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Nurse Aide I, II and Medication Aide

Course topics include communications, safety, patients’ rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, and mental health. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to make application for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP).

Nurse Aide II Competency (Refresher) Course
This course prepares graduates for relisting with NC Board of Nursing as a Nurse Aide Level II.

Prerequisites: The NA II is eligible for competency assessment in one of two ways:

  1. The NA II has had a continuous period of 24 months during which nursing care activities (NAII skills) were not performed for monetary compensation, but patient care activities (NAI skills) were performed for compensation. The NA II must have no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of funds on the DHSR Nurse Aide Registry.
  2. The NA II must have been eligible for renewal of NA II Listing prior to the listing expiration.
  • The NA II must have worked at least eight hours for compensation during the past 24 months performing nursing care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  • The NA II must have no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of funds on the DHSR Nurse Aide Registry.

Documentation verifying eligibility route must be presented to Shirleree Winstead prior to registration.

Students must register on campus in the Continuing Education Building.

Kit and packet are available in the Campus Store. No text book or uniform required.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 2023 Nurse Aide Class Schedule


Registration Section # Class Start End Days Time
Open 63870 Nurse Aide Level I 1/9/23 4/24/23 Monday and Wednesday Class meets from 6 pm - 10 pm
Open 63888 Nurse Aide Level I
1/10/23 4/13/23 Tuesday and Thursday Class meets from 8 am - 12 noon
Open 63889 Nurse Aide Level I 1/14/23 3/26/23 Saturday and Sunday Class meets from 8 am – 1 pm

Clinical meets from 7 am – 12 noon and 12:30 days

Open 63894 Nurse Aide Level II 1/14/23 3/12/23 Saturday and Sunday

Class meets from 8 am - 1 pm

Clinical meets from 7 am - 3:30 pm

Open 63891 Nurse Aide Level II 1/9/23 4/10/23 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Traditional) Class meets from 6 pm - 10 pm

All classes are Hybrid Blended except the NAII Traditional (MTW). Blended Hybrid classes the lecture portion is online while the students are on campus learning the client care skills preparing the students for clinicals and working in the healthcare arena.

NAI and NAII clinical days and hours are the same as class days and hours unless otherwise specified.

Explanation of a Blended (formally called Hybrid): When a class is listed as a blended that means that there is no lecture component (part) to the class. Students study the textbook on their own (study guides are provided) and all major tests except the final exam are taken online. Students have to come to class to learn and practice skill and have to attend clinical. During class students may ask questions about anything in the textbook they do not understand and instructors will demonstrate and explain skills before they are performed by the students. But the vast majority of time in the classroom is spent on mastering NAI skills. At the end of a blended there is a written final exam that is taken at NCC and a skills final exam that is also taken at NCC.

Please note: proper term used by the state of N.C. to describe this certification.

  • Nurse Aide I (NAI) is the same as a CNA (certified nursing assistant).
  • All of our NAI classes are blended

Per N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulations, a student must be 16.5 years old on or before the day that the NAI class starts. There is no leeway on this, not even a


Plus (click or tap to expand) + Fees for Nurse Aide I Competency Evaluation

Nurse Aide I and Medication Aide State Competency examination fees beginning February 1, 2021:

Nurse Aide Examination Type Examination Fees
NNAAP Computer-based Written Examination & Skills Evaluation (initial) $140.00
NNAAP Computer-based Written Examination Only (re-test) $40.00
NNAAP Computer-based Skills Evaluation Only (re-test) $100.00

Medication Aide examination for Employment in a Skilled Nursing Facility Fees
Computer-Based Written Examination (initial) $59.00
Computer-Based Written Examination (re-test) $59.00


Shirleree Winstead
Coordinator, Nurse Aide
Shirleree Winstead
Phone: 252-451-8378
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: 4122