Certified Nursing Assistant
(NAS100)

The Nurse Assistant course includes instruction in theory nursing skills lab and a clinical rotation in a health care facility. A basic introduction to the health field and home health care is provided. This course does not require a high school diploma or GED certificate for admission.

After successful completion of the 80-hour nurse assistant course, NAS 100, approved by the Alabama Department of Health, the student will meet requirements to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination. The student must take and pass the NNAAP Examination within twenty-four (24) months of having successfully completed a state approved nurse aide training program. The Examination is given by the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Service (NACES) at Regional Test Sites. Students must be at least 18 years of age in order to take the State Nurse's Aide Certification Test.

This certificate enables the Nursing Assistant to obtain employment in nursing homes, hospitals or home health care agencies.

Clinical requirements:

  1. Ability to meet Essential functions requirements
  2. Current proof of negative TB skin test (2 step)
  3. Verification of current CPR certification at the American Heart Association, Health Provider level
  4. Negative drug screen (performed by school-approved vendor)
  5. Clear criminal background check
    Refer to the College Catalog & Student handbook for additional information including fees and nursing advisors.

Go to www.pearsonvue.com to download the following:
*Candidate handbook
*Application
*View the Regional Test Site list and testing dates
*View the Nurse Aide Practice Written Examination
*Spanish Skills Listing

Expenses (approximate)


Tuition................................$544.00
Book.....................................$81.75
Liability Ins..........................$20.00
Student Ins.........................$5.00 (Summer)
............................................$7.50 (Fall & Spring)
Background Check ..........$53.00
ID Badge ..............................$5.00
Certification Exam..............$100.00
Drug Screening .......... Cost Varies
TB Test ...................... Cost Varies
Total..................................$800.00+

 

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Contact:

Cindy Tidwell
(256) 331-5305
cindy@nwscc.edu


U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Community-Based Job Training Grant
(CB-17368-08-60-A-1)

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