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Nurse Aide – Certificate

Credential: Certificate
Code: C45840

This curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed health care professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.

Course work emphasizes growth and development throughout the life span, 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.

Graduates of this curriculum may be eligible to be listed on the Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide registry as Nursing Assistant I and the N.C. Board of Nursing Nurse Aide II registry as a Nursing Assistant II. They may be employed in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctors’ offices.

This program leads to a certificate. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the following course requirements.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Applicable fees are attached to NAS courses in this program and the student is required to purchase uniforms.


Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
NAS 101 Nurse Aide I 3 4 3 6
NAS 102 Nurse Aide II 3 2 6 6
Total Semester Hours in Program 6 6 9 12