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Photo of students in front of signContinuing Education offers the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program and a hybrid Nurse Aide I Refresher course.

Certified Nurse Aide I

This course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, or clients in a health care setting. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as a Nursing Assistant I with the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. Tuition Cost $230.  All Nurse Aide students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza due to clinical compliance requirements.  Proof of vaccination is required.


Certified Nurse Aide II

This course is designed to prepare students to perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. A skill/competency evaluation is required for documenting student competency. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing Nurse Aide Registry. In all employment settings, the listed Nursing Assistant II will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel. Tuition Cost $230.  All Nurse Aide students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza due to clinical compliance requirements.  Proof of vaccination is required.


Nurse Aide I Refresher (Hybrid)

This hybrid refresher course will assist you in preparing for the Nurse Aide Competency Exam for listing on the North Carolina Registry. All participants must have completed a state-approved Nursing Assistant I course or equivalent in the past.  All participants must have completed a state-approved nursing assistant course within the past 4 years OR have been on the nurse aide registry and have allowed it to expired within the past 4 years.  If you are trying to be added to the NC Registry after being listed in another state, have been on the registry in the past and have allowed your listing to expire, or if you wish to be listed based on military or nursing school education, this course is for you. This course consists of 20 hours of seated instruction and 20 hours of online instruction for a total of 40 hours of instruction and a tuition cost of $160.  Students must complete all 40 hours.

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PLEASE NOTE: Payment for continuing education classes is expected at the time of registration, as the classes are on a first-come, first-served basis. All costs must be paid for a student to be officially registered. You cannot DROP/WITHDRAW from classes using Self-Service.

If you need assistance with Registration, please contact CE Registration at 704-922-6232.


  • Click on the following link and follow instructions as listed: CE Registration Link
  • Reminder: In the Course Code Number field, enter a single keyword (nurse). No additional information is required.

Notes when using Online registration.

If you have an address change, name change, etc., we will need this updated information so we can contact you in case of a class change/cancellation or refund. Entering different information on the registration form will not update any existing records.  If your information has changed, please click here to provide us with a current email address and phone number if it has changed since first enrolling at Gaston College or you may call the Registration Department at 704-922-6232.


CE Registration Department
MYERS CENTER – 2nd floor
201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034
Monday through Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm and Fridays 8:00am-3:00pm
Summer Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 8 am-5 pm; Fridays CLOSED


Refund Policy

If a student officially drops from a class or classes before the 10 percent date of the class(es), a 75 percent tuition refund will be given for the class(es) dropped. A 100% refund will be made if the student drops from the class prior to the class start date. No refunds will be given after the 10 percent date. If a course fails to materialize, refunds are automatically processed. (The refund policy is subject to change. Refunds of tuition will be issued in accordance with the current state and college policy.)

To request a refund or transfer within our refund policy guidelines, please email gcregistrar@gaston.edu or call 704-922-6232.


For questions concerning nursing requirements, contact Laura Burch at burch.laura@gaston.edu.  For all other questions, you may contact us as ConEd@gaston.edu.