Certified Nursing Assistant
Continuing Education offers the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program in the summer semesters at all three Gaston College’s campuses and a hybrid Nurse Aide I Refresher course during the fall and spring semesters.
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. For more information, or to receive a registration packet, please contact Barbara Burgess at 704-748-5221.
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. 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 12 hours of seated instruction and 28 hours of online instruction for a total of 40 hours of instruction and a tuition cost of $159. Students must complete all 40 hours.