Nurse Aide

Career Description

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

Course work emphasizes growth and development throughout the life span, 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.

Career Information

Graduates may be eligible to be listed on the registry as a Nursing Assistant I and/or Nursing Assistant II. They may be employed in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctor’s offices. Graduates must pass the National Nurse Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination in order to be certified.

Salary

Entry Hourly Wage: $8.22 (Information Source: nchealthcareers.com)

Entry Hourly Wage: $8.45 (Information Source: NCWorksOnline)

Program Requirements

The Nurse Aide Certificate is a 13 credit hours program. Robeson Community College is currently offering the Nurse Aide I course through Continuing Education/Workforce Development. Please call 910-272-3395 or visit the Continuing Education page for more information.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Highly motivated to provide quality patient care to a diverse population, a strong sense of ethical behavior, ability to work well with others and effective oral and written communication skills.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Nurse Aide Certificate Program, contact Sheila Smith, Program Director, at 910-272-3397 or ssmith@robeson.edu.