Nurse Aide

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

Nurse Aide I

The Nurse Aide I Training Program is a 146 hour, non–credit course that prepares graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills. Emphasis is on the process of aging including the mental, social, and physical needs of each client. The students will complete class, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. Clinical learning experiences are obtained in long term care facilities. In all employment settings, the Nurse Aide I will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel.

Upon satisfactory completion of the NA I program, the graduate is eligible to take the North Carolina NNAAP exam given by NACES. An exam fee of $101.00 is required. Upon achieving a passing grade, the graduate will be listed as a Nurse Aide I by the Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR).

The first step towards enrollment is to take the TABE reading placement test and score at least an 8.0. This is a free, 45-minute, no-appointment-necessary, reading test given in the Continuing Education Building, room 200. The testing center hours are Monday – Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.– 7:00 p.m. Students must have a high school diploma or a GED® to register, and present a photo ID.

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum meets the requirements for listing on the NC NA I Registry
  • Classes are taught by DHSR approved, experienced RN’s
  • Classes follow the curriculum and standards of practice set up by the NC DHSR
  • Prepares students to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) exam in NC
  • Offers in-facility testing (in Coastal’s NA labs, for Coastal Students only) for the NC NNAAP written and skills exam
  • Includes 40 hours of classroom time, 56 hours of lab time to practice and perfect your skills and 36 hours of clinical time to put what you have learned into practice

Immunizations

The following immunizations are required prior to clinical.

  • PPD or Chest X-Ray within one year prior to beginning day of class. You only need a chest x-ray if you have a prior history of a positive PPD.
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): Two MMR inoculations are required if born after 1956. One MMR inoculation is required if born in 1956 or before.
  • Varicella (Chicken pox): Provide date of disease, immunization, or titer.
  • Tetanus Diphtheria (TD): Within the last 10 years.
  • Hepatitis B Series: The series is made up of three doses. The second dose is given 1 month after the first and the third dose is given 6 months after the first dose. This vaccine is strongly recommended but is not mandatory.

Class Schedule

We generally offer three NA I classes each fall, spring and summer session. Both day and evening classes are offered to best meet your schedule. Take your TABE test now to get on our mailing list to receive an invitation to our next session of classes. Clinical experiences are a required component of the class and are not negotiable. Clinical hours may vary slightly from class hours.

Nurse Aide I Refresher

This 24-hour course consists of a classroom/lab review of knowledge and skills in basic nursing care performed by the Nurse Aide. If you were an NA I in another state, a Hospital Corpsman, or someone who has been out of the nursing field for a couple years, it is our goal to build upon the experience and knowledge that you have and prepare you to take the NC NA I exam.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Have completed an approved Nurse Aide training course of at least 75 hours.
  • Be currently registered as a Nurse Aide I in another state.
  • Have an expired Nurse Aide I registry listing within the last 4 years (any state).
  • Have status as a Hospital Corpsman (or similar military training from any branch of service) and require competency evaluation for the NC NAI registry.

To renew or be listed as a NA-I in the state of NC, the student must successfully pass a written and skills state administered exam. The fee for this exam is $101.00 which will be submitted to NACES. We will provide you with information regarding the test application, scheduling, and available test sites. A certificate of completion will be presented following successful completion of the course requirements. Classes are offered bi-monthly.

Class Hours: 24 Course Fee: $65 (Insurance $1.00)

Nurse Aide II

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.

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)

Immunizations

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

  • PPD OR Chest X-Ray – within one year prior to the beginning day of class. (You only need a chestx-ray if you have a prior history of a positive PPD)
  • MMR – Two MMR inoculations required if born after 1956. (One MMR inoculation required if born in 1956 or before.)
  • Varicella (Chicken pox) – Provide date of disease, immunization or titer.
  • Tetanus Diphtheria (TD) – Within the last 10 years.
  • Hepatitis B Series – The series is made up of three doses. The second dose is given 1 month after the first and the third dose is given 6 months after the first dose. This vaccine is strongly recommended but not mandatory.

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.