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COVID-19 Response: Spring 2021 Semester Guidelines.

Program Overview

This course prepares the student to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Students may seek employment in a variety of healthcare settings. Upon successful completion of the CNA I course and the certification exam, the student will be listed on the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide I Registry. Current cost for the certification exam is $101. This is a 188-hour course.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this course and certification as a Nurse Aide I, students should be able to apply for positions at hospitals, skilled facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, physician practices, hospice, and group homes.

Instructional Format: Seated classes with laboratory and clinical activities.
New students must register in person by coming to J-120 in the Workforce, Technologies & Community Education Office on the SCC Dobson campus. Current or returning students may register online or call (336) 386-3423 for more information.


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Program Contacts:

Debbie Cave

Director - Allied Health

Margie Collins

WTCE Program Specialist

Workforce Certificate Courses

Nurse Aide I

NUR-3240 Nurse Aide I

Accelerated eight week course. Clinical rotations take place from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Learning Outcomes

Nurse Aide I students will:

  • Obtain vital signs.
  • Provide personal care.
  • Communicate effectively while providing patient care.
  • Collaborate safely to provide personal care to individuals and assist the interdisciplinary team.

Program Costs

Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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