descriptions

Accreditation

The Nurse Aid I curriculum is regulated by the Division of Health Services Regulation, a division of the the Department of Health and Human Services.

Department of Health and Human Services
801 Biggs Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

The Nurse Aide II curriculum is regulated by the NC Board of Nursing.

NC Board of Nursing
PO Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602

Graduates of this curriculum may be eligible to be listed on the registry as a Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide II. They may be employed in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctors’ offices.

Employment Outlook

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

– Register and take the North Carolina NACES Exam
– Pass both the written and skills portion of the NACES exam
– Be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry
– Take a Nurse Aide II course
– Readily find employment after being listed on the Nurse Aide Registry
– Earn a Certificate or a Diploma in Nurse Aide after completing additional courses
– Meet the pre-requisite for entrance into an Associate Degree Nursing or Nuclear Medicine program

No associate degree currently available.

Nurse Aide Diploma (D45970)

Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisites: None
Award: Diploma

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Nurse Aid Certificate (C45840)

Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: CPR Certification, TB Screening, and Vaccinations required 2 weeks prior to first day of class.
Award: Certificate

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High School Connections Program

Nurse Aid Certificate

Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: CPR Certification, TB Screening, and Vaccinations required 2 weeks prior to first day of class.
Award: Certificate

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Certified Nursing Assistant I

This course prepares graduated to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis is on the process of aging including mental, social, and physical needs of the elderly, patient rights, nutrition management, diseases/disorders, and human body structure and function, etc. The course includes class, laboratory, and clinical learning experience.

Certified Nursing Assistant I Refresher

The CNA I Refresher course provides an opportunity for nursing assistants to update their knowledge of personal care and basic nursing skills needed for care for patients. Upon completion of a written examination and a skills/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to put in an application for listing on the Nursing Aide I Registry, through the Division of Facility Services, as a North Carolina Community College Refresher Course candidate.

Certified Nursing Assistant II

The CNA II course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. The course includes class, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II with the North Carolina Board of Nursing Nurse Aide Registry. In all employment settings, the listed Nursing Assistant II will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel.

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