The Nursing Assistant program consists of 198 hours of classroom and clinical studies and takes approximately three months to complete. Nurse Assistants work in a variety of health care settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, private homes, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, hospice, and medical doctor’s offices. Completion of the program qualifies the student to sit for the NC State Nursing Aide examination and if successful leads to placement on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.
Already have a state approved HEALTHCARE CERTIFICATION?
You may want to look at our NA Refresher Course to see if you qualify to take that abbreviated course
The job description for Nursing is both physical and stressful.
There is no light duty available.
You must be able to lift 50 pounds, stand for up to 4 hours, stoop or bend without assistance, be able to listen to soft sounds, and comprehend English and speak English fluently.
Do I QUALIFY?
YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS TO TAKE THE COURSE:
Be at least 18 years of age (no exceptions)
Have a valid High School diploma or GED certificate from an accredited school (if you have never taken a class at GTCC before and have a high school diploma from another country, it will need to be validated through our Student Success Center. You may contact Ashley Mackey-Whitworth to set up an appointment at 336-334-4822 ext. 50076 or email her at email@example.com. You will be dismissed from the class if the high school diploma you have is from an unaccredited high school. This will be checked on the first day of class. If unsure if your high school is accredited, you may email Amy Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will check for you.)
Have an unexpired Government issued photo ID such as a Driver’s License or Passport (must bring a copy of this to the first class)
You MUST bring all of the above documents to the first class for verification by the instructor. If you do not meet ALL these qualifications, you will be dismissed from the course and will receive a refund of the registration fee.
If GTCC already has your transcripts on file, you will not need to bring your high school diploma or GED certificate to the first class and will only need to bring your original Social Security card and copy of your Photo ID. If you are unsure if it is on file or not, you may email Amy Leonard at email@example.com and she can check for you.
You will need to have 2 copies of a negative TB test result and flu shot valid throughout the duration of the training.
Your class instructor will let you know the date these items are needed.
The TB test, flu vaccine, supplies and clinical uniform are requirements of the program.
Have more questions? CONTACT US
For questions: call Amy Leonard at 336-334-4822 Ext 53062 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Make sure you asked to be added to our email database for the latest course posting to be sent to you.
Is there SCHOLARSHIP money available?
You may be eligible for the following scholarship monies when taking the NA I Training Program. The link to information about each is below. Each scholarship has time sensitive application deadlines. Click on the links under each Scholarship title to learn if you might meet the applicant requirements.
Ready to REGISTER: If you have read the sections above, let’s get you registered. Click on the icon to the right to see available courses currently accepting ONLINE registration or click on the button below to access the various methods we offer to register for a course. We are looking forward to seeing YOU in one of our classes.
Please be sure when registering for a class that it best fits your schedule and then make a note of the exact course code, date and times, and location of your class. If you decide after you have registered for a particular class that you would rather attend another class, unfortunately this will not be allowed without first checking to see if there is availability. SHOWING UP FOR A CLASS THAT YOU ARE NOT OFFICIALLY REGISTERED FOR WILL NOT BE PERMITTED EVEN WITH PAID RECEIPT.
TB Test (mandatory) – approximately $40.00 – MD, clinic, or Health Department
Flu vaccine – Required if the class is in session between September 1 and March 31. Must be the current vaccine. You will receive more information the first day of class – approximately $40.00 – MD, clinic, or Health Department
All White Scrub Uniform and white shoes – $25.00-$100.00 (may be purchased at any department store or uniform store)
Watch with a second hand – $10.00 – $12.00
Pocket notebook – $1.00
Two #2 Pencils
NOTE:The sitting fee for the state exam will be an additional $101.00 and is not included in the registration fee and other fees listed above.Also, students must wait 13 calendar days after graduation to take this exam.
Periodically, scholarships are available for courses ending during the Fall and Spring Semesters. You must complete the application process shown at the link below. These scholarships, if awarded to you, are reimbursement only and will be paid to you upon successful completion of the course. You will still responsible for paying tuition and other costs up front. SECU Scholarship.
What SPECIAL POLICIES do I need to know?
The clinical site may ask you to sign a waiver to allow your criminal history to be obtained, or you may have to get this done on your own.
Lab and Clinical times and location may vary from your class schedule. You will need to have a flexible schedule. Refunds will not be given for schedule changes students are unable to accommodate.
The attendance policy is very strict. You may be dismissed from the program if you are absent more than once or tardy greater than 3 times during the Theory and Lab portions of the class. You will be dismissed if you are more than five minutes late or absent during clinical.
You will be given weekly multiple-choice question tests. Your instructor will conference with you frequently to help you achieve your goals. You may be dismissed from the class at the end of theory if your average is below 77%. Achieving a passing grade of 77% on the cumulative final exam and a passing grade of 80% on the skills performance tests in lab allows the student to proceed to the clinical rotation of the class. You must complete your Clinical rotation to pass the course and receive your certificate.
You must be able to accept constructive criticism, control your temper and follow directions carefully.
Unprofessional or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
Disrespectful, interruptive, disruptive, impatient behavior toward the instructors, fellow students, staff or clinical staff will not be tolerated at any time.
You will be dismissed during any portion of this class should your reaction be inappropriate at any time.
You may be dismissed if the RN Instructor suspects you are a safety risk in clinical due to a student physical or behavioral issues.
You may be dismissed if you are caught cheating, suspected of alcohol or drug use on campus or before class.
You will be dismissed for fighting, or for the use of profanity or demonstrating an attitude that would frighten a patient such as loud, raised, angry voices.
If you are dismissed from a class for any reason, you are not eligible for a refund.
What STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES are available to me?
Disability Services– The NA 1 Departmental Staff want all students to be successful. If you have any special needs, please contact the Disability Services department prior to starting your class so that arrangements can be made for the first day. Please call 334-4822 ext. 50113.
Learning Resource Centers– As a student in the NA 1 training program, you have access to the Learning Resource Centers on all 3 campus locations. You can visit the website at gtcc.edu for more information such as hours, etc.
Veterans’ Center– If you think you are eligible for VA/Military Education Benefits, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL1 or 888-442-4551. Eligibility is ultimately determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs, not GTCC. For additional information, you can contact Flora Taylor at 334-4822 ext. 50521.
Veterans and active duty military personnel with special circumstances are welcome and encouraged to communicate these to your Instructor or any member of the NA Training Program Administration. Thank you for your service to our country.
What if I did NOT COMPLETE High School?
Try our Basic Skills Plus Program
If interested in becoming a Nursing Assistant, but you are lacking your High School Diploma or GED, this is the program that can help you. Students will be able to earn their GED diploma, Nursing Assistant 1 Certificate and Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). If interested, please call the Adult Education Intake Office of GTCC at336-454-1126 Ext: 55087.