A male student wearing medical scrubs practices using a stethoscope on a female student while she lays on a gurney.


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Plan of Study

(Courses by Semester)
* This program is financial aid eligible.

Nurse Aide Certificate

Short Term

The Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.

Topics include growth and development, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household environment and equipment management, family resources and services, and employment skills. Courses also provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of advanced health science degrees or programs.

Through classroom instruction, laboratory work, and clinical rotations, students prepare to pass the NC Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation, a requirement to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.


Students must provide proof of the following at the class orientation session:

  • Proof of immunity for MMR, Varicella, Tdap (dependent upon NAS-101 clinical site assignment)
  • Negative TB skin test within 6 months of the first day of class or a negative chest X-ray within the last 5 years (two-step TB dependent upon NAS-101 clinical site assignment).
  • Hepatitis immunity through vaccination or by signing a declination form.
  • An influenza (flu) vaccine spring and fall semesters.
  • Personal health insurance (dependent upon NAS-101 clinical site assignment)
  • COVID-19 vaccination

Equipment and Supplies

  • Hunter green scrub shirt and pants
  • White or black shoes with a closed toe and a closed heel
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Watch with a second hand
  • Notebook and pens
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Spring Application Deadline is Jan 02

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Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type



Main Campus, Online

Minimum Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
HSC-110 Orientation to Health Careers 1
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3
NAS-101 Nurse Aide I 6

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