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.

Campus Location:  Caswell County Campus






M/W; 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
T/Th; 8 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Clinical Hours: 6:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*Limited to 20 students



Fri. 5 – 9:15 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Clinical Hours: Same as class hours
*Limited to 10 students



MTWTh; 2–5 p.m.
Clinical Hours: 1 – 5 p.m.
*Limited to 10 students

*Due to the limited seats per class, early registration is highly encouraged.


1. Tuition and fees: The registration fee is $188.  This includes tuition fee and student liability fee.

2. Optional Student Accident Insurance: $1.25, paid with registration fee when requested by the student. 

3. Textbook: Mosby’s Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 9th Edition, ISBN 978-0-323-31974-4; textbooks may be purchased in advance from the PCC Bookstore for $84.33

4. 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.

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

6. NNAAP: $101 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  



Submit registration form using our Secure Registration Form. You will receive a confirmation email and payment instructions from Lori Watlington once your registration has been processed.  

In Person:

Register in the Workforce Development office on the Caswell or Person County Campus. 

By Mail:

Return a Continuing Education Registration form with payment 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. 

What is a Nurse Aide’s job description and average salary?

Front row, left to right: Nurse Aide Instructors Sherba McLean, RN, Kim Tingen, RN.
Back row: Program Coordinator Angela Conner, RN