Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) most recent Nurse Aide I students completed their training with a 100% pass rate on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Competency Examination. With their successful completion of this written and skills exam, these seven students will now be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry and can officially join the health care industry as a Nurse Aide I in our State.
The students include:
Nekita Cobbs, Courtney Hoskins, Melissa Owens, Gloria Royster, Tammy Votolato, Lisa Walden, and Danisha Winstead.
PCC’s Nurse Aide I course consists of theory and a clinical experience in an assisted living or long-term care facility. The course offers classroom lecture, lab, and a clinical rotation. This program prepares students to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Employment opportunities include hospitals, doctor’s offices, and long-term care facilities.
Alisa Montgomery, Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services, said, “For those interested in getting started in healthcare, enrolling in PCC’s Nurse Aide program is a great first step as many other careers and healthcare programs require experience in the field as a prerequisite.”
In an effort to meet students’ needs, PCC is offering multiple Nurse Aide I courses with various hours on the Person and Caswell County Campuses beginning in January. They include:
Person County Campus:
• Day (Morning) Option: Held January 8 – March 11, Monday/Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Caswell County Campus:
• Day (Morning) Option: Held January 8 – March 10, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
• Day (Afternoon) Option: Held January 13 – April 9, Monday – Thursday, 2 – 5 p.m.
• Weekend Option: Held January 10 – May 8, Friday, 5 – 9:15 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
*Due to the limited seats per class, early registration is highly encouraged.
Photo (left to right):
Front row: Melissa Owens, Tammy Votolato, Courtney Hoskins
Back row: Danisha Winstead, Nekita Cobbs, Lisa Walden, Gloria Royster