Certified Nurse Assistants work in a variety of health care settings such as nursing homes, physicians’ offices, assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, hospice centers, and home health care agencies. CNA classes are an essential part of the preparation to become a nurse aide in North Carolina. The training will cover basic nursing skills, measuring and recording vital signs, personal care, communication, patient safety, and responding to emergencies, and the role and responsibility of the nurse aide. Nursing assistants are a vital part of the healthcare team, working alongside and under the supervision of nurses to care for patients.
Completing the Nurse Aide I program is not only required for a listing on the Nurse Aide I Registry but may also be required for enrolling in a nursing degree program. You must apply for and pass the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry exam to be listed added to the Registry to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
New Hope Medical Training
The state-approved Nurse Aide I program offered by New Hope Medical Training prepares adults for a fulfilling career in healthcare. The curriculum covers 132 contact hours of theory and practical instruction – 43.5 hours of lecture, 56.5 hours of lab, and 32 hours of clinical. Students will acquire skills to provide resident care under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Course units include Infection Control, Communication, Nutrition, Pain, Incident Reports, Dignity, Person-Centered Care, Body Mechanics, End of Life, Mental Health, Dementia, Nursing Process, Body Systems, Cognitive Effects of Aging, and Family Support. After successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the NC Nurse Aide competency exam to be added to the Nurse Aide I Registry.
- Be 18 years or older
- Submit a copy of high school, GED or college transcript
- Must be proficient in English reading, writing, and comprehension
- Attend an interview with an Admissions Representative
- Submit a photo ID and social security card
- Pass a criminal background check
- Sign the consent/participation forms for lab practice
- Submit a negative TB test (completed within the last year) or a recent negative TB chest x-ray
- Submit a completed application and fee of $100
The cost of the program is $724. It includes tuition, textbooks, service fee, and application fee. The service fee of $51 applies to students who utilize the payment plan. Other fees include TB test, criminal background check, and uniform.
- Website: http://www.nhmtraining.com/cna-student-portal
- Address: 1400 Battleground Ave. Greensboro, NC 27408 Suite 215 C-1
- Phone: (877) 221-7757
- Alt: (336) 542-5357
Guilford Technical Community College
The Nursing Assistant program at Guilford Technical Community College combines theory and practical training to prepare students for entry-level employment as a nurse assistant. The course consists of 202 hours of classroom and clinical studies. Areas of study include body systems, observation and reporting, dementia, end of life care, communication, personal care, infection control, nutrition, and body mechanics. Graduates will be qualified to take the N.C. State Nursing Aide examination to be added to the NC Nurse Aide I Registry. GTCC is a Designated Testing Center so candidates can take the written and skills portions of the exam in a familiar environment. The duration of the training is three months.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or GED from an accredited school
- Must have a government-issued social security card and a valid photo ID such as a passport or driver’s license
- Provide two copies of a negative TB test result
- Must have a valid flu shot for the duration of the program
- Clinical sites may require a background check and drug screen
The reregistration fee for the course is $204.50. Other costs include student manual, white scrubs, white shoes, student ID badge, TB test, flu vaccine, watch with a second hand, and pocket notebook.
- Website: https://www.gtcc.edu/academics/academic-programs/programs/workforce-development-corporate-training/health/nursing-assistant-I-training-program.php
- Address: 601 E. Main Street P.O. Box 309 Jamestown, NC 27282
- Phone: 336-334-4822
- Email: email@example.com
Alamance Community College
Alamance Community College’s Nurse Aide I (NAS 101) program prepares students to provide direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed nurse. The curriculum will cover 160 hours of classroom theory and supervised clinical experiences in basic nursing skills. Experienced instructors will emphasize patient safety, personalized care, basic restorative care, legal and ethical issues, elimination, infection prevention, the aging process, mental health, dementia, rehabilitation, nutrition, and end of life care. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and skills in the essential services provided by a nurse aide and be prepared to test for a listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. There is a strict attendance policy for the program. Students are expected to attend all classes. Classes meet two days a week for 16 weeks. Day or evening schedules are available. A fast-track option is available all year round. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:40 pm or 4:00 pm to 9:40 pm.
- Submit a completed application for admission to Alamance Community College
- A high school diploma or GED is not required but applicants without a diploma must test out of Reading and English DRE-096 and Math DMA-010
- Obtain TB clearance and have a current flu shot
- Complete a satisfactory background check
- Have current CPR certification
The registration fee is $482 and includes liability insurance and the student fee of $10. Other costs include books, uniform, shoes, CPR certification, NNAAP exam, mandatory drug screen, and immunizations.
- Website: https://www.alamancecc.edu/nursing-assistant-department/
- Address: 1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd., Graham, NC 27253-8000
- Phone: (336) 578-2002
- Fax: (336) 578-1987
Mount Eagle College & University
The Nurse Aide I Training Program at Mount Eagle supports the development of fundamental nursing skills that are essential for entry-level employment as a nurse aide. The 120-hour curriculum is designed to cover the minimum requirements for providing care within the nurse aide scope of practice and take the state exam to be listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry. Courses include nutrition, patient safety, vital signs, observation and reporting, infection control, dementia, communication, and body mechanics. The program is delivered in traditional and online hybrid formats. Day and evening classes are offered.
- A high school diploma or GED
- Submit a completed application and non-refundable fee of $35
- Provide a negative TB test or chest x-ray
- Pass a background check and drug screen
Tuition costs $951 and includes scrubs, BLS certification, and certification exam. The background check fee, registration fee, stethoscope, tennis shoes, and application fee are not included in the cost.
- Website: https://www.mounteag.com/academics/certificate-programs/cna-i/
- Address: Good Museum Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27105
- Phone: 336-776-0357
- Fax: 336-499-2002
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
The Nurse Aide I program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College helps adults develop basic skills to become competent health care professionals. The curriculum comprises of 153 hours of theory and practical instruction. Attendance of all classes is mandatory for completion of the training. Students are permitted to miss a total of 3 classes. Tardiness above 10 minutes after the class starts will be counted as absent. Program graduates are eligible to take the NC Nurse Aide Registry Exam. Days, evenings, and weekend schedules are offered.
- A completed nurse aide I application
- Submit completed physical and emotional and technical standards form
- Provide documentation of completing high school or equivalency or have completed an associate’s bachelor’s, or master’s degree
- Complete the Bronze Career Readiness Certification (CRC)
- Must have a valid government-issued picture ID
The class tuition of $200.43 is due at the time of registration. Other costs include uniform, textbooks, watch with a second hand, and uniform patch.
- Website: https://www.rccc.edu/healthoccupations/nurse-aide-i-program/
- Address: 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S, Salisbury, NC 28146
- Phone: 704-216-7222