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Nursing Assistant Certification


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What is a CNA?

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are important healthcare providers who support patients with daily activities and supply routine care such as assessing temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure, activities of daily living and providing nursing assistant procedures.
Supervised by a registered nurse or license practical nurse, CNAs are commonly referred to as the “eyes and ears” of the nurse because they spend more time observing and interacting with patients.
This training provides insight into patient care that will prove invaluable as you pursue your nursing, sonography or health sciences career.
Another common term for CNA is Nurse Aide I.

Orientation & Registration (Nursing Assistant/C.N.A. I and II classes/Medication Aide/and Nurse Aide Refresher)

Dates: Fall Registration: July 10 or July 17
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Public Safety Building J1630

Students must bring the following to register:
  • social security card
  • drivers' license
  • copy of high school diploma, transcript, GED or reading placement scores

Nursing Assistant I Course

NA I course provides a 160-hour State Approved basic personal care course leading to the N.C. State Certification Exam for the Nurse Aide Registry. Classes are offered evenings, days and also Friday and Saturday (days). Classes last from 12–16 weeks.
Cost: Tuition $204.00; background check and drug screen estimated $71; books/badge estimated $135 dollars; proper uniform for clinical estimated $40; immunizations vary; BLS class $72.50.

Pre-requisites
  1. Current BLS card, must be for Healthcare Provider.
  2. Two matching government ID cards (Photo driver’s license/social security card/military or passport).
  3. High School Diploma/GED/ High School Transcript – if not, must pass reading test.
  4. Stethoscope.
  5. High School Students require a Dual Enrollment Form signed by principal before first day of class.

Nurse Aide Refresher Online Course

The 45 hour NA I Refresher online course provides lecture online and lab practice of previously learned skills and hands on skills practice for state exams for students with expired certifications five years or less or out of state aides desiring to be listed on the N.C. Nurse Aide I registry. Cost: $135; skills packet $10; State Exam $101.

Pre-requisites
  1. Verification of previous NA I State Registry in the past five years.
  2. Two matching government ID cards (Photo driver’s license/social security card/military or passport).
  3. Students wishing to challenge the NA I State exam should go to website: www.ncnar.org, click on Pearson VUE, and click on Nurse Aide Exam for application, handbook, and testing sites.

Nursing Assistant II Course

This 160-hour NAII State Approved course provides students class, lab, and clinical rotation in skills involving sterile technique (wound care, tracheostomy and Ostomy care, enteral feedings, catheter care and glucose testing).
Cost: Tuition $204; background check and drug screen estimated $71; books/badge estimated $100; proper uniform for clinical estimated $40; immunizations vary; BLS class $72.50.

Pre-requisites
  1. Current BLS card, Must be for Healthcare Provider.
  2. Two matching government ID cards (Photo driver’s license/social security card/military or passport).
  3. High School Diploma/GED/ High School Transcript – if not, must pass reading test.
  4. Stethoscope.
  5. High School Students require a Duel Enrollment Form signed by principal before first day of class.
  6. Verification of listing on N.C. NA I Registry must be current.
Classes are offered two days a week. Students must maintain an 80 average passing all modules.
NC State Certification Exam is required for NA II registry, NA I must be obtained.

Medication Aide Course

This is a 24-hour State Approved course involves class and lab practice. Students must score 90 on the final exam. The course involves the six rights of medication administration, accuracy, infection control, patient’s rights and scope of practice. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the N.C. State Board Medication Aide Exam for skilled nursing homes (This is not the same as the Med Tech of Med Aide for Assisted Living Centers and Rest Home requires). Cost: $70; book $10.

Pre-requisites
  1. Two matching government ID cards (Photo driver’s license/social security card/military or passport).
  2. High School Diploma/GED/ High School Transcript – if not must pass reading test.
  3. Current NA I registry validation.

Medication Aide RN Instructor Course

This 16-hour State Approved course provides the curriculum training for RN’s to teach the medication aide course by a Master Medication Aide Instructor. Instructors must pass the exam with a 90 and complete an Application to N.C. Board of Nursing for certification. This course is offered two consecutive days. Cost $70; Manual/CD varies.

Pre-requisites
  1. Current, active, unrestricted N.C. RN or compact State License.
  2. Two current years of medication aide administration experience.
  3. Two matching government ID cards (Photo driver’s license/social security card/military or passport).
  4. Online Board of Nursing Medication Aide application sent to coordinator.

ADMISSION PROCESS:

To register, bring copies of the following to the Registration/Orientation:
  • Your completed Registration Form
  • A copy of your High School diploma or equivalent*
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Current HealthCare Provider CPR card**
  • Social Security Card
*If you have not completed high school or have a GED, you must take a reading placement test.
(High School students must complete a dual enrollment form.)


** You must be certified in BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Providers for this class.
Please call (919) 209-2522 to register.
BLS (CPR) is offered the second and fourth Saturdays each month. Cost is $72.50.


Please note: Class space is limited and enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis. female medical worker taking notes

CNA I classes

Tuition: $204
Book: $135 (est.)
Total cost for CNA I class is approximately $500.
(Including tuition, book, drug screen, vaccines, nametag and BLS.)


Day

Dates: August 20 - October 15, 2014
Weekdays: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Time: 0830 a.m. - 1600 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Center

Dates: October 20 - December 12, 2014
Weekdays: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Time: 0830 a.m. - 1600 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Center

Dates: October 20 - December 12, 2014
Weekdays: Online, Labs on Monday
Clinical dates: TBA
Time: 0830 a.m. - 1700 p.m.

Location: JCC



Night

Dates: August 18 - December 11, 2014
Weekdays: Monday/Thursday/Saturday
Time: 1700 - 2100 p.m.
*Saturdays:
0700 a.m. - 1530 p.m.

Location: JCC

Dates: August 19 - December 11
Weekdays: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Time: 1730 - 2130 p.m.
*Saturdays
0700 a.m. - 1530 p.m.

Location: JCC

Dates: September 2 - December 9
Weekdays: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Time: 1730 - 2130 p.m.
*Saturdays
0700 a.m. - 1530 p.m.

Location: Cleveland


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CNA II Class

You must be currently listed on the CNA I registry to register for the CNA II class.

Tuition: $204
Book: $135 (est.)

Day

Dates: May 1 - August 7, 2014
Weekdays: Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 0830 a.m. - 1500 p.m.

Dates: September 2 - December 11, 2014
Weekdays: Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 0830 a.m. - 1500 p.m.


Medication Aide

Dates: October 6 - 22, 2014
Weekdays: Monday/Wednesday
Time: 1730 p.m. - 2130 p.m.


Nurse Aide Refresher

Dates: October 2 - 30, 2014
Weekdays:Online, Labs on Thursdays
Time: 1300 p.m. - 1600 p.m.


Need to Be NA Certified?

The following health programs at Johnston Community College require that all entering students be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry in order to be admitted into the Fall programs.
  • Associate Degree Nursing, Cardiovascular Sonography, Medical Sonography and Nuclear Medicine -
    March 1 of application year

Where can I get CNA training?

JCC offers day and evening nursing assistant training.
There are several other private and public training sites available for becoming a certified nursing assistant. Information pertaining to approved training program locations is available at www.ncnar.org by selecting the "Forms and Publications" link.
A complete list of state-approved nurse aide training programs can be found here.


For more information, please contact:

Rachel Tice
Administrative Assistant, Health, Wellness and Human Services
(919) 464-2368
rstice@johnstoncc.edu
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