PCC to offer both Nurse Aide I Refresher and Medication Aide Training on the Person County Campus

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Nurse Aide I Refresher Training
Piedmont Community College will offer Nurse Aide I Refresher training on the Person County Campus October 3 – November 1, Mondays and Tuesdays 5 - 9 p.m.

The Nurse Aide I Refresher course prepares students whose listing on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry has expired within the past 2 years and students who are listed on the Nurse Aide Registry in another state to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Competency Examination. The course consists of a review of basic NA I information and skills practice. Students must bring written documentation of registry listing to the first class.

Pre-registration is required. The registration fee is $125. Upon the successful completion of the course, a competency test fee of $101 is payable to the testing agency.

Medication Aide Training
The College will also offer a Medication Aide course on the Person County Campus. The course will be held Oct. 7 – Oct. 28, Friday’s from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. Topics will include medication administration via the oral, topical and instillation routes, medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implications.

A student must be a high school or high school equivalency graduate and be listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry to be eligible to enroll in this course. A textbook is required and must be purchased from the PCC Bookstore in Roxboro. The registration fee is $70. The deadline to register and pay the registration fee is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.

More Information or to Register
For further information or to register for either class, call the Workforce Development team at (336) 322-2156 or (336) 694-8064. Students may also register online by visiting www.piedmontcc.edu/na.