2018 Nurse Aide 1 Classes (NOTE: All January classes are full.)

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Carolinas College of Health Sciences

1200 Blythe Blvd

Charlotte, North Carolina 28203

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Course Overview:

The Nurse Aide I Program is a 144-hour non-credit course providing you with the skills to work as a Certified Nurse Aide I. You will learn fundamental patient care skills in the classroom, student lab and clinical settings. Carolinas College of Health Sciences’ Nurse Aide I Program is approved by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) and meets Federal Guidelines. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion and are eligible to sit for the Pearson VUE NNAAP Exam to be listed on the North Carolina NA I Registry.

This program

  • Is taught by Registered Nurses approved by the Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR)
  • Provides classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences consistent with the standards of practice of DHSR and gives you the information and skills required to practice as a Nurse Aide I
  • Prepares students for North Carolina DHSR-approved Nurse Aide I competency evaluation
  • Includes CPR certification (American Heart Association)

Who Should Enroll?

Open to anyone who is interested in becoming a Nurse Aide I. Must be able to meet the following criteria: All applicants must submit a social security card as well as high school or GED transcript. Exceptions to this are applicants who are 17 years of age or older who have completed their junior year of high school and are admitted through AHEC Regional Education.


Carolinas College of Health Sciences, 1200 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203.


You will receive a confirmation letter with parking information prior to class.

Fee: $675.00

What You Will Learn: Upon completion of this program, you will be able to

  • Demonstrate the skills and understanding necessary to perform the role of the Nurse Aide I
  • Demonstrate respect for the dignity and worth of his/her patient while providing care
  • Allow patient choices related to the provision of care as appropriate
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of health and health practices related to: hygiene, safety, nutrition, exercise, elimination, mobility, and aging
  • Employ principles of safety when providing patient care
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with other members of the healthcare team
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Nursing Assistant I as a member of the healthcare team
  • Demonstrate age and developmentally appropriate care for patients
  • Demonstrate basic CPR skills according to the American Heart Association guidelines

AVAILABLE Course DATES: (more to be added soon!)

Day Class: January 29 - March 1, 2018

Monday-Thursday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (clinical days 7:15 am - 2:15 pm)

(meets Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday)

Weekend Class: January 13 - March 18, 2018 This class is full. Please choose another section.

Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (clinical days 7:15 am - 2:15 pm)

Evening Class CANCELLED : January 17 - May 2, 2018

Monday and Wednesday - 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm (clinical days 7:15 am - 2:15 pm)

Essential Functions:

Applicants to the Nurse Aide I program will be asked to verify that they can perform these functions, with or without accommodation:

  • Make decisions based on instructions with consideration of time, place and person
  • Organize responsibilities
  • Interact with people, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds
  • Communicate with others in verbal and written form
  • Move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces
  • Have coordination and muscular control adequate to provide safe and effective patient care and have full range of body motion to include handling and lifting
  • Have adequate sense of touch to perform physical assessment
  • Endure long hours of standing and walking
  • Hear adequately to monitor and assess patient health needs
  • See adequately to observe and assess patients
  • Lift up to 50 pounds

Community Standards:

In an effort to maintain a safe learning community, we ask the following questions of all applicants. We cannot accept your application unless you answer these questions when you complete the course registration. A “yes” answer to one or more of the following questions does not necessarily preclude your being admitted. However, your failure to provide complete, accurate, and truthful information will be grounds to deny or withdraw your admission, or to dismiss you after enrollment.

1. Is there any reason why you would not be able to produce a negative drug screen prior to enrollment? We are committed to an alcohol-free, drug-free, and tobacco-free workplace. Students found in violation of this standard may face disciplinary action including dismissal. Students must submit a negative drug screen prior to enrollment and are subject to random drug screens throughout enrollment.

2. Have you ever been convicted of any criminal violation of law, or are you now subject to a pending investigation or charges of violation of criminal law?

Applicants are required to submit a consent form provided by the College upon acceptance and must be cleared by Carolinas HealthCare System for participation in clinical education. Examples may include, but should not be limited to: driving while impaired, worthless checks, assault, driving while license is suspended, disorderly conduct, credit card fraud, embezzlement etc.

You must notify the Dean of Student Affairs of any criminal charge or conviction that occurs at any time after you submit this application.

3. Applicants must be eligible for clinical access at a Carolinas HealthCare System facility. Is there any reason why you would not be eligible for clinical access?

You will be asked to accept this statement upon registration in order to be considered for the NA 1 course:

I certify that the information provided on this application is accurate, complete and truthful. I understand that any failure to provide accurate, complete, and truthful information on this application will be grounds to deny or withdraw my admission, or dismiss me after enrollment. I have read the essential functions of the program to which I am applying and can perform the functions with reasonable accommodations, if warranted. I further understand that I am required to notify the admissions office if I change my email address or other contact information.


Classroom, lab and clinical attendance is expected. Satisfactory completion of NA I requires students to attend 140 hours of the 144 hour program. All missed classroom content, laboratory and clinical experiences must be made up for the student to successfully complete the Nurse Aide I program. If any time is missed in clinical or the final two days of class, no certificate will be issued to the student until time is made up with the next class pending availability in that class. If the requirement of attendance is not met, the student will receive an unsatisfactory for the course and not pass the program.

International Applicants:

Due to limited resources in supporting international students and a focus on providing healthcare practitioners for the Charlotte metropolitan area, the College will not authorize requests for temporary or student visas. Proof of legal residency may be required.

Citizenship International students who do not have permanent resident status will not be considered for admission

*If English is not your native language, a TOEFL score of at least 220 (computer version) or 83 (iBT: Internet based) is required to process your application. Please contact www.toefl.org to schedule test or request scores. (CCHS School Code 5130). YOU MUST SHOW SUCCESSFUL TOEFL SCORES WITHIN 30 DAYS OF CLASS START TO BE ENROLLED IN THE CLASS.

*Blended or Hybrid program has been approved by DHSR. Applicants will be notified via their email when changes are made to class schedule*.

If you need to cancel or reschedule, you must send the request in writing (or email) at least two business days prior to the start date of the class. (Lakisha.Bennett@carolinashealthcare.org)

Carolinas College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Carolinas College of Health Sciences.
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