Nurse Aide

What it's about

The Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work uder the supervision of licensed nursing professional in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.

Jobs available

  • Case Worker
  • Addiction Counselor Assistant
  • Home Based Assistant
  • Casework Specialist
  • Advocate
  • Outreach Specialist
  • Human Services Program Specialist
  • Mental Health Technician

Courses you'll take

Topics include growth and development, 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

Upon completion, the student may be eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I and other selected Nurse Aide registries as determined by the local program of study.


Apply on DCCC's website and meet with an enrollment counselor.


Upon successful completion of the Nursing Aide program, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Function within the role and scope of practice of a Nursing Aide as a member of the healthcare team. 
  2. Identify psychological and social needs of clients in a variety of healthcare settings.
  3. Demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as Nursing Aide I with the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.
  4. Demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as a Nursing Aide II with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Technical Standards: 

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 aide. These technical standards are published in the application packet for admission to health programs and the Student Handbook .

Admission Requirements: 

Students must be admitted to the Nurse Aide program prior to taking NAS 101.

Applicants for admission to the Nurse Aide program must:

  1. Complete the College’s assessment process and achieved acceptable scores or been exempted from placement.
  2. Demonstrate physical and emotional health status compatible with the ability to provide safe care to clients and to obtain acceptance for clinical training.

Progression Requirements

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:

Nursing Assistant I
Nursing Assistant II - Davidson Campus