Nursing Assistant I (NAI)
Frequently Asked Questions
Nursing Assistant I 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 and provide documentation that the reading requirement is met. Dates, times and locations of orientations are listed below. Once a student meets the special admission requirements and is eligible for the NAI Program, they will remain on the eligible list for one year.
Please Note: Students must be 17 years of age when class begins.
Orientation Schedule for Nursing Assistant I Continuing Education Classes
Orientations are the same for both campuses.
|6/7||5:30 - 7:00 p.m.||Public Safety Bldg. Rm 101|
|7/11||9:30 - 11:00 a.m.||Public Safety Bldg. Rm 104|
|8/2||5:30 - 7:00 p.m.||Public Safety Bldg. Rm 106|
|9/8||9:30 - 11:00 a.m.||Public Safety Bldg. Rm 104|
|10/18||5:30 - 7:00 p.m.||Public Safety Bldg. Rm 106|
|11/17||9:30 - 11:00 a.m.||Public Safety Bldg. Rm 104|
|12/6||5:30 - 7:00 p.m.||Public Safety Bldg. Rm 106|
|11/3||9:30 - 11:00 a.m.||Community Bldg. Rm 110|
|Spring Classes||Summer Classes||Fall Classes|
|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 are late for the session. Morning sessions begin at 9:30am, and evening sessions begin at 5:30pm.
What do I bring to Orientation?
Bring documentation that the course reading requirement is met – either college credit for English or college level reading score on placement test taken within the last five years or exemption form received from Enrollment Services (Davidson campus-Mendenhall Building; Davie campus-Administration Building; or firstname.lastname@example.org.) You may schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer reading assessment at 336-249-8186 ext. 6787. We do not require an official transcript – a copy is acceptable. We are not staffed during Orientation to print transcripts/placement scores for students. If you do not provide documentation, you will 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 Diane Hedgecock, Public Safety Building room #112. Students must be 17 years of age when class begins.
Students must be 17 years of age when class begins.
When do I register for the class?
At Orientation students will learn about the registration process. Once you complete the Orientation session and meet entry criteria for the class, students will be given class schedules and will be eligible to register on a first come, first serve basis in the Business Office on the 2nd floor of the Brooks Student Center. Payment for the course is due upon registration and must be paid to hold your seat in the class (~$230 based on current rates).
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 CAMPUS HYBRID – Online assignments are posted weekly. Students will also meet at the Davidson campus for some classes and all labs.
Tues/Wed/Sat Hybrid class - Classroom/Lab hours – 5:30pm-9:00pm and an occasional Saturday 8:30am–3:30pm. Clinical hours are offered 7am–2pm on the weekends.
DAVIDSON CAMPUS – Typically, two classes are offered each semester on the Davidson campus.
Mon/Wed/Fri class - Classroom/Lab hours - 8am-12pm. Clinical hours are offered from 7am–2pm during the week.
Mon/Thurs/Sat class - Classroom/Lab hours - 6pm-9pm and Saturday classes 8am–5pm. Clinical hours are offered 7am–2pm on the weekends.
DAVIE CAMPUS – Typically, one class is offered on the Davie campus each semester.
Mon/Wed/Fri - Classroom/Lab hours – 8:30am-12:30pm. Clinical hours are offered from 7am–2pm during the week.
How much does this course cost?
Accident & Liability Insurance
CPR Certification Card
Due upon Registration
|Student Packet *(required at 1st class)||$31.25|
CPR Mask* (purchase at Campus Bookstore)
Other Requirements - Costs vary and are subject to change
Immunizations up-to-date (see below)
Background check and drug screen - Investigative Associates, Winston Salem
White scrubs/white leather shoes
Manual blood pressure cuff
Watch with a second hand
State Exam ………………$101.00
Is a high school diploma or GED required to enroll in this course?
No. However, some employers do require a high school diploma or GED for employment.
What will I need for the first class?
White scrubs and white leather shoes are required for all classes and clinicals. The Student Packet is required at the 1st class (available at Campus Bookstore).
Social Security card and government issued picture ID
(driver’s license/passport/military ID), signed and with first and last names matching on both forms of ID must be submitted one week before the first day of class. Laminated social security cards will not be accepted.
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 must be submitted one week before the first day of class to Public Safety #112.
|Varicella (Chicken Pox) – 2 doses or positive titer (history of disease is not acceptable)|
|MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) – 2 doses or positive titer|
|Hepatitis B – series of 3 doses or positive titer|
|Tetanus booster (Tdap) within the past 10 years|
|2 TB Skin tests completed within 1-3 weeks or Quantiferon gold titer or Chest X-ray
|Current Quadrivalent Flu for the class you will enroll in|
Where do I find childhood immunization records?
Your high school transcript, your physician, or the Health Department are good contacts.
If I have been convicted of a crime, can I still take this course?
Submission of a national background check and 12 panel urine drug screen is required for clinical. Clinical sites may or may not allow you to complete clinical training based on your criminal background and/or urine drug screen results. If any facility refuses to allow the student to participate in the clinical experience at that site as a result of those findings, the student will not be able to progress in the program. Inability to progress will result in failure of the course and removal from the program. 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 through Investigative Associates will be provided at Orientation. National criminal background checks and 12 panel urine drug screens are due one week before the 1st day of class.
How long is the course?
The course 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 are required to attend the CPR training on your class 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. Clinical hours are 7am-2pm.
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.
Email address: email@example.com
Phone: (336) 224-4791; Fax: (336) 249-9053 Office location: Public Safety Building #112