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2023-2024 General Catalog Archived 
2023-2024 General Catalog Archived [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nurse Aide, Certificate

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C45840 (This certificate is offered for Valley Academy students.)

Total credit hours: 12

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.

Upon completion, the student may be eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I and other selected Nurse Aide registries as determined by the local program of study.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Nurse Aide program, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Function within the role and scope of practice of a Nurse Aide as a member of the healthcare team.
  2. Identify psychological and social needs of clients in a variety of healthcare settings.
  3. Demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as Nurse Aide I with the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.
  4. Demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as a Geriatric Aide with the Nurse Aide I Registry.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Nurse Aide program must:

  1. Demonstrate physical and emotional health status compatible with the ability to provide safe care to clients and to obtain acceptance for clinical training.
  2. Attend a required NAS orientation.
  3. Students must be 17 years old by the first day of NAS-101.

NOTE: Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee placement into the Nurse Aide program.

Progression Requirements

A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in NAS prefix courses in order to progress in the program.

Clinical Clearance Requirements

A criminal background check, drug screen, and up-to-date immunizations are required by the clinical site prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility denies a student’s participation in clinical experiences in that clinical agency, the student will not be able to progress in the program.

Technical Standards

In addition to Davidson-Davie requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of a nurse aide. These technical standards are published in the application packet for admission to health programs and the program student handbook. Nurse Aide & Nursing Assistant Technical Standards (PDF opens in new window)  

Curriculum Guide

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