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.
- 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
- 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 immunizations||Varies|
|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.
|ALHS 1040||Introduction to Health Care||3|
|ALHS 1090||Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences||2|
|ALHS 1060||Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences||2|
|NAST 1100||Nurse Aide Fundamentals||6|