Nurse Aide Level I

Nurse Aide Level I

The Nurse Aide I training program prepares you to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. The Nurse Aide I 160-contact hour course is a Workforce Continuing Education course; therefore students will not receive credit hours or be eligible for financial aid. There are scholarships available, contact us for more information.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Competency Examination. The successful completion of the written and skills exam is required for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. Individuals must be listed on the Nurse Aide Registry to fulfill employment requirements in the health care industry as a Nurse Aide I in North Carolina. The Nurse Aide I course consists of theory and a clinical experience in an assisted living or long-term care facility. The course is 112-hours of in-class lecture and lab (theory component) and 48-hours of mandatory clinical rotation.


FALL 2020   






Aug. 17

Oct. 19

MTWTh; 8 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.   

Clinical Date/Hours:
Sept. 21 – Oct. 1;
6:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

*Limited to 10 seats (subject to change)

Caswell County

S. Hailey

Aug. 21

Dec. 18

Fri; 5 – 9 p.m.
Sat; 8 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Clinical Date/Hours:
Oct. 31 – Dec. 4;
Fri.; 5 – 9:15 p.m.
Sat.; 6:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

*Limited to 10 seats

Caswell County

J. Atkins

Sept. 14

Dec. 17

2 – 5 p.m.

Clinical Date/Hours:
Nov. 13 – Dec. 1;
1:30 – 5:15 p.m.

*Limited to 10 seats

Caswell County

S. Hailey

Click here to register online! 
*Students must be prepared to pay the registration fee within 48 hours of submitting registration form.



1. Tuition and fees: The registration fee is $189.  This includes registration, student liability fee, and insurance.

2. Textbook: Mosby’s Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 9th Edition, ISBN 978-0-323-31974-4; textbooks must be purchased in advance. They are available from the PCC Bookstore

3. Uniform: Price will vary depending on the place of purchase. Ceil blue scrubs and closed toe, closed heel white non-canvas shoes and white socks are required for clinical.

4. Other costs:  Stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and a watch with a second-hand.

5. NNAAP: $120 State competency exam, paid during the last week of class.



To register, contact Workforce Development at (336) 694-8064 or (336) 694-8080.  You may also contact us by email at  



Registering for Continuing Education Courses is fast and easy! You can register in person, online, or by mailing your payment with registration form. 

  1. Review the available classes. You will need the course start and end dates, course title, and course location. 
  2. To register in person, come to the Workforce Development office on the Person or Caswell County Campus to complete the registration form and pay your registration fee.
                    Caswell County Campus, Room K-213
                    Person County Campus, Room E-110 
  3. To register online: 
    Click here to submit your registration form. Once received, you will receive an email with payment instructions from Lori Watlington. Payment must be received within 48 hours of submitting registration form. If payment has not been received, your registration will be voided and you will have to re-submit. 
  4. To register by mail:
    Download the Continuing Education Registration Form and fill out all items. You will need one form for each course you wish to take. Mail completed registration form(s) with check or money order to:
    Piedmont Community College
    ATTN:  Lori Watlington
    PO Box 1150
    Yanceyville, NC 27379


Students may withdraw and receive:
*100% refund if REQUESTED prior to course beginning or course cancellation
*75% refund if REQUESTED before the 10% point of the total course meetings 

In order to receive a refund or transfer to another section, the student must call or email the details to:  
Lori Watlington, (336) 694-8080 or email at

Click here to learn more about Piedmont Community College's Continuing Education class refund policy.

Important Qualities of a Certified Nurse Aide

Communication skills. Nursing assistants must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers. 
CompassionNursing assistants provide care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude. 
Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants must be patient to provide quality care. 
Physical stamina. Nursing assistants spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients. 

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