Nurse Aide Certificate (C45840) - Cleveland CC Shelby, NC

Nurse Aide Certificate (C45840)

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.

Graduates of this curriculum may be eligible to be listed on the registry as a Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide II. They may be employed in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctors’ offices.

Admissions Process

  1. Must meet all College general admission requirements as stated in the Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook. For the most current admissions requirements, please refer to the Cleveland Community College website at
  2. Students are required to have a high school diploma or a GED per the NC Board of Nursing. 
  3. Students applying for Nurse Aide II must have completed a state-approved Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide I course with a grade of B or better and must have completed and passed the NA I Competency Exam to be listed on the NA I Registry.
  4. Upon entry into the class, immunization forms will be uploaded into a secure Immunization and Compliance Tracking Database by the student. Submission dates will be provided by the instructor. 
  5. Nurse Aide Certificate program students must have an 80 average, so they must earn a grade of “B” or better to pass the course.
  6. Nurse Aide students are required to obtain malpractice insurance through the College business office.
  7. All Nurse Aide I & II students must acquire a criminal background check and drug testing from an approved vendor. Criminal background checks and drug testing are required by the clinical facilities, who determine all clinical participation. Clinical approval is required prior to beginning clinical education. Failure to complete this requirement in a timely manner will jeopardize the student’s ability to complete the class. Instructors will provide more information on this process.
Nurse Aide students practice taking blood pressure

Program Requirements

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
NAS-101 - Nurse Aide I 3 4 3 6 fall, spring, summer
NAS-102 - Nurse Aide II 3 2 6 6 fall, spring