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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.

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 may register in person by coming to the Purpose Center in A-117 or call (336) 386-3240 for more information. Current or returning students may register in person by coming to the Purpose Center in A-117, registering online, or call (336) 386-3240 for more information.


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Program Contacts:

Tiffany Hanes

Director - Allied Health Programs

Matthew Aschemeyer

Instructional Assistant - Allied Health & Mathematics

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:

  • Practice supportive functions for nursing staff incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for competence.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Implement caring interventions appropriate for the Nursing Assistant for individuals in diverse settings.

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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