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SCC Students Celebrate Completion of Accelerated Nurse Aide Class


Surry Community College Nurse Aide students completed an accelerated class in July.

Surry Community College's Accelerated Nurse Aide I class was instructed by Martha Bennett, RN, BSN; Randa Combs, RN; and Pansy White, RN, at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson, and concluded July 11.

Successful students are Brittany Briand of Mount Airy; Jacob Brendle, Skyler Raines, Gleezel C. Secuya, Lindsey Williams, and Chloe Winebarger of Yadkinville; Angelica Razo of Winston-Salem; Cassandra Lopez of East Bend; Tonya Riffe of Hamptonville; Sara Baker and April Page of Boonville; Danielle Denton of Sparta; Victoria Vandal of Dobson; Kasey Bouldin and Amber Collins of Westfield; Madison Bowman of Pilot Mountain; and Lindy Frazier of Elkin.

SCC offers Nurse Aide Level I and II certification courses throughout the year, as well as an accelerated Nurse Aide Level I class.

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 accelerated class is completed in eight weeks.

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. 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 (regular and accelerated) and Nurse Aide 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 fees. 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 For more information about upcoming classes, contact Margie Collins at (336) 386-3423 or Information about Surry's Allied Health programs can be found on Facebook @SurryAlliedHealth.

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