Nurse Aide Diploma (D45970) - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Nurse Aide Diploma (D45970)

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, equipment management, and employment skills. Upon completion, the student may be eligible for listing on the Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide II registries.

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 www.clevelandcc.edu.
  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 Diploma 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 on mannequin.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
HEA-112 - First Aid & CPR 1 2 2 fall, spring
MED-121 - Medical Terminology I 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MED-122 - Medical Terminology II 3 0 3 fall, spring
NAS-101 - Nurse Aide I 3 4 3 6 fall, spring, summer
NAS-102 - Nurse Aide II 3 2 6 6 fall, spring
Select one set:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-155 - Nutrition 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
and
BIO-163 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 5 fall, spring
or
BIO-168 - Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
and
BIO-169 - Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
Select one of the following:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Total Major Hours: 31

General Education Courses

Communications:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Humanities Fine Arts:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Total General Education Hours: 6

Fall Semester

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-155 - Nutrition 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
or
BIO-168 - Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
HEA-112 - First Aid & CPR 1 2 2 fall, spring
MED-121 - Medical Terminology I 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
NAS-101 - Nurse Aide I 3 4 3 6 fall, spring, summer

Spring Semester

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-163 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 5 fall, spring
or
BIO-169 - Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MED-122 - Medical Terminology II 3 0 3 fall, spring
NAS-102 - Nurse Aide II 3 2 6 6 fall, spring

Summer Term

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
or
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37

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