A QUICK INTRO
If you truly have the heart of a servant, and if you find fulfillment in doing for others what they cannot do for themselves, this is the career field for you. As a Nurse Aide, you will interact directly with patients, providing for their needs.
WHAT YOU STUDY
Topics include growth and development, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household environment and equipment management, family resources and services, and employment skills.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Upon completion, you're eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I and other selected Nurse Aide registries. This program is also a gateway to a wide variety of other healthcare professions.
WHAT YOU CAN EARN
For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out this link on our Career Coach assessment tool.
A CLOSER LOOK
Check out this video to learn about the program and the perks of working in this field.
Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.
FALL SEMESTER 1
|NAS||101||Nurse Aide I||6|
SPRING SEMESTER 1
|NAS||102||Nurse Aide II**||6|
|MED||121||Medical Terminology I||3|
|MED||122||Medical Terminology II||4|
**Students must have a GED or High School diploma before enrolling in the NAII course in order to be eligible to receive certification and be listed by the North Carolina Board of Nursing as as Nursing Aide II.
This certificate is also offered to high school students through the Career & College Promise initiative.