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Nurse Aide I


This course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, or clients in a health care setting. Topics include communications, safety, patients' rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, and mental health. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to make application for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination necessary for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

A required orientation will be scheduled prior to the class.

Employment Opportunities

  • Long-term care facilities including skilled and intermediate care units
  • Hospitals
  • Home health agencies
  • Private homes
  • Family care homes
  • Homes for the aged and disabled
  • Adult day care centers
  • Retirement homes
  • Any health care agency that employs nurse aides.

Program Length

Classroom 54 hrs
Lab 36 hrs
Classroom Based Clinical 44 hrs
Clinical Externship Prep 8 hrs
"Mock" Competency Testing 24 hrs
TOTAL 166 hours

Program Costs

Amount due at Registration:

Registration fee $ 175.00
Mandatory liability insurance $ 5.00
Student accident insurance $ 1.25
TOTAL $ 181.25
  • Textbooks and supply bag are available at the CCCC Bookstore, and are required. Because of price variations from year to year, textbook prices are not listed for textbook prices.
  • Refer to the Instructor for facility's dress code policy.

Student Admission Requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • U.S. issued High School Diploma, GED, or pass an entrance exam scheduled prior to the class.
  • Photo ID, and social security or military ID card
  • Names that appear on the picture ID and Social Security Card MUST be identical in spelling
  • Verify the expiration date on the Driver's License or Photo ID
  • Criminal Record check, completed through FirstPoint, prior to the scheduled orientation
  • Successful completion of Healthcare Readiness Course
  • CPR certification from AHA or ARC
  • TB skin test, current within one year
  • Evidence of starting/completing Hepatitis B series or signed declination

Program Completion Requirement

  • Students must maintain course average of 75 or better
  • Successfully demonstrate competence on the skills check sheet
  • Student may not exceed the following limit on absences:
    • Classroom/laboratory: 8 hours
    • Clinical: 4 hours
  • Completion of missed assignments