Isothermal Community College

Continuing Education

Nurse Aide I

This 188-hour course is designed to prepare graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis on aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patient's rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide I by the N.C. Division of Facility Services. Please see the information listed below for Nurse Aide I Program prerequisites and co-requisites. CLASS DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please call 828-395-1675 to confirm course dates.

*Financial aid opportunities are available for the Nurse Aide Level I courses for qualifying students

  1. PRE-REQUISITE: All students wishing to enroll in the Nurse Aide Level I program must attend the Mandatory Orientation Session for the class they are interested in registering for.
  2. PRE-REQUISITE: All students wishing to enroll in the Nurse Aide Level I program must successfully complete the required 16-hour Pathways to C.N.A. course, which is typically offered one to two weeks before every Nurse Aide I class begins (see below for Pathways to C.N.A information). In most cases, the cost of the Pathways to C.N.A. course can be fee waived.
  3. CO-REQUISITE: All students wishing to enroll in the Nurse Aide I program must obtain at least a BRONZE LEVEL National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) prior to the indicated testing deadline given to each class during the Mandatory Orientation Session. This can be done one of three ways: (A) provide the Allied Health Programs Coordinator with a copy of your NCRC certificate and/or score report; (B) scheduling a test date with the Continuing Education Support Staff for the NCRC at a cost of $30.00; or (C) by enrolling in the Employability Open Lab in Continuing Education, accruing at least 12-hours of exam preparation through the Open Lab, and testing for the NCRC free of charge (see below for the Employability Open Lab information). In most cases, the cost of the Employability Open Lab can be fee waived.

Course Offerings

#48741
Tues/Wed/Thurs, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
August 15 - November 15
Rutherfordton Learning Center, Room 113, $180

Registration/Orientation (required):  Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 10 a.m.

 

#TBA
Tues/Wed/Thurs, 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
August 29 - November 9
Rutherfordton Learning Center, Room 116, $180

Registration/Orientation (required):  Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 10 a.m.

 

#49364
Mon/Tues/Wed, 5 - 9 p.m.
September 5 - November 29

AND

Sat/Sun, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
December 2 - 16 (Clinical)
Rutherfordton Learning Center, Room 112, $180

Registration/Orientation (required):   Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 10 a.m.

 

#47043
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, 8 a.m. - Noon
September 25 - December 20
Rutherfordton Learning Center, Room 112, $180

Registration/Orientation (required):  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 2 p.m. 

 

#47026
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
October 2 - November 29
Polk Center, Room 116, $180

Registration/Orientation (required):  Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 10 a.m.