Nursing: Nursing Assistant Refresher Training Program

This 50-hour course consists of a brief review of the NA I theory curriculum, selected NA I skills, and preparation for the state written and skill exams. Successful completion of this refresher course will provide individuals with a review of the knowledge, skills, and abilities that must be demonstrated on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination necessary for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

Note: If you have taken the North Carolina NNAAP test three times within a two-year period, and failed, you are ineligible to take a refresher class and must re-take the complete Nursing Assistant 1 course. References to this rule may be found in the NC Nurse Aide I Candidate Handbook) Additionally, if your license expired prior to July 2013, you are ineligible for the refresher and must re-take the complete Nursing Assistant 1 course. 

Additional Note: If your goal is to enroll in Nursing School, this course will NOT meet the required pre-requisite and you will need to take an accredited complete Nursing Assistant 1 course

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is designed to update individuals who:

  1. Are currently listed or are listed as inactive on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry, or
    b.  Have successfully completed a state approved training program, or
    c.  Hold a state recognized unencumbered health care credential (EMT, EMT-P, CMA, RN, LPN, etc.) from any state or,
    d.  Are military personnel and have documented medical/corpsman training

YOU DO NOT QUALIFY IF:

  1. Your certification expired before July 2013
    b.  You have taken the NNAAP test three times in the last two years and failed (you have to retake the entire course)
    c.  If you are planning to enroll in nursing school, this course does not meet their requirements

YOU MUST PROVIDE BY THE THIRD DAY OF CLASS:

  1. A copy of your driver’s license or other government issued photo ID
    b.  A copy of your High School transcripts
    c.  A government issued Social Security Card, signed and not laminated (for your instructor to check)
    d.  A copy of your registry/credentials

This course is designed to provide individuals with a review of the knowledge, skills and abilities that must be demonstrated on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination necessary for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age (no exceptions).
  2. Have a valid high school diploma or GED certificate from an accredited school. (If you have never taken a class at GTCC before and have a high school diploma from another country, it will need to be validated through our Student Success Center. You may contact Ashley Mackey-Whitworth to set up an appointment at 336-336-334-4822 ext. 50076 or via email at admackeywhitworth@gtcc.edu. You will be dismissed from the class if the high school diploma you have is from an unaccredited high school. This will be checked on the first day of class. If you are unsure if your high school is accredited, you may email Amy Leonard at aeleonard@gtcc.edu and she will check for you.)
  3. Enrollees must provide a copy of unencumbered Registry listing or any state recognized or military health care credential by nurse aide listing number or other credential identifiers.
  4. MUST have a U.S. government-issued Social Security Card, signed and non-laminated (a permanent resident card, such as a Visa, or any other alien identification card will not be accepted)
  5. Have an unexpired Government issued photo ID such as a Driver’s License or Passport (must bring a copy of this to the first class)

You MUST bring all of the above documents to the first class for verification by the instructor. If you do not meet ALL these qualifications, you will be dismissed from the course and will receive a refund of the registration fee.

 

If GTCC already has your transcripts on file, you will not need to bring your high school diploma or GED certificate to the first class and will only need to bring your original Social Security card and copy of your Photo ID. If you are unsure if it is on file or not, you may email Amy Leonard at aeleonard@gtcc.edu and she can check for you.

Registration Fee for the Course: $133.00.  Financial Aid is not available for the class as it is a non-credit certificate course. 

Required Items:

Student Manual – $29.60 before tax – Required for the first day of class (must purchase from GTCC Campus bookstore PRIOR to class where you will be taking the class).

Additional Required Items

Watch with a second hand – $10.00 – $12.00

Two #2 Pencils

NOTE:  The sitting fee for the state exam will be an additional $101.00 and is not included in the registration fee and other fees listed above. Also, students must wait 13 calendar days after graduation to take this exam.

  • The attendance policy is very strict. You may be dismissed from the program if you are absent more than once or tardy greater than 3 times during the Theory and Lab portions of the class.
  • In order to be successful in the course you must score a 77% or better on the final written exam AND score an 80% or better on the skills performance exam.
  • You must be able to accept constructive criticism, control your temper and follow directions carefully.
  • Unprofessional or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
  • You will be dismissed during any portion of this class should your reaction be inappropriate at any time.
  • You may be dismissed if you are caught cheating, suspected of alcohol or drug use on campus or before class.
  • If you are dismissed from a class for any reason, you are not eligible for a refund.

The job description for Nursing is both physical and stressful. There is no light duty available. You must be able to lift 50 pounds, stand for up to 4 hrs., stoop or bend without assistance, be able to listen to soft sounds, and comprehend English and speak English fluently.

