What it's about
The Nursing Assistant curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed health care professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.
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Courses you'll take
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.
What you'll gain
Graduates of this curriculum may be eligible to be listed on the registry as a Nursing Assistant I and Nursing Assistant II. They may be employed in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctors’ offices.
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Apply on DCCC's website and meet with an enrollment counselor.
Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant program, the graduate should be able to:
- Function within the role and scope of practice of a Nursing Assistant as a member of the healthcare team.
- Identify psychological and social needs of clients in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as Nursing Assistant I with the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.
- Demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as a Nursing Assistant II with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of a nursing assistant. These technical standards are published in the application packet for admission to health programs and the Student Handbook .
Students must be admitted to the Nursing Assistant program prior to taking NAS 101, NAS 102, NAS 103, or NAS 106.
Applicants for admission to the Nursing Assistant program must:
- Complete the College’s assessment process and achieved acceptable scores or been exempted from placement.
- Demonstrate physical and emotional health status compatible with the ability to provide safe care to clients and to obtain acceptance for clinical training.
A student must meet all prerequisite and corequisite NAS course requirements with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress in the program.
Criminal Background Check
A criminal background check and drug screen testing are required by the clinical site prior to participation in the clinical component.
If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in clinical experiences in that clinical agency, the student will not be able to progress in the program.
Continuing Education Options: