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Healthcare / Allied Health / Continuing Education

Opportunities

for employment

available.

For more information contact:

Deanna Krause,
Allied Health Director

(828) 694-1761
d_krause@blueridge.edu

 

Healthcare Program Information

Henderson County Registration:

Registration for these programs is done in-person Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for lunch) at the Henderson County Campus 180 W. Campus Dr. Flat Rock, NC in the Continuing Education Building, Room 123. To contact the program assistant call (828) 694-1750.

Healthcare classes have moved
to the third floor of the new Health Sciences Center
,
805 6th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28731-4137
(across from YMCA) 

Transylvania County Registration

On the first Thursday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. registration is held at the Transylvania County Campus in Straus Building Student Welcome Center. To contact the program assistant call (828) 694-1750.

 


Nurse Aide (CNA I) Orientation Course

The required Nurse Aide Orientation course is offered at the Blue Ridge Community College Henderson County Campus in Flat Rock and at the Blue Ridge Community College Transylvania County Campus in Brevard. This eight-hour course is offered as a full-day 8 a.m to 5 p.m. session or as two evening sessions from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Registration is done in person in the NCWorks office, Continuing Education Building, Room 123.

Bring your driver's license or picture ID.

Schedule of Courses:
offered as either a full-day 8 a.m to 5 p.m. session or as two evening sessions from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dates Times Location Room
Full-day sessions:  

 

 
July 3, 2017

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Health Sciences Center

HSCB 3023
July 19, 2017 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health Sciences Center HSCB 3023
August 16, 2017

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Transylvania County Campus

TRCS 117
September 13, 2017

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Transylvania County Campus

TRCS 117
September 18, 2017

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Health Sciences Center

HSCB 3023
Two-evening session:      
October 9, 2017

5 to 9 p.m.

Health Sciences Center

HSCB 3023
October 10, 2017

5 to 9 p.m.

Health Sciences Center

HSCB 3023
Full-day sessions:

 

 

 
October 11, 2017

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Transylvania County Campus TRCS 117
November 8, 2017

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Transylvania County Campus TRCS 117
November 13, 2017 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health Sciences Center HSCB 3023
December 6, 2017 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Transylvania County Campus TRCS 117
Two-evening session:      
December 11, 2017

5 to 9 p.m.

Health Sciences Center

HSCB 3023
December 12, 2017 5 to 9 p.m. Health Sciences Center HSCB 3023
Full-day sessions:      
January 8, 2018 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health Sciences Center HSCB 3023
January 17, 2018 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Transylvania County Campus TRCT 220 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
TRCS 117 (1 to 5 p.m.)
February 21, 2018 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Transylvania County Campus TRCT 220 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
TRCS 117 (1 to 5 p.m.)
March 21, 2018 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Transylvania County Campus TRCT 220 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
TRCS 117 (1 to 5 p.m.)

 

Registration Form Henderson County Campus
Registration Form Transylvania County Campus

 

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Nurse Aide I (CNA I) Course
Policies
Medical Form

Registration Form will be received at the Nurse Aide Orientation Course.

Schedule of Courses:

Dates Days Times Location Room
August 23 to November 9, 2017

Tu W Th

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Health Sciences Center HSCB 3041
September 12 to December 16, 2017

W Th

Sa clinical

4 to 9 p.m.

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Health Sciences Center

HSCB 3041

October 3 to December 12, 2017

Tu W Th

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Health Sciences Center

HSCB 3041

October 28, 2017 to February 24, 2018

Sa Su

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Health Sciences Center

HSCB 3041

January 31 to April 4, 2018 Tu W Th 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Health Sciences Center HSCB 3041

 

Course Costs:

  • To be paid at registration: Registration Fee: $231.30 (includes insurance and supply fee)
  • Textbook available at the College Bookstore. Cost varies. Contact the College Bookstore at (828) 694-1720. 
  • ID Tag: $10 (available at the College Bookstore)
  • Ceil Blue Scrubs: $30 (approx.)
  • Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening: $55 (approx.—first day of class)
  • Gait Belt: $14 (approx.— needed for clinical)

Medical Prerequisite
Before enrolling in the program, students must have:

  • proof of immunization for rubella
  • two-step TB skin test 3 to 4 weeks apart with results (good thru clinical)
  • proof of the first Hepatitis B Inoculation
  • current Tetanus
  • chicken pox vaccination or titer
  • seasonal flu vaccination

A Medical Form is available for your convenience. Health Department can provide any or all of the above medical prerequisites.

Registration Procedures for Nurse Aide I

1. The student must complete a minimum 9th grade reading on a TABE reading test or Bronze level or higher on CRC.
2. Provide proof of medical requirements (see medical form).
3. Have valid ID’S and all names must match.

Required to register:

  • signed Social Security card (cannot be laminated) or letter from SS Office
  • current driver’s license or government-issued picture ID

4. The student must attend an 8-hour orientation class prior to registering for NA I.
5. Submit complete registration form and $231.30 in registration fees, payable to Blue Ridge Community College.

These fees cannot be transferable to another course. If a student officially withdraws from the course before the 10% point, 75% of the registration fee can be refunded.

6. Financial Application forms can be picked up and returned at the Continuing Education office (with two letters of recommendation) by application schedule deadline.

