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Nurse Aide

If you are interested in attending a Continuing Education Nurse Aide I class, please click the Continuing Education tab, Nurse Aide for schedules.

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.

Career Outlook

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.

Average Salary

  • Nursing Assistant (BLS)
    • $29,580 /YR
    • $$14.22/HR
  • Current TB Skin Test
  • Picture ID
  • Social Security Card 

All students will be required to complete a drug screen\ official background check. The performance of the drug screen\criminal background check is currently a requirement of the clinical sites with whom the College has contracted to provide clinical training and experience to the College’s Health Sciences students. It will be your responsibility to pay for the drug screen / criminal background check. Additional information regarding the ONLINE company you will complete this through will be provided upon registration. This must be completed no later than the first week of class.

The clinical sites have the discretionary right to refuse to permit a student having a positive drug screen and/or criminal record from receiving clinical training in their facility and that this determination is made by the clinical sites individually without input from the College. In the event that you are denied placement in a clinical facility by any of the clinical sites, you will be unable to successfully complete the Program, as the Program’s clinical objectives cannot be met, and you will be dismissed from the Program by the College.

Essential Skills

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.


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.

The Nurse Aide Certificate is a 13 credit hours program. Required courses are Nurse Aide I, Nurse Aide II, and Medication Aide.

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 Program Director | Building 17
  Phone: (910) 272-3317


  Instructor | Building 17
  Phone: (910) 272-3385


Once a student has successfully completed the Nurse Aide course, they will be eligible to take the State issued Nurse Aide exam.  This test is issued by Credentia.  The student will have two years (from the class completion date) and/or three attempts to pass their exam.  Upon successful completion of this exam, the student will earn the title of Certified Nurse Aide (CNA I).  Instructors will assist the student with scheduling their first test attempt at the conclusion of their class.  If the student is unsuccessful on their state exam, they should contact Credentia to reschedule.  The Robeson Community College Nurse Aide Department does not maintain control of the test, the companies testing rules, or grievances.  For testing information and or to schedule/reschedule your state exam, please visit: