The Nurse Aide I (NAS 101) is a 160 hour state approved course that prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed health care professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.
This course includes basic nursing skills required to provide safe,competent personal care for individuals. Emphasis is placed on person-centered care, the aging process, communication, safety/emergencies, infection prevention, legal and ethical issues, measurements, elimination, nutrition, basic restorative care/rehabilitation, dementia, mental health and end of life care. Upon completion,students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills and be eligible to test for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.
Upon successful completion of the nurse aide I course and successful completion of the state exam students are eligible to seek employment in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and extended care facilities.
Specific progressions and readmission criteria are in the Program handbook that will be given to students upon entry into the program. For questions contact the department head or admissions coordinator. Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” and satisfactory completion of all skills to remain in the program.
Clinical sites may require a criminal records check, drug testing or other requirements before students are allowed to participate at their facility.
Students entering the program must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical, and cognitive standards. This information is found in the admissions office and in the program handbook.
Student qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact the Coordinator for Special Needs and Counseling at 336-506-4130 for more specific information.