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Nursing Assistant I

Nursing Assistant I

The Nursing Assistant I course is an extensive state-approved program that includes instruction in both classroom theory and supervised clinical experience. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take the NC Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide Registry Exam. The registry listing is required to be employed by hospitals, long-term facilities, assisted living facilities, hospice, medical doctor’s offices and home health agencies.

Students must be 17 years of age on the first day of class.  

Required immunizations must be submitted to nainfo@davidsondavie.edu before receiving clearance to enroll.   

Class and clinical attendance is mandatory. CPR certification is included in the class and required to be taken by all students, even if they hold a current CPR certification. Labs, clinical times, and locations may vary from your class schedule. You will need to have a flexible schedule. Compromises cannot be made for students who are unable to meet on prescribed dates and times of the course. You may be dismissed for attendance violations from class and clinical.

As a student enrolled in a health care training program with Davidson-Davie Community College, you understand that you must complete a clinical field experience with an outside agency as arranged by the college. You further understand, that your assigned agency or agencies may have requirements that may differ from those of the college and that you must meet these requirements to participate in the clinical field experience. Requirements may include but are not limited to criminal background checks, use of specific personal protective equipment (PPE), and specific vaccinations, including those specifically targeted at COVID-19 and/or Influenza (Flu). Failure to meet these clinical stipulations will prevent you from successfully completing program requirements and will result in your being withdrawn from the program. Conviction of certain crimes under the law may prevent a student from obtaining clinical clearance and/or employment. Davidson-Davie Community College will provide direction on the specific requirements for the agencies that are current at the time of enrollment, but you understand that these may change before you reach the clinical experience. In that event, Davidson-Davie Community College will provide direction on meeting the requirements and suggest opportunities, if any, to meet any updated requirements. The student will not be entitled to a refund beyond the census date.

Safety is key and all precautions must be taken to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases or injury. The physical demands include:

  • Walking/standing for 4-6 hours
  • Bending, pushing, pulling, or lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Assisting residents safely from bed to wheelchair, moving in bed and walking.
  • Assisting with mechanical lifts

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the student to successfully perform the essential functions of this course. Review the technical standards of the program. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Accessibility Resources for students in need of learning accommodation are available through Student Resources.

What does a nurse aide do? Find out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As well as a task list from the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Davidson Campus Hybrid Setting: Online assignments are posted weekly. Students will also meet at the Davidson campus for testing and all labs. Computer proficiency required – accelerated class.

Davie Campus Hybrid Setting: Online assignments are posted weekly. Students will also meet at the Davie campus for testing and all labs. Computer proficiency required – accelerated class.


  • You must be able to accept constructive criticism, control your temper and follow directions carefully.
  • Unprofessional or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Disrespectful, interruptive, disruptive, impatient behavior toward the instructors, fellow students, staff or clinical staff will not be tolerated at any time.
  • You will be dismissed during any portion of this class should your reaction be inappropriate at any time.
  • You may be dismissed if the RN Instructor suspects you are a safety risk in clinical settings due to a student’s physical or behavioral issues.
  • You may be dismissed if you are caught cheating, suspected of alcohol or drug use on campus or before class.
  • You will be dismissed for fighting, or for the use of profanity or demonstrating an attitude that would frighten a patient such as loud, raised, angry voices.
  • If you are dismissed from a class for any reason, you will not be eligible for a refund.

How do I enroll in this program?

  1. Complete the ONLINE Program Interest Form
  2. Send required immunizations to nainfo@davidsondavie.edu
  3. Proof that the reading requirement has been met by providing one of the following:
    1. An official or unofficial high school transcript if a student graduated within the last 5 years and has an unweighted GPA of 2.6 or higher.
    2. SAT score report indicating a 480 or higher in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.
    3. ACT score report of 22 or higher in Reading or 18 or more in English.
    4. Score at least 10.0 on the CASAs reading placement test.
    5. An official or unofficial transcript indicating completion of a college-level English course.

Program Interest FormEnrollment StepsRequired ImmunizationsBackground and Drug ScreenTechnical Standards


Minimum Number of Students: 8

Contact Info: Nursing Assistant 1 Info at nainfo@davidsondavie.edu