Nurse Aide I
This course prepares graduates to provide personal care and basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis is on the aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patient‘s rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure, function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and role of the nurse aide and health team members. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Satisfactory completion of the competency evaluation provided by NACES/Pearson Vue is required in order to apply for listing on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and the competency evaluation the graduate may apply for listing as a Nurse Aide I with the N.C. Division of Health Services Regulation. In all employment settings, the listed Nurse Aide I will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.
Nurse Aide II
The Nurse Aide II course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. A skill/competency evaluation is required for documenting student competency. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II with the North Carolina Board of Nursing Nurse Aide II Registry. In all employment settings, the listed Nurse Aide II will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED and current listing on the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry.
Course Admission Requirements
- Complete and return the SCC Application for Admission.
- Submit a copy of high school diploma or GED certificate.
- Complete the reading portion of the placement assessment. Reassessment may be done only once but no earlier than three months after the first assessment.
- Meet with an SCC counselor.
Nurse Aide I and/or Nurse Aide II Reading Requirement
Completion of RED 070, Essential Reading Skills, with a grade of C or better or test out of the course through the placement assessment. If the minimum score is not attained on the placement assessment, reassessment may be done after spending 35 documented hours on reading in the Basic Skills Lab.
Enrollment and continuation in nurse aide courses is contingent upon the submission of the required documentation on or before the specified date communicated by the college. Admission requirements include but are not limited to:
- Malpractice insurance (paid upon registration for class)
- OSHA training
- Certification from students of ability to perform essential functions
- Certification from students that provides evidence that they meet the conditions of physical health and/or physical capability at a level that is acceptable to and in keeping with safe nursing care to the public.
- Certification from students that provides evidence that they meet the conditions of emotional health at a level that is acceptable to and in keeping with safe nursing care to the public
- Completed health form with current physical examination (done within last 9 months)
- TB test within last nine months
- Immunizations (required)
- Three tetanus vaccines (one within last 10 years)
- Two MMRs or two rubeolas, one rubella and one mumps or positive titers
- Immunizations (strongly recommended and waiver required)
- Hepatitis series
- Varicella or positive titer
Available in the office of the Dean of Allied Health is a copy of the SCC Allied Health Division Medical Records and Health Certification Form with detailed admission requirements, along with a description of the essential functions of the program which students must be able to perform.
Students accepted into nurse aide courses with previous physical, emotional, or behavioral problems which conflict with the safety essential to nurse aide practice must provide professional certification that appropriate treatment and/or counseling has taken place and that the problem has been adequately accommodated.
Eligibility for Listing on Nurse Aide I Registry and Nurse Aide II Registry
Students earning a grade of S in the Nurse Aide I course will receive a certificate of course completion from SCC and will be eligible to apply for the written and skills competency examinations administered though NACES/Pearson Vue. Students must successfully complete the written and skills competency examinations administered by NACES/Pearson Vue to be eligible to apply for listing on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry with the NC Division of Health Services Regulation.
Applicants who are currently listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry and who meet current Nurse Aide II course admission requirements may enroll in Nurse Aide II. Students earning a grade of S in the Nurse Aide II course will receive a certificate of course completion from SCC and will be eligible to apply for listing on the NC Nurse Aide II Registry with the NC Board of Nursing.
Relationship with Clinical Agency
From a safety perspective, the users of alcohol and drugs may impair the well-being of themselves and the persons they serve in the clinical setting. In addition, the contract between SCC and a clinical agency requires that the college abide by the existing rules and regulations of the agency. Clinical agencies may require acceptable criminal background checks and drug screens prior to participating in clinical. The college follows agency protocol regarding drug screening and criminal background checks. The college agrees to not assign or to withdraw any student from the clinical agency when the students are unacceptable to the agency because of health, performance, a positive criminal background check, or other reasonable causes. Without access to the clinical facilities, students will be unable to satisfactorily complete the nurse aide courses.
Students may be required, at their own expense, to be tested for consumption of alcohol/drugs for cause at any time while in this program. Clinical sites control and can refuse to allow an individual to work in their facility.
Dismissal of Students
Faculty teaching nurse aide courses follow published college and Nursing Department policies and practices that provide for identification and dismissal of students who do the following:
- Demonstrate physical or emotional problems which conflict with the safety essential to nursing practice and do not respond to appropriate treatment and/ or counseling within a reasonable period of time.
- Demonstrate unsafe clinical practices or behavior which conflicts with safety essential to nursing practice.
Students who demonstrate behavior that conflicts with safety essential to nursing practice can be dismissed from nurse aide courses regardless of whether treatment or counseling has occurred. Readmission of students who were dismissed from the program for physical, emotional, or behavioral problems which conflicted with the safety essential to nurse aide practice is contingent on professional documentation that appropriate treatment and/or counseling has taken place and that the problem has been adequately accommodated.