Nurse Aide

Program DescriptionThe Nurse Aide technical certificate of credit prepares students with classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences necessary to care for patients in various settings including general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services. Students who successfully complete the Nurse Aide technical certificate of credit may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the state nurse aide registry.

Program Details

  • Major Code: CN21
  • Award Level: Certificate
  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campuses
    and Butts, Henry, Jasper Centers, COI, and GRCCA
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 13

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required
  • Meet assessment requirements

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.

Liability insurance per term$4
Medical exam and immunizationsVaries
Certification exam$112
Criminal background and drug screen$78.50-81.50
(Fee is based on facility utilized for clinical. The fee for the criminal background check will increase if student has lived out of state.)

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First Term
ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care3
ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2
Second Term
ALHS 1060Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences2
NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals6
Nurse Aide

Program Faculty

Vicky Mack
Program Coordinator

Kimberly Crawley
Instructor, Fayette

Wendy Jackson
Instructor, GRCCA

Joann Middlebrooks
Instructor, Fayette

Charquela Sebede
Instructor, Fayette

Career and Academic Planning

Tyreece Echols
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Flint Campus
Room 250A