7. Textbook and ID Tag are required for the first class session.

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Nurse Aide II (CNA II) Course

Registration Form  

Policies  

Medical Form
 
 

Schedule of Courses:

Dates Days Times Location Room
to be announced        

 

Course Costs:

To be paid at registration:

  • Registration Fee: $231.30 (includes insurance and supply fee)
  • Ceil Blue Scrubs: $30 (approx.)
  • Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening: $55 (approx.—first day of class)
  • Gait Belt: $14 (approx.— needed for clinical)

Medical Prerequisite
Before enrolling in the program, students must have:

  • proof of immunization for rubella
  • two-step TB skin test 3 to 4 weeks apart with results (good thru clinical)
  • proof of the first Hepatitis B Inoculation
  • current Tetanus
  • chicken pox vaccination or titer
  • seasonal flu vaccination

A Medical Form is available for your convenience. Health Department can provide any or all of the above.

Registration Procedures for Nurse Aide II

1. The student must have current Nurse Aide I North Carolina license.
2. Provide proof of medical requirements (see medical form).
3. Have valid ID’S and all names must match.

Required to register:

  • signed Social Security card (cannot be laminated) or letter from SS Office
  • current driver’s license or government-issued picture ID
  • CPR card-must be valid through the last day of class.

4. Submit complete registration form and $226.30 in registration fees, is payable to Blue Ridge Community College.

Registrations can be turned in at the Henderson campus in the Continuing Education Building, Room 123 during normal hours of operation. Bring IDs, paperwork, and payment.

These fees cannot be transferable to another course. If a student officially withdraws from the course before the 10% point, 75% of the registration fee can be refunded.

5. Financial Application forms can be picked up and returned at the NCWorks office (with two letters of recommendation) by application schedule deadline.

6. Textbook and ID Tag are required for the first class session.

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Medication Aide Course
Registration Form

 Policies
 

The course meets the training requirements needed to become a qualified Medication Aide. The course covers the administration of oral medication and the corresponding medical terminology. Students learn the Six Rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel, as well as the legal implications involved. 

Upon completion, students are prepared to sit for the competency exam and demonstrate the necessary skills.

To register, students must be on the North Carolina registry with a current Nurse Aide I license.

Registration:
Complete and return registration form with your $135.00 registration fee, $1.30 accident insurance, $5.00 IT Fee and $20.00 supply fee, ($161.30 total), payable to Blue Ridge Community College. Registrations are held at the Henderson County campus only on scheduled registrations dates and must be done by person taking the class. These fees are non-transferable to another course. If a student officially withdraws from the course before the 10% point, 75% of the registration fee can be refunded. Please note this does not include the accident insurance fee, or supply fee.

For verification purposes, when registering, student must present necessary ID, paperwork and payment. If the College closes early due to weather or other circumstances, call 694-1700 for information. Financial Application forms must be picked up at the Continuing Education Office and returned to the Continuing Education Office with two letters of recommendation, by application schedule deadline.

A high school diploma or GED is required (transcripts will be accepted.) A current Driver’s License and signed Social Security card (with names matching), and current Nurse Aide Registry listing are required at registration. You must be a current licensed Nurse Aide I to be on the registry, and to be employed as a Medication Aide. Book fee is $14.00 and available in the BRCC bookstore.

Please Note: Registrations are accepted only when the College has received all paperwork and payment.

 

Schedule of Courses:

Dates Days Times Location Room
October 20 to November 10, 2017 F

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Health Sciences Center HSCB 3041
March 2 to March 23, 2018 F 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Health Sciences Center HSCB 3041

 

Course Costs:

  • Registration Fee: $161.30 (includes insurance and supply fee)

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Nurse Aide I Refresher (CNA III) Course

Registration Form
Policies

This refresher course is designed for individuals who have had a previous listing on a state Nurse Aide Registry that has not been expired for greater than 3 years and wish to recertify. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive documentation for how to apply for the State Nurse Aide Competency Testing.

Schedule of Courses:

Dates Days Times Location Room
July 10 to August 28, 2017 M 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Health Sciences Center HSCB 3041
January 5 to February 1, 2018 F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health Sciences Center HSCB 3041

Course Costs:

To be paid at registration:

  • Registration Fee: $161.30 (includes insurance and supply fee)

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EKG Technician/Monitor

Registration Information

Registration Form
 

This course is designed and approved to prepare the student to become a certified EKG and Technician/Monitor. This course will cover the anatomy and physiology of the heart, principles of EKG and dysrhythmia recognition to prepare the student to sit for the national certification exam through classroom, lecture and simulated lab.  CET-Certified EKG Technician.

Schedule of Courses:

Dates Days Times Location Room
August 2 to October 2, 2017 M W

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Health Sciences Center

HSCB 3043

October 16 to December 18, 2017 M W 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Health Sciences Center HSCB 3043

Course Costs:

To be paid at registration:

  • Registration Fee: $221.30 (includes insurance and supply fee)

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Contact Us

Blue Ridge Community College
Healthcare Program Office

 

Allied Health Director
(828) 694-1761
d_krause@blueridge.edu

 

(828) 694-1750
sl_merrill@blueridge.edu