NURSE AIDE

FTCC offers a 17 credit hour Nurse Aide Certificate in the Curriculum Division. This Certificate offers college credit for the following courses over two semesters.

Nurse Aide I (NAS) 101 

Introduces basic nursing skills required to provide safe, competent personal care for individuals. Emphasis is placed on person-centered care, the aging process, communication, safety/emergencies, infection prevention, legal and ethical issues, vital signs, height and weight measurements, elimination, nutrition, basic restorative care/rehabili-tation, dementia, mental health and end-of-life care. Upon completion, stduents should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills and be eligible to test for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.  Class hours per week: 3; Lab hours per week: 4; Clinical hours per week: 3, semester hour credits: 6 

Nurse Aide II (NAS) 102 

This course provides training in Nurse Aid II tasks. Emphasis is placed on the role of the Nursre Aid II, sterile technique and specific tasks such as urinary catheterization, wound care, respiratory procedures, ostomy care, peripheral IV assistive activities, and alternative feeding methods. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowlede and skills and safe performance of skills necessary to be eligible for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide II Registry.  Class hours per week: 3; Lab hours per week: 2; Clinical hours per week: 6, semester hour credits: 6 

Survey of Medical Terminology (MED) 120

This course introduces the vocabulary, abbreviations and symbols used in the language of medicine. Emphasis is placed on building medical terms using prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell and define accepted medical terms. Class hours per week: 2; semester hour credits: 2.

If you are a caring and compassionate person who wants to make a positive impact in a health care profession, this career may be for you. It will also be an excellent foundation for other areas of health care.