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SCC Nurse Aide Students Celebrate Completion of Classes

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Surry Community College Nurse Aide students completed classes in May.

SCC offers Nurse Aide Level I and II certification courses throughout the year. Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide II are taught through the college's Corporate and Continuing Education Division, while similar courses are offered through the Curriculum Division as a prerequisite for students pursuing the Associate Degree Nursing or Practical Nursing degrees. Curriculum classes are identified as NAS 101 Nursing Assistant I or NAS 102 Nursing Assistant II.

The Nurse Aide I or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) I class is a 160-192 hour course that prepares students to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Upon successful completion of the CNA I and the requisite certification exam, students will be listed on the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide I Registry and may seek employment in a variety of healthcare settings.

The 192-hour Nurse Aide II or CNA II course prepares students to perform more complex skills for patients or residents. Those skills are approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, and upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be listed with the North Carolina Board of Nursing for a fee of $24. In order to enroll in the Nurse Aide II course, one must have a high school diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification, and a current North Carolina Nurse Aide I credential.

Registration is currently open for several Nurse Aide I and II classes at SCC. The cost of enrollment for either course is $183 plus $55 for a urine drug screening and criminal background check, $16 for malpractice insurance, and $3 for student insurance. Out-of-state residents are required to pay an additional $12.50 fee, and all fees are subject to change. The cost does not include the fee required for the CNA I certification exam.

New students must register in person by coming to J-120 in the Corporate and Continuing Education office on Surry's campus at 630 S. Main St., Dobson. Current or returning Surry students may register online at www.surry.edu. For more information on upcoming classes, contact Margie Collins at (336) 386-3423 or collinsmh@surry.edu. Information about Surry's Allied Health programs can be found on Facebook @SurryAlliedHealth.

Surry Community College's Nursing Assistant II (NAS 102.01) class was taught by Michelle Roberts, RN, on Surry's campus in Dobson. The class concluded on May 9. Pictured left to right (front row): Kelleigh Overby of Pilot Mountain, and Ellie Kidd of Mount Airy. (Back row) Kayla Smith of Dobson; Jenna Simpson of Mount Airy; Lavender Hughes of Ararat, VA; and Lauren Golding of Thurmond.


Surry Community College's Nursing Assistant I (NAS 101.YI) class was instructed by Randa Combs, RN, at The Yadkin Center. The class concluded on May 7. Pictured left to right (front row): Ana Barboza, Sara Vierya, and Kristen Snow of Yadkinville. (Second row) Jennifer Velazquez-Hernandez of East Bend, Amia Walker of Jonesville, Carlee Barfield and Madison Carter of East Bend, and Jennifer Arciniega of Boonville.


Surry Community College's Nurse Aide I (NAS 102.Y1) was class instructed by Randa Combs, RN, at The Yadkin Center. The class concluded on May 9. Pictured left to right Sydney Wilcox and Makayla Witten of East Bend; Tyler Macemore of Boonville; Katlyn Johnson of East Bend; Lizbet Arce-Zuniga of Boonville.


Surry Community College's Nursing Assistant I (NAS 101.01) class was instructed by Martha Bennett, RN, BSN, on Surry's campus in Dobson. The class concluded on May 7. Pictured left to right (front row): Pamela Sandidge of Jonesville, Carina Carranza of Sparta, Amber McKenzie of Dobson, Annika Wood of Elkin, and Sheryl Morris of Hamptonville. (Second row) Camille Johnson of Mount Airy, Sarah Marion and Rebecca Swaim of Dobson, Hannah Kilby of King, Alyssa McHone of Pilot Mountain, and Brandy Woods of Lawsonville. (Third row) Hanna Lynch of Dobson, Olivia Moore of Mount Airy, Grayson Simmons of Westfield, and Dianna Easter of Dobson.


Surry Community College's Nursing Assistant I (NAS 101.02) class was taught by Michelle Roberts, RN, on Surry's campus in Dobson. The class concluded on May 7. Pictured left to right: Clay Shumate of Mount Airy; Addison Hull of Pilot Mountain; Reina Martinez, Evann Shelnutt, and Chynna Brintle of Mount Airy; Hannah Mitchell of Dobson; and Camden Taylor and Joseph Becker of Mount Airy.

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