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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 December.

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 Workforce, Technologies & Community 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.

Eleven Nursing Assistant 1 graduates smiling
Surry Community College’s Nursing Assistant I class was instructed by Randa Combs, RN, on Surry’s campus in Dobson. The class concluded on Dec. 3. Pictured left to right (front row): Ashley Naranjo and Susan Sanchez of Mount Airy. (Middle row): Katie Welborn of Elkin, Alexis Holt of Shoals, Kristen Porter of Wilkesboro, and Shayla Henderson of Boonville. (Back row): Andrew Webb of Winston Salem, Brooke Marsden of Mount Airy, Amy Porter of Wilkesboro, Meagan Cheek of Hamptonville, and Jamie Nunn of Mount Airy.
Seventeen Nursing Assistant 1 graduates smiling for photo
Surry Community College’s Nursing Assistant I class was instructed by Patty Brown, RN, BSN, at The Pilot Center, 612 East Main St., Pilot Mountain.The class concluded on Dec. 10. Pictured left to right (front row): Sabrina Easter of Cana, Va.; Elizabeth Bostic of Mount Airy; Cheyenne Cherry of Pilot Mountain; Stacey Hall of Pinnacle; Tamara Brown and Lauren Tilley of King; Hailey Wilson and Madison Phillips of Mount Airy. (Back row): Tammy Henning of Winston-Salem, Brittany McDaniel of Pinnacle, Chelsea Shelton of Westfield, Austin Akers and Patrick Blevins of Mount Airy, Emily Bowman of Pilot Mountain, Brooke Hefner and Brittney Hefner of Jonesville, and Brandy Whitaker of Pilot Mountain.
Twelve Nursing Assistant 1 graduates smiling
Surry Community College’s Nursing Assistant II class was instructed by Pansy White, RN, on Surry’s campus in Dobson. The class concluded on Dec. 5. Pictured left to right (front row): Natalie Billips of Jonesville, Chyna Bingman of Mount Airy, Angel Raines of East Bend, Krystal Whittington of Mount Airy, Chelsea Turner of Boonville, and Brandon Wall of Mount Airy. (Back row): Judy Barnes of Mount Airy; Victoria Easter of Cana, VA; Sarah Southard of Dobson; Tamara Thompson and Mikaela Whitt of Mount Airy; and Kaitlyn Freeman of Ararat.
Nine Nursing Assistant 1 graduates smiling for photo
Surry Community College’s Nursing Assistant I class was instructed by Pansy White, RN, at The Pilot Center, 612 East Main St., Pilot Mountain. The class concluded on Dec. 11. Pictured left to right (Front row): Hannah Chamberlain, Kiersten Lester, Josilyn Campos, and Kalia Speaks of Pilot Mountain. (Back row): Katelyn Ward of Mount Airy, Allie Bruner of Siloam, Sarah Mann of Pinnacle, Brianna Long of Pilot Mountain, and Cheyenne Tilley of Pinnacle.
Fourteen Nursing Assistant 1 graduates outside and smiling
Surry Community College’s Nursing Assistant I class was instructed Martha Bennett, RN, BSN, on Surry’s campus in Dobson. The class concluded on Dec. 12. Pictured left to right (front row): Rachel Claffee of King, Holley Zeller of Boonville, Ashleigh Gilbert of Mount Airy, Shania Hutchens of Elkin, and Kendal Niston of Mount Airy. (Second Row): Alyssa Lail of Boonville; Taylor Fowler of San Jose, CA residing in Denver; Carley Sumner of Mount Airy; Abbie Young and Victoria Johnson of Dobson. (Back Row): Sami Hanahan of Thurmond; Brooke Montgomery of Ararat, VA; Ceaira Cameron and Lauren Davis of Mount Airy.

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.

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