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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
n/a 0 – 1 0 – 2 n/a 1 – 2 1
HEA 112 First Aid and CPR n/a 1 2 n/a 3 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: ENG 011
3 n/a n/a 3 3
MED 121 Medical Terminology I Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy (or will accept CIS 110 Introduction to Computers) Prerequisite for CIS 111: none
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1
1 2 n/a 3 2
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I Prerequisites: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 2, and either BIO 090 or one unit of high school Biology, and either CHM 090 or one unit of high school Chemistry 3 3 n/a 6 4
PSY 150 General Psychology Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 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 Prerequisite: ENG 002 Tier 1 2 n/a n/a 2 2
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Prerequisite: BIO 168 3 3 n/a 6 4
HUM 115 Critical Thinking
or
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
Prerequisite for HUM 115: ENG 002 Tier 1
Prerequisite 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 Prerequisite: 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