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Nurse Aide I (CNA)

The Certified Nursing Assistant Class prepares students to provide personal care and perform basic CNA skills for the elderly and other adults through classroom, lab, and clinical practice.

At a Glance

Learning Outcomes
  • Nurse Assistant Training will perform in a responsible, accountable, and professional manner in the classroom, skills laboratories and clinical sites.
  • Nurse Assistants will be able to apply the knowledge and skills learned in this course to pass the NNAAP NC Nurse Aide Written and Skills certification examinations, transition to other health care programs at CCC&TI, or become successfully employed in healthcare.
  • Nurse Aide students will be able to competently provide care for all patients in a long-term care facility, hospital, or home setting.
  • Nurse Aide students will be able to critically evaluate information, make decisions, and solve problems within their scope of practice, both independently and cooperatively in work environments.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, the current mean annual state wage is $26,540.00.
  • Employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed in long-term care facilities.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, the current mean annual state wage is $26,540.00.
  • Employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed in long-term care facilities.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Home
  • Retirement homes

To learn more about a career in the Nurse Aide I (CNA) field,visit CCC&TI’s Career Coach site for the following program:

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During clinical, Nurse Aide students gain experience by performing previously learned caregiver skills on residents in skilled nursing facilities. The CNA, who successfully completes all course requirements, receives a certificate of CNA class completion and becomes eligible to sit for the NNAAP North Carolina State Nurse Aide I competency examination. Students must successfully pass both the written and skills exam to be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry with the Division of Health & Human Service Regulation. Only then can they be employed as a Nurse Aide.

Looking for other Nursing educational Offerings? Visit CCC&TI’s Nursing Educational Opportunities webpage.

Office: Caldwell-H-113  Work Phone: 828.726.2319  Work Emailmbumgarner@cccti.edu

Please review and have good understanding of the contents of the Nurse Aide Information packet prior to registering for this course.

  1. Social Security card
    • Original SIGNED card
    • First and Last name on card must match government issued PHOTO ID
    • Cannot be laminated
  2. Government issued PHOTO ID
    • NCDL, Passport, Military ID
    • First and Last name on ID must match name on social security card
    • Must be valid and cannot expire before the end of class
  3. Immunization/Health Record Form (Required for clinicals)
    • Provided during orientation
    • Must be completed and signed, or stamped, by student’s health care provider or health department
    • Must have the following immunizations documented:
      1. Tetanus Booster within past 10 years OR record of Tdap
      2. Varicella (chickenpox) (2 shots or titer =/>1.09
      3. Measles, mumps, rubella – MMR (2 shots or + titer)
      4. Hepatitis B – (3 shots OR Positive Hepatitis B titer OR Declination)
      5. Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) – current, negative

For questions regarding immunizations, student should contact their healthcare provider recommendation of need, based upon age, health concerns and current CDC guidelines. If there are special considerations, the provider must document the need on letterhead or office stamp for validation.

Competitive Admissions

One important requirement for acceptance into the Nursing Program at CCC&TI as well as many other nursing programs throughout the state, is that students successfully complete Nurse Aide I training and become listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry. Also, these students receive one (1) point toward competitive admission into the Physical Therapy Assistant program at CCC&TI and 10 points toward competitive admission into the Radiology program at CCC&TI.

Cost 

ItemCost
Nurse Aide I registration fee$203.00
Scantrons$2.00
Textbooks*$12.50
Supplies$Varies
Scrubs, shoes, watch$Varies
Student I.D. Badge$2.50

*Must be purchased in College Bookstore.

Textbooks & Supplies Costs are subject to change.

Scholarships are available.

Courses currently on the schedule:

Course/SectionTitleMeeting InformationInstructor
NAS-3240-114Nurse Aide Level I09/09/2024-11/07/2024 Classroom Hours Monday 12:30PM – 04:30PM, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00AM – 4:30PM Building – H, Room 219Allen
NAS-3240-115Nurse Aide Level I09/10/2024-11/21/2024 Classroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 08:00AM – 04:30PM, Building – H, Room 221Arnica-Maxy
NAS-3240-116Nurse Aide Level I09/16/2024-12/09/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Wednesday 08:00AM – 04:30PM, Building – H, Room 208Caroway
NAS-3240-756Nurse Aide Level I09/09/2024-11/25/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:30PM – 04:30PM, W204, Room 114Johnson
NAS-3240-757Nurse Aide Level I09/09/2024-11/25/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM – 12:00 PM, W204, Room 117Elliott

For a full list of courses please see the Course Schedules Page

Potential Educational Pathways for Nurse Aides

Potential Educational Pathways for Nurse Aides

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is NAI training required to enter Nursing or other health programs of study at CCC&TI?
    • Yes, General Admission Requirements for the ADN program requires proof of successful completion of state approved training program and current NAI listing.
  • How do I become listed as a Nurse Aide I (CNA) in North Carolina?
    • The student must submit an application to Nurse Aide Competency and Evaluation Service (NACES) to be scheduled for the state-administered written and skills competency evaluation (NNAAP exam). Students who pass will then be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.
  • What is the cost of the NNAAP examination?
    • $140 for electronic application submission paid to Credentia
  • Where do I go to test?
    • CCC&TI is an in-facility testing center. Once you pass the Nurse Aide training course, students will be able to take the State Exams with their class on the Caldwell or Watauga Campus.
  • Where do I verify my registry listing?

Licensure

Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.