Nurse Aide

Nurse Aide

The healthcare industry continues to seek experienced professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the population's evolving medical needs. As a result, careers in fields like certified nurse aide continue to be an attractive career option for many of today's graduates.

What You Will Learn

A certified nurse aide, or CNA, is a medical professional who provides personal care and performs basic nursing skills for adults. In Central Piedmont's Nurse Aide program, emphasis is placed 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 diseases/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. The nurse aide curriculum prepares you to work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be required to complete a skills/competency evaluation and will be able to register for the NC competency exam.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

At Central Piedmont, we teach students to be leaders in their industry. In our nurse aide program, you will:

  • learn from field-experienced instructors
  • gain valuable hands-on experience in class and in the lab
  • receive on the job training during your clinical rotation
  • complete your training at a fraction of the cost as compared to a private school

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Nurse Aide Careers and Average Salary

When you finish the program, you will be required to complete a skills/competency evaluation and will be able to register for the NC competency exam. You may be eligible to be listed on the registry as a Nursing Aide I and Nursing Aide II and may get jobs in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctor’s offices. The nurse aide profession offers both variety in the workplace and competitive salaries. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach or the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed nurse aide career requirements and opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

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Nurse Aide Certificate Course Sequence

Suggested course sequence (PDF)

The Details

How to Apply

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