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Continuing Education

Frequently Asked Questions 

Course Description

Nursing Assistant training is an extensive state approved course that includes instruction in both classroom theory and supervised clinical experience.  Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to register to take North Carolina’s state skills/written competency evaluation though PearsonVue. Conviction of certain crimes under the law may prevent a student from obtaining clinical training and/or employment.  

How do I enroll in this program?

Complete an orientation session on either campus. Dates, times and locations are listed below. 

Orientation Schedule for Nursing Assistant I Continuing Education Classes

Orientations are held the first Monday evening and third Friday morning of each month. Orientations are the same for both campuses   

Date Time Location
   

Davidson

2014    
7/18 9:30-12:00 Public Safety Bldg. Rm 101
8/4 5:30-8:00 Public Safety Bldg. Rm 101
8/15 9:30-12:00 Public Safety Bldg. Rm 105
9/19 9:30-12:00 Public Safety Bldg. Rm 101
10/6 5:30-8:00 Public Safety Bldg. Rm 101
11/21 9:30-12:00 Public Safety Bldg. Rm 101
12/1 5:30-8:00 Public Safety Bldg. Rm 101
     
 

Davie

2014    
6/20 9:30-12:00 Davie Community Bldg. Rm 110
7/7 5:30-8:00 Davie Community Bldg. Rm 110
10/17 9:30-12:00 Davie Community Bldg. Rm 110
11/3 5:30-8:00 Davie Community Bldg. Rm 110
     

Class Dates

Spring Classes Summer Classes Fall Classes
January-March May-July August-November
Class schedules will be distributed at Orientation

How do I register for Orientation?

Registration is not required to attend an Orientation session. Attendance at Orientation is required to be eligible to register for NAI class. You may not be allowed to attend if you're late for the session. Morning session begins at 9:30 a.m, and evening sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. 

What do I do prior to Orientation?

Contact Enrollment Services. They will determine if you need placement testing and will assist you with the process.

What do I bring to Orientation?

Bring paper, pen and pencil to the Orientation. Please bring any documentation you receive from Enrollment Services regarding placement testing and/or exemptions.  If you do not provide documentation from Enrollment Services, you'lll be counted for having attended the Orientation but will not be eligible to register until the enrollment process has been completed and documentation submitted to Christie Comer, Vicki Williams or Diane Hedgecock.  

When do I register for NAI continuing education class?

At Orientation students will learn about the registration process. Once you complete the Orientation session and meet entry criteria for the class, interested students will be given class schedules and will be eligible to register on a first come, first served basis. Thus, students attending an earlier Orientation session have more class offerings from which to choose their course compared to students who attend a later session.  Payment for the course is due upon registration (~$229 based on current rates).  

What do Nursing Assistants do?

Nursing Assistants provide direct care for residents and/or patients in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living and home health. Shifts vary for each facility.

What will I learn in class?

In this application based course, students learn the basic skills used to provide care including vital signs, feeding, grooming, etc. The Course Content includes - Communication, Infection Control, Safety and Emergency Procedures, Personal Care and Grooming, Legal and Ethical Issues, Personal Care and Basic Nursing Skills, Restorative Care, Use of Restraints, Mental Health and Social Needs.   

When is the class offered?

Davidson Hybrid NAI program – Online assignments are posted weekly. Students will also meet at the Davidson Campus for some classes and all labs.  

  • 1 daytime hybrid class    Classroom/Lab hours - 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (2 days per week) Clinical hours are offered from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. during the week  
  • 1 evening hybrid class     Classroom/Lab hours – 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (1 night per week) and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Clinical hours are offered 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the weekends

DAVIDSON CAMPUS – Typically, two classes are offered for Summer, Spring and Fall semesters on the Davidson Campus. Classes are typically 3 days per week with clinical starting about 8 weeks into the class for 6 days.

  •  1 daytime class     Classroom/Lab hours - 8:00 a.m. - noon (3 days per week). Clinical hours are offered 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the week.
  •  1 evening class     Classroom/Lab hours - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (2 nights per week) and Saturday classes 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Clinical hours are offered 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the weekends.

 DAVIE CAMPUS – Typically, one class is offered on the Davie campus each semester.

  •  1 daytime class     Classroom/Lab hours - 8:00 a.m. - noon (3 days per week). Clinical hours are offered 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the week.
  •  1 evening class     Classroom/Lab hours - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (3 nights per week). Clinical hours are offered 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the weekends.

