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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. 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 of Allied Health Programs

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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