Nurse Aide Level I/II

Due to the enormous responsibility that has been placed on nurse aides in health care, BCCC is dedicated to producing the highest quality of professional, and knowledgeable nurse aides. Class sizes are limited, and prospective NA I students must complete CRC testing which is a pre-requisite.

Nurse Aide I:

This course prepares students to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for elderly adults. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse aide with healthcare team members; communication and documentation; infection control; principles of safety and emergency measures; resident’s rights; common disorders/diseases of each body system, system-related aging changes; personal care and grooming; perform accurate measurement procedures; elimination procedures; special care procedures; nutrition management; death and dying; restorative services; and psychological effects of aging. Although it is strongly encouraged, a high school diploma or GED is not required for entry into the Nurse Aide 1 program. Upon satisfactory completion of the course the candidate is eligible to apply for the North Carolina State Certification Examination. Successful completion of the state exam is required in order to be listed as a Nurse Aide I on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

Nurse Aide II:

This program prepares students to perform more complex skills for patients or residents. In order to qualify for entry into the program a high school diploma or GED is required and the student must be listed in good standing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse aide with healthcare team members; communication and documentation; enhance NA I skills; common disorders/diseases of each body system; diabetic care; enteral nutrition; infection control, principles of sterile technique, dressing changes for wounds over 48 hours; bowel elimination needs, fecal impaction removal, colostomy care/irrigation of; urinary elimination needs, catheterization, removal of a catheter; intravenous site care, observation and removal; maintenance of oxygen therapy; oropharyngeal suctioning; nasopharyngeal suctioning; closed and open trach suctioning; and tracheostomy care. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and the Final Written/Lab Competency Evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II with the NC Board of Nursing-Nurse Aide II Registry.

Course Length:

Nurse Aide I:186 hours (includes classroom and lab instruction as well as clinical rotation)
Nurse Aide II:186 hours (includes classroom and lab instruction as well as clinical rotation)

Prerequisites:

NA I must hold a National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) at a Silver level or higher. Along with the NCRC, prospective students will also need to take the Workplace Observation Assessment and score at least a 1.We will also be giving students the Performance Skills Assessment.This assessment will allow students to work on areas that may be “barriers to employment”, such as their work attitudes, safety issues, and over-all job performance.

Cost of Class: (NA I and NA II)

Registration Fee:$180.00
Malpractice Insurance Fee:$13.00
Accidental Insurance Fee:$1.25
Total Due at time of registration:$194.25

Additional Class Costs:

Textbook:TBA
Workbook/Study Guide:TBA
Clinical Uniforms (2):$35.00 each.
White Lab Warm-Up Jacket (1):$18.00-$25.00
Closed-Toe Shoes (1 pair): $20.00 & up
Dual-Head Stethoscope:$20.00-$40.00
Watch with Second Hand:$5.00-$20.00
Drug Testing Fee:Varies depending on the clinical site requirement.Cost is student's responsibility.
Current Immunizations:Cost varies per student
Negative 2-Step TB Skin Test prior to clinical placement:$15.00-$30.00
Three ring 2 inch Binder (1)
Pens/Pencils
Highlighters
Notebook Paper
Campus Bookstore is located in Building 5 *Note: Books and prices are subject to change without notice.*

Financial Assistance:

Financial assistance may be available through your local NCWORKS Center (formerly known as Job Link). The College also offers three Continuing Education Scholarships.Please click on the Financial Assistance link.

Class Schedule:

Nurse Aide I

Section #26832
Jan. 10-May 11
Tues & Thurs
8am-2pm
Fee:  $194.25
186 hours
BCCC12 1212

Nurse Aide II

Section #26833
Jan. 10-May 13
Tues & Thurs 6pm-10pm, every other Sat. 8:30am-4:30pm
Fee:  $19425
186 hours
BCCC12 1212

For more information, please contact:
Jackie Butcher
Director of Healthcare Programs
Beaufort County Community College, Building 8, Room 810
Phone:252-940-6263
Email:  jackie.butcher@beaufortccc.edu