Nurse Aide II

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

NOTE: Criminal background check and drug screen

Students whose criminal background check/drug screen does not meet hospital standards will not be allowed to continue in the program.

Course Description

The Nurse Aide II Training Program is a 164 hour, non-credit course that prepares graduates to perform more complex skills for patients and residents. This course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge and training required to be a competent NA II practitioner. Emphasis is on the role of the NA II and the physical needs of the patient specific to: sterile procedures, oxygen therapy, urinary catheterization, wound care, tracheostomy care, elimination procedures, suctioning, peripheral IV monitoring, tube feedings and glucose monitoring. After successful completion of the course the student is eligible for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide II Registry. Clinical experiences are provided in an acute care setting.

Program Highlights

  • Taught by registered nurses approved to teach this program by the NCBON
  • Provides classroom, laboratory and clinical experience consistent with the standards of practice of the North Carolina Board of Nursing
  • Meets and exceeds the standards set forth by the NCBON for listing on the NA II Registry
  • Includes 84 hours of classroom/lab time and 80 hours of clinical time.

Requirements

  • Proof of High School diploma or GED®
  • Listing as NA I on the NC Registry
  • Current CPR card – AHA Basic Life Support for Health Care professionals
  • Drivers license or other government issued photo ID
  • Appropriate Immunizations (Must bring documentation of all of the above except immunizations when registering for class)
  • Background check

Immunizations

In order to attend clinical, you will need to have proof of the following immunizations.

  • TB (1 step) or TB risk assessment OR Chest X-ray: Within one year prior to beginning day of class. (Chest x-ray necessary ONLY for students who have or have had positive TB test in the past)
  • MMR: Two vaccinations OR a positive antibody titer for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. If the titer is negative or equivocal, student must receive a booster shot.
  • Varicella (Chicken pox): Two vaccinations OR positive antibody titer. Titer if history of disease.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap) or TD booster: Within last 10 years.* (Tdap recommended)
  • Hepatitis B Series: Three vaccinations AND antibody titer. If titer is negative the student must restart the series of three immunizations. The initial immunization is followed by a second, one month later, and a third, 5 months later.
  • Flu vaccine: Must have flu vaccine for the current season (October through March) or you will be required to wear a mask at all times when in contact with patients.
  • # Titer: antibody titer is a blood test that measures the presence and amount of antibodies in the blood.

Class schedule

We offer both a seated class and a hybrid class for NA II. The hybrid class is part on-line with labs on campus 4 hours/week and two 8-hour clinical days/week at a local hospital. The seated class will be in the evening with clinical hours scheduled in the evening. Clinical hours may vary from class hours.