  1. Disability Services – The NA 1 Departmental Staff want all students to be successful.  If you have any special needs, please contact the Disability Access Services department prior to starting your class so that arrangements can be made for the first day.  Please call 334-4822 ext. 50113. 
  2. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or (ESL) – If you feel you need assistance with comprehension of the English Language, you may call 334-4822 ext. 53107.  This is highly encouraged prior to enrolling in an NA 1 course. 
  3. Learning Resource Centers – As a student in the NA 1 training program, you have access to the Learning Resource Centers on all three campus locations. 
  4. Veterans’ Center – If you think you are eligible for VA/Military Education Benefits, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL1 or 888-442-4551.  Eligibility is ultimately determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs, not GTCC.  For additional information, you can contact Flora Taylor at 334-4822 ext. 50521. 

Veterans and active duty military personnel with special circumstances are welcome and encouraged to communicate these to your Instructor or any member of the NA Training Program Administration. Thank you for your service to our country.

Try our Basic Skills Plus Program

If interested in becoming a Nursing Assistant, but you are lacking your High School Diploma or GED, this is the program that can help you.  Students will be able to earn their GED diploma, Nursing Assistant 1 Certificate and Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).  If interested, please call the Adult Education Intake Office of GTCC at 336-454-1126 Ext: 55087.

If you have read the sections above, let’s get you registered.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
NUR-3242-R27 Nurse Aide I Refresher 11/5/18 - 11/29/18 Mon-Thur 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm High Point H4 129 Click Here

For future courses:

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  1. Click this link: Register On-line or click on the icons to the right.
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To register by mail:

You can register through the mail with GTCC registration form

Please mail your form to:

GTCC – Con Ed Registration
P.O. Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282

You may register in person at one of our following campuses.

  • Jamestown Campus: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Medlin Campus Center Bldg., 2nd floor.
  • Greensboro Campus: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm / Friday, 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the Continuing Education Center (CEC) Bldg.
  • High Point Campus: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 6:30 pm / Friday, 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the (H1) Bldg.

Please be sure when registering for a class that it best fits your schedule and then make a note of the exact course code, date and times, and location of your class. If you decide after you have registered for a particular class that you would rather attend another class, this will not be allowed without first checking to see if there is availability. Showing up for a class that you are not officially registered for will not be permitted even with paid receipt.

For questions: call Amy Leonard at 336-334-4822 Ext. 53062 or email: aeleonard@gtcc.edu.

Make sure you asked to be added to our email database for the latest course posting to be sent to you.

On successful completion of a Nursing Assistant training course at GTCC (NA I, or NA I Refresher), you must pass the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry exam in order to be listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry. Registry listing is a requirement in North Carolina to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant. GTCC is a Designated Testing Center for both the written and skills portions of the Nurse Aide Registry Exam. This allows you as a student to test in a familiar environment with equipment you are familiar with working around. To apply for your examination please refer to the link and reference the latest edition of the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Candidate Handbook (PDF).

YOU MAY NOT REGISTER UNTIL YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM PEARSON VUE GIVING YOU A REGISTRATION LINK.  Once you receive this email, you may establish your profile for testing and select your test date.  As a candidate, you are strongly encouraged to test as soon as you can which provides you the best opportunity for passing the exams. The Pearson Vue registration site is http://www.pearsonvue.com/nc/nurseaides/.

Remember the Open Labs are available for you, even after you graduate, to return to GTCC and practice your skills prior to your test date. There is an Instructor available to assist you during every Open Lab date. For a schedule of Open Lab dates, times and locations, click on the NA OPEN LAB SCHEDULE. [LINK TO BE ADDED LATER]

Instructions for registering for In-Facility Testing can be found at http://www.pearsonvue.com/nc/nurseaides/inf_scheduling_guide.pdf.

The In Facility Test number for GTCC is 34363.

In Facility, testing is on the Jamestown Campus, James Williams Hall, Room 201

The testing dates for 2017

  • May 19, 2018 (application deadline is 5:00 pm on May 4)
  • June 16, 2018 (application deadline is 5:00 pm on June 1)
  • July 21, 2018 (application deadline is 5:00 pm on July 6)
  • August 18, 2018 (application deadline is 5:00 pm on August 3)
  • September 15, 2018 (application deadline is 5:00 pm on August 31)
  • September 29, 2018 (application deadline is 5:00 pm on September 14)
  • October 20, 2018 (application deadline is 5:00 pm on October 5)
  • November 17, 2018 (application deadline is 5:00 pm on November 2)
  • December 8, 2018 (application deadline is 5:00 pm on November 23)

If you are successfully scheduled to test at GTCC, you must be in the classroom, James Williams Hall room 201, no later than 7:30 am on your scheduled test date.