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Nurse Aide (170 Hours)

This course prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Students learn a variety of health care topics, hands on skills, and participate in clinical experiences. Upon successful completion of this course, the student may be eligible to take the NNAAP examination and pursue listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide registry.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Two forms of identification (driver’s license and social security card) at registration 
  • Documentation of complete immunization records including proof of MMR1 and 2 or individual titers, current TB test (must be active upon completion of course), varicella infection by medical record, varicella titer or varicella immunization if the titer is negative, proof of hepatitis B vaccine (completed dose 1, 2, and 3) or signed MCC waiver. 
  • Tetanus shots for clinical sites

Training Includes:

  • Dressing, bathing and skin care
  • Feeding, mouth, and hair care
  • Making beds
  • Toileting assistance, catheter, and bowel and bladder care
  • Taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, etc.)
  • Helping patients walk
  • Assisting with range-of-motion exercises
  • Helping wheelchair-bound patients using safe patient handling devices
  • Turning and positioning bedridden patients regularly
  • Safely awareness (observing, reporting, and documentation)
  • Performing postmortem care
  • Performing general patient care
  • 4 hours of exam prep
  • 6 hours of customer service

Cost of Class:

  • Tuition/Registration: $180
  • Text: $40.83 (subject to change)
  • Cost of CPR card
  • Liability insurance: $13
  • Optional accident insurance: $1.20

Other Fees:

  • Certification exam: $120
  • Drug screening for clinical site
  • Background check for clinical site

2/7–4/20 TTh 5:00–8:00 p.m. Clinicals may vary
Instructor: Vance–Yoder
Avery: 828.733.5883


1/4–5/10, MW, 4:00–7:00 p.m. Labs until 8:00 p.m.
Clinical schedule may vary
Instructor: Holmes
Yancey: 828.682.7315