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Nurse Aide

Course Pre-requisites

Reading Placement Test - This requirement can be waived with a score of 36 on the ASSET test, a 61 on the COMPASS test, a 104 or higher on the NC-DAP,  or a college transcript showing you passed ENG 111. 

Nurse Aide Orientation - Mandatory session before class starts

Paperwork and payment are due at the time of registration.

Nurse Aide Level I

This 144 hour course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, or clients in a health care setting. Topics include communication, safety, patient rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, and mental health. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to sit for the competency exam through PearsonVue for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

Nurse Aide Level II

The Nurse Aide II course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills for patients or residents. A skill evaluation is required for documenting student competency. The 176 hour course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Nurse Aide II has the same pre-requisites as Nurse Aide I, with the addition of producing a copy of your HS transcript or GED. In addition, students must currently be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I registry.

Course Schdules

Nurse Aide I
Elizabeth City Campus - Fall

Edenton Campus - Fall

Nurse Aide II
Edenton Campus -  Fall

Nurse Aide I & II
Dare Campus -  Fall

Nurse Aide Refresher
Edenton Campus -  Fall

Additional Information

Students will also need to purchase a book, uniforms, original social security card and have a current TB skin test.

Certification after course has been completed satisfactorily. COA is not a testing site for Nurse Aide certification. You must contact the company PearsonVUE at www.pearsonvue.com for latest testing dates, current test cost and nearest testing centers. The two nearest testing centers to Elizabeth City are in Ahoskie, NC and Greenville, NC.



Elizabeth City Campus (252) 335-0821 x 2250
Edenton-Chowan Campus (252) 482-7900 x 6012
Roanoke Island Campus (252) 473-2264

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