Program Overview

Nurse Aide I Continuing Education

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Students learn the basic nursing skills required to care for patients in a variety of health care settings. Through classroom instruction, laboratory work, and clinical rotations, students prepare to pass the NC Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation, a requirement to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.


Prerequisites

One of the following:

  • High School diploma/HS Equivalency certificate, OR
  • Proof of successful completion of EFL073, or DRE097, OR
  • A transcript documenting successful completion of a college-level English (ENG 111 or higher) course (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

The required book will be provided on the first class.

Students must provide proof of the following:

  • Proof of immunity for MMR, Varicella, Tdap (for the Hospital-Based course only)
  • Negative TB skin test within 6 months of the first day of class or a negative chest X-ray within the last 5 years.
  • Hepatitis immunity through vaccination or by signing a declination form.
  • An influenza (flu) vaccine depending on the season
     

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen

Students, at their expense, will also be required to undergo a criminal background check and show proof of specific immunizations prior to beginning the clinical portion of the training. A drug screen is required for the Hospital-based course. Certain findings on the criminal background check or drug screen may prohibit students from completing the program. Information about the drug screen and criminal background check will be provided the first day of class. Do not do this on your own.

Equipment and supplies

  • Hunter green scrub shirt and pants
  • White or black shoes with a closed toe and a closed heel
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Transfer belt
  • Watch with a second hand
  • Notebook and pens
     

Note: Registration must be completed in person or via fax with the required documentation submitted along with the registration form. The registration deadline is 5 days prior to the class start date.

The Nurse Aide I course qualifies for financial assistance. The grant deadline is 10 days prior to the class start date.
 

Orientation Schedule for Nurse Aide Short Courses

View the course schedule listed below. Orientation dates are as follows:

Course
Section
Orientation Date Orientation Time Location
70405 January 9 1-3 p.m. OCSDC, room 105
70421 January 10 1-3 p.m. Main Campus, room 8-114
70660 February 21 9-11 a.m. Main Campus, room 8-114
70402 February 28 1-3 p.m. Main Campus, room 8-114

 

Upcoming Program Events

Upcoming Class Offerings for Nurse Aide I - Short Course (NUR-3240H)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70405
1/13 - 3/16
3/23 - 4/15
4/20 - 4/20
Orange County
105
CLINICAL
105
M,W 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
M,W 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
M 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Classroom
70421
1/13 - 2/6
2/10 - 2/19
2/20 - 2/20
Main Campus
114
CLINICAL
114
M,T,W,TH,F 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
M,T,W,TH,F 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
TH 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Classroom
70660
2/25 - 4/3
4/9 - 4/24
4/28 - 4/28
Main Campus
114
CLINICAL
114
T,TH,F 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
T,TH,F 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
T 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Classroom
70402
3/2 - 4/29
5/6 - 6/8
6/10 - 6/10
Main Campus
114
CLINICAL
114
M,W 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
M,W 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
M 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Nurse Aide I Hospital Based Hybrid (NUR-3240J)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70657
1/22 - 1/22
1/22 - 1/22
1/23 - 3/3
3/5 - 4/2
4/7 - 4/7
1/27 - 2/26
4/9 - 4/9
4/14 - 4/14
Main Campus
114
ONLINE
114
CLINICAL
CLINICAL
ONLINE
114
114
W 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
T,TH 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
T,TH 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
T 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
M,W 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
TH 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
T 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hybrid