Nursing Assistant

FTCC offers a 17 credit hour Nursing Assistant Certificate in the Curriculum Division. This Certificate offers college credit for the following courses over two semesters.

Nursing Assistant (NAS) 101 (NAI) introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, or clients in a health care setting. Topics include communications, safety, patients' rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, and mental health.  A certificate is awarded upon completion of this program permitting the graduate to be scheduled for competency testing required by the State of NC. Success on the NA I testing will lead to listing on the Nurse Aide I Registry maintained by the Division of Facility Services.

Nursing Assistant (NAS) 102 (NAII) course provides training in selected advanced nursing assistant procedures. Emphasis is placed on sterile techniques, respiratory procedures, catheterization, wound and trach care, irrigations, and ostomy care. Upon completion, students would be able to demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as a Nursing Assistant II with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. A certificate is awarded upon completion of this course permitting the graduate to be listed on the Nurse Aide II Registry maintained by the NC Board of Nursing.

Nursing Assistant (NAS) 103 Home Health Care course covers basic health issues that affect clients in the home setting. Emphasis is placed on home safety, recognizing significant changes in the client's condition, family dynamics, and use of home health care equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to identify care for clients at home.

CIS-110 Introduction to Computers: This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.

If you are a caring and compassionate person who wants to make a positive impact in a health care profession, this career may be for you. It will also be an excellent foundation for other areas of health care.

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