How much does this course cost?

Registration Fee**

$180.00

Technology Fee

$5.00

DVD Series

$32.03

Accident & Liability Insurance

$9.25

CPR Certification Card

Due upon Registration

$3.00

$229.28


Textbook/Miscellaneous

 

Kit *

$8.75

CPR Textbook *

$16.50

Student Packet *

$31.25

Textbook *

$48.88

CPR Mask*

$7.00

Blood Pressure Cuff & Stethoscope Kit *

$50.72 

State Exam

$101.00

Other Costs

Total Cost **

$264.10

$493.38

Other Required Costs (Vary)

National Background Check & 12 Panel Urine Drug Screen – cost varies by student.  Specific instructions on completing this process through Investigative Associates & Consultants will be provided at Orientation.
Uniforms; Immunizations or titers.

Other Supplies:  Watch with a second hand, various personal care supplies (towels, washcloths, etc.)

**All costs are based on current rates and are subject to change.

*Available at Bookstore on Davidson Campus. Davie students can order online and have shipped

What is the difference between Nursing Assistant I (NAI), Nurse Aide I and Certified Nursing Assistant I (C.N.A.)?

All are the same. (C.N.A. is a term still used by many employers. However, the term we use is NAI. C.N.A. stands for Certified Nursing Assistant implying certification or licensure. Nursing Assistants work under the supervision of the licensed registered nurse (RN) thus NA's do not hold a license. Nursing Assistants are listed in North Carolina on the Nurse Aide I Registry upon successful completion of a state competency evaluation.

Is a high school diploma or High School Equivalency required to enroll in this course?

No. However, some employers do require a high school diploma or High School Equivalency for employment.     

What will I need for the first class?

Bring copies of two government issued signature bearing IDs, with names matching, one of which must be US government issued ID and one of which must be a picture ID (if available). Laminated social security cards will not be accepted.  Also, please make sure to bring complete immunization records to the first class. Please wear scrubs to class.  You may wear any color/pattern scrubs and shoes to class but white scrubs and white leather shoes are required for clinicals.

What immunizations are required for this course?

Students must show proof of updated immunizations as listed below. Clinical sites will not accept a doctor’s note of history of the disease. Complete immunization records are due on the first day of class or before.  We do encourage students to submit these records PRIOR to the first day to confirm that they are complete.

Varicella (Chicken Pox) – 2 doses or titer (history of diseae is not acceptable) 2 MMR's
2 TB Skin tests completed within 1-3 weeks OR Chest x-ray OR Quantiferon Gold titer Seasonal Flu
Tetanus booster within the past 10 years Hepatitis B

Where do I find childhood immunization records?

Your last school attended, your Pediatrician or the Health Department are good contacts.

If I have been convicted of a crime, can I still take this course?

Yes. The College does not deny you the opportunity to take the class; however, the clinical site may or may not allow you to complete clinical training based on criminal background check and urine drug screen results. Once a student is denied clinical at a facility, you are unable to complete clinical training. Thus, you would not be able to successfully complete this course. A criminal background check and 12 panel urine drug screen are required of students by clinical agencies once students are eligible for program entry. Specific instructions on completing this process will be provided at Orientation. Criminal background checks and 12 panel urine drug screens are due by the 1st day of class.

How long is the course?

The NAI continuing education course is a 158-hour continuing education course offered through the School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety. The course typically lasts approximately 14 weeks depending on holidays and College calendar.

  •          116 hours of classroom and on-campus lab
  •          42 hours of clinical

Do I need CPR certification?

No, CPR is part of the required 158 hours of training.  Even if you currently have certification, you would still be required to attend the CPR training in the schedule.

What is clinical training?

 Students go to a facility with an instructor to practice the skills learned in the on-campus lab. Clinical begins about 8 weeks after the start of class for 6 days.

What facilities are utilized for clinical training?

Clinical sites for both campuses include Lexington Medical Center, Thomasville Medical Center, High Point Regional Health System, Bermuda Village Healthcare, Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lexington Health Care, Autumn Care, Bermuda Village and Alston Brook.

Employment Opportunities:

As a nursing assistant you will be able to work in long-term care (nursing homes), rest homes, and hospitals, assisted living, private sitting and home health. Pay varies: $10.00-$14.00 per hour with shift differential.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email address: diane_hedgecock@davidsonccc.edu
Phone: 336.224.4791; Fax: 336.249.9053, attention: Diane

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