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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nurse Aide Certificate (C45840)

Location(s): Carrington-Scott Campus (Graham Campus)

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Program Description

The 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.

Upon completion, the student may be eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I and other selected Nurse Aide registries as determined by the local program of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Describe the functions of body systems appropriate to the nurse aide scope of practice.
  • Define common vocabulary and abbreviations used in health care.
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with professional work ethics.
  • Demonstrate compliance with safe standards of practice for the nurse aide.
  • Demonstrate competence with all skills required to test for listing as a nurse aide I with DHSR (Division of Health Service Regulation) Registry.
  • Demonstrate competence and proficiency in selected advanced nursing care procedures to be eligible for listing as a nurse aide II on the NC Board of Nursing Registry.


• Approved by NC Division of Health Service (DHSR) and NC Board of Nursing (NCBON)

• The nurse aide program is a state approved nurse aide I and II training program via DHSR, www.ncnar.org and the NCBON www.ncbon.com

Employment Opportunities

Upon graduation students are eligible for work in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and extended care facilities.


Admission into this program requires a current college application.  For more specifics on admissions criteria contact the department head or the Student Success office.


Specific progressions and readmission criteria will be reviewed with students upon entry into the program. Students must maintain a minimum grade of “B” in all Nurse Aide (NAS) courses and satisfactory completion of all skills to remain in the program.

Clinical sites will require a criminal records check, drug testing, immunizations including yearly flu vaccine and twostep TB skin test, or other requirements before students are allowed to participate at their facility.

Technical Standards

Students entering the program must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical, and cognitive standards. This information is found in the admissions office and in the program handbook.

Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact the Disability Services Coordinator at 336-506-4130 for more specific information.

Additional Program Costs

The Nurse Aide curriculum has additional costs associated with it. Students who enroll in this program are required to pay for such items as certification exams, achievement tests, uniforms, supplies, and the like. Many of these are required as part of the curriculum, but are not provided by the College. Additional expenses required for this program are listed below with approximate costs.

  • Textbooks-$100
  • Uniforms-$60
  • Supplies (blood pressure cuff, stethoscope)-$50
  • Two-step TB skin test, Annual Flu and Covid Vaccines required-varies
  • Liability insurance-$16 per year
  • Name badge-$10
  • Criminal background check and urinary drug screen-$60
  • CPR (recommended)-$60
  • NNAAP Nurse Aide exam-$140
  • NCBON registration fee for NAII-$30

1st Semester

Semester Total: 10 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 6 Credit Hour(s)

2nd Semester

Semester Total: 11 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 6 Credit Hour(s)

Total: 21 Contact Hour(s)

Total: 12 Credit Hour(s)

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