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Nurse Aide Refresher

Nurse Aide I knowledge of personal care and nursing assistant skills are reviewed. Skills are demonstrated by the instructor then students are encouraged to practice in our lab setting.

At a Glance

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, the current mean annual state wage is $27,800.00 (hourly average of $13.37).
  • 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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The North Carolina Nurse Aide I Candidate Handbook is provided as the basis for the skills review. Upon successful completion, the student will be better prepared to apply for and successfully pass the two-part written and skills examination required by North Carolina for relisting.

Important Notes:

  • If you have taken the NC Nurse Aide l Exams three times within a two-year period and failed, you are ineligible to take a refresher class and must re-take the complete Nursing Assistant 1 course. References to this rule may be found in the NC Nurse Aide I Candidate Handbook).
  • If your goal is to enroll in Nursing School, this course MAY NOT meet the required pre-requisite for the school you are applying to. You are encouraged to research this before registering.

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

Who can attend a Refresher Course?

This course is designed for individuals who:

  • Have an expired NC Nurse Aide I listing with no substantiated findings or who have successfully completed a NC Nurse Aide I Program from an accredited institution (minimal 75 hour course) within the last 3 years. Students who have attempted and failed the State Exam 3 times are ineligible for this course.
  • Have a current Nurse Aide I listing from another state with no substantiated findings.
  • Have an expired out-of-state listing with no substantiated findings or a successful completion of a Nurse Aide I Program from an out-of-state accredited institution within the last 5 years.
  • This course is designed to update individuals and prepare them for the NC Nurse Aide 1 Written and Skills Exams. Eligibility for this class includes students who:
  1. Are military personnel and have documented medical/corpsman training.
  2. Are currently listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry but are not prepared for renewal due to unfulfilled work requirements, etc.
  3. Have successfully completed a state approved training program within 3-5 years of the first day of the refresher class.
  4. Have an expired Nurse Aide registry for not greater than 5 years of the first day of the Refresher class.
  5. Hold a state recognized unencumbered health care credential. For Example: CNA, EMT, EMT-P, CMA, RMA, RN, LPN from any state.

A certificate of completion from the institution and a copy of a previous CNA listing with no findings must be presented when registering.

Additional requirements for the first day of class:

  • Non-laminated Social Security Card
  • Valid Drivers license (First and last names must match on SS card and DL)
  • Students must wear scrubs to class. The color is up to the student.

Successful completion of this 48 hour class:

  • Students must pass a written exam with a grade of 72 or better.
  • Students must pass a skills exam comparable to state testing.
  • Students absence from class must not exceed 4 hours total for the duration of the course. This includes tardies.

Upon successful completion of this NA I Refresher class, students will be eligible to register for the State written and skills exam.

CCC&TI is an in-facility test center. Eligible students may take their state exams on campus.

Costs:

Course fee: $127.00 and a Student manual must be purchased from the CCCTI bookstore.

NNAAP NC CNA State exams are $140.00. This must be paid to Credentia when registering for exams at the end of the course.

Courses currently on the schedule:

Course/SectionTitleMeeting InformationInstructor
NAS-3242-104Nurse Aide I Refresher10/14/2024-10/30/2024 Classroom Hours: Monday, Wednesday 08:00AM – 04:30 PM, Building – H, Room 221Roseboro

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

My Nurse Aide I certification expired over 2 years ago, how can I get it back?

You can retake the Nurse Aide I course

Who can attend a refresher course?

This course is designed to update individuals and prepare them for the NC Nurse Aide 1 Written and Skills Exams. Eligibility for this class includes students who:

  1. Are currently listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry but are not prepared for renewal due to unfulfilled work requirements, etc.
  2. Have successfully completed a state approved training program within 3 years of the first day of the refresher class
  3. Have an expired Nurse Aide registry for not greater than 5 years of the first day of the Refresher class.
  4. Hold a state recognized unencumbered health care credential -CNA, EMT, EMT-P, CMA, RMA, RN, LPN from any state

Are military personnel and have documented medical/corpsman training

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, YOU MUST PROVIDE:

  • A copy of your driver’s license or other government issued photo ID
  • A government issued Social Security Card, signed and not laminated
  • A copy of your registry or other eligible health care credential certificates

Where can I verify registry listings?

Useful Links

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.