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Nurse Aide Pathway Diploma

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Nurse Aide Pathway curriculum will prepare you to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.

Topics include:

Nurse Aide training classes are also available through our Workforce Development department. Call 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 for details.

  • 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
  • Employment skills

Upon Completion of this Concentration, graduates should be eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I and other selected Nurse Aide registries.

Resources

See the links below for program-specific admission requirements and other information regarding our program.

Admission Fact Sheet

HSWP Admission Comparison Grid

Curriculum Guide

Some Health Sciences and Wellness programs may have additional requirements related to required grade-point averages, grades, and other progression policies required for graduation. Please see program handbooks for more information.

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success
or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success
none 0 – 1 0 – 2 n/a 1 – 2 1
HEA 112 First Aid and CPR none 1 2 n/a 3 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I Prerequisites for CIS 111: none
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
(or will accept CIS 110 Introduction to Computers)
none 1 2 n/a 3 2
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I Prerequisites: One unit of high school Biology or BIO 090 or higher, one unit of HS chemistry or CHM 090 and ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050, or appropriate placement 3 3 n/a 6 4
PSY 150 General Psychology Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or ENG 085, or DRE 097, or appropriate placement 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 14 – 15 7 – 9 n/a 22 – 23 18
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
MED 118 Medical Law and Ethics Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 2 n/a n/a 2 2
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Prerequisites: BIO 168 3 3 n/a 6 4
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
or
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
Prerequisites for HUM 115: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for PHI 240: ENG 111
3 n/a n/a 3 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II Prerequisites: MED 121 3 n/a n/a 3 3
NAS 101 Nurse Aide I Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Nurse Aide program via Admission Fact Sheet process; Must be 17 years old on or before the first day of class 3 4 3 10 6
Total Semester Hours 14 7 3 24 18
First Year
Summer Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Prerequisites: ENG 111 3 n/a n/a 3 3
NAS 102 Nurse Aide II Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Nurse Aide program via Admission Fact Sheet process; NAS 101; Must be listed on the NC NAI registry with no substantiated findings; CCP/CTE students must contact the Nurse Aide Program Coordinator for specific allowances related to NAI registration in this course. Must have a high school diploma or equivalency; CCP/CTE students must contact the Nurse Aide Program Coordinator for special circumstances related to enrollment in this course 3 2 6 11 6
Total Semester Hours 6 2 6 14 9
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 45 – 46