Isothermal Community College

Continuing Education

Nurse Aide Programs

Nurse Aide I Offerings Through March 2015

(Schedule is Tentative and subject to change)

Schedule Offerings
Class Dates Class Days Class Time Registration Date/Time Class Location
2/3/14 - 6/30/14 M, W, TR 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 1/10/14 - 10:30 a.m. Spindale/RLC
4/1/14 - 8/20/14 Tues - Thurs 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 3/13/14 - 10:30 a.m. Spindale/RLC
4/1/14 - 8/20/14 Tues - Thurs 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. 3/13/14 - 10:30 a.m. Spindale/RLC
5/5/14 - 8/26/14 Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 12 noon 4/10/14 - 10:30 a.m. Spindale/RLC
7/7/14 - 10/21/14 Mon - Thurs 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. 6/12/14 - 10:30 a.m. Spindale/RLC
8/25/14 - 1/15/14 Mon - Wed 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 7/31/14 - 10:30 a.m. Spindale/RLC
9/2/14 - 12/18/14 Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 12 noon 7/31/14 - 10:30 a.m. Spindale/RLC
11/3/14 - 3/4/15 Mon - Thurs 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. 10/16/14 - 10:30 a.m. Spindale/RLC
5/20/14 - 7/28/14 Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. 4/9 - 10 a.m.&
4/16 - 2 p.m.
Polk Center
8/4/14 - 10/9/14 Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. 7/23 - 10 a.m. Polk Center

(Schedule for Spindale/RLC location will be updated as registration dates/times become available. For information on registration dates/times for Polk Center, contact Shirley Lattimore at 828-395-1099)

Typically, registration for classes will occur approximately one month prior to the first day of class. Please check with the Spindale and/or Polk campuses to ensure accuracy of dates and times AND to verify registration dates and times. The Spindale campus DOES NOT have a waiting list and is first come-first serve at the time of registration. The Polk campus DOES have a waiting/interest list and anyone interested should contact the Polk office and have their name added to the waiting/interest list as soon as possible.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NURSE AIDE PROGRAM

  • Must be 17 years of age OR have a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete and pass CASAS reading test OR provide an unofficial college transcript with RED 090, ENG 095 or ENG 111 completed PRIOR to the day of registration
  • Must provide copy of social security card AND valid driver's license or state issued ID card on day of registration (names on each card must be identical)
  • Mandatory criminal background check and drug screening to be done on campus during first week of class by DrugForce Screening in Shelby ($60.00 payable by cash or check)
  • Two-step PPD (skin test for Tuberculosis) to be completed prior to the first day of class (2 skins tests at a cost of $12 per test for a total of $24)

PAYMENT FOR THE NURSE AIDE PROGRAM

  • Be prepared to pay for class on the day of registration (course fee of $180.00). Payment may be made with Visa/Mastercard, check, cash (correct change requested), or financial aid payment voucher
  • Optional Student Accident and Liability Insurance due at time of registration ($1.25 ‑ correct change requested)
  • If applying for financial aid/Powers Scholarship—in order for the payment voucher to be available at registration, applicant should contact financial aid at least one month prior to the registration date in order for the paperwork to be processed in a timely manner. For additional information regarding financial aid, please call 828-395-1438

CASAS READING TEST (TESTING SCHEDULE)

Testing schedule during regular hours (September through April):

1st Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Maple Room in the Foundation building

AND

3rd Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Maple Room in the Foundation building

Testing schedule during summer hours (May through August):

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Maple Room in the Foundation building

(For information on CASAS Test Schedule for Polk Center, contact Shirley Lattimore at 828-395-1099)

COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COURSE

Course Fee (due at time of registration) $180.00
Mandatory Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening (done on campus during first week of class)

$ 60.00

2-Step PPD (2 tests at a cost of $12 each at Health Department)

$ 24.00

Student Accident & Liability Insurance (optional-due at time of registration)

$ 1.25

NA I Textbook (available in campus bookstore)

$ 41.10

Book Bundle (available in campus bookstore)

$ 25.62

CPR Book (available in campus bookstore)

$ 16.81

NACES State Exam Fee (due at completion of clinicals)

$101.00

Stethoscope (suggested but not required, purchase on your own)

~$ 15.00

Uniform (Ceil Blue top and pant, at least one set—purchase on your own)

~$ 35.00

Nurse Aide Pin (needed for graduation—purchase on your own)

~$ 7.00

Other Supplies: White tennis shoes, wrist watch with second hand, black ink pens, notepads

***ALL COSTS ARE APPROXIMATE AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

NURSE AIDE II INFORMATION

Currently, no Nurse Aide II classes are being offered at the Spindale Campus/RLC. For information on offerings at the Polk Center, call 828-395-1098.

NURSE AIDE REFRESHER

This 48-hour class is designed to prepare students who have been listed previously on the Nurse Aide I Registry but have allowed their certification to lapse to take the NACES (State) exam for written and skills competencies again.

Due to recent changes in the state approved curriculum and testing skills, no Nurse Aide I Refresher courses are being offered at this time.

CASAS Testing Schedule

CASAS Testing Schedule
DATE TIME LOCATION
1/17/14 3:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
2/7/14 11:00 a.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
2/21/14 3:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
3/7/14 11:00 a.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
3/21/14 3:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
4/4/14 11:00 a.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
5/1/14 2:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
5/22/14 2:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
6/5/14 2:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
6/19/14 2:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
7/10/14 2:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
7/24/14 2:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
8/7/14 2:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
8/21/14 2:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
9/5/14 11:00 a.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
9/19/14 3:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
10/3/14 11:00 a.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
10/17/14 3:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
11/7/14 11:00 a.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
11/21/14 3:00 p.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.
12/5/14 11:00 a.m. Maple Room in Foundation Bldg.

Betsy Cuthbertson, RN
Nurse Aide Program Coordinator
828-395-1675 (Spindale)
828-395-1291 (Polk Center)
828-395-4204 (RLC)
bcuthbertson@isothermal.edu

Sandy Brackett
NA Program Support Staff, Spindale
828-395-1405
sbrackett@isothermal.edu

Shirley Lattimore
NA Program Support Staff, Polk
828-395-1099
slattimore@isothermal.edu