This course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, or clients in a health care setting. Topics include communications, safety, patient’s rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, and mental health. 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. Student must be 16 and a half years of age on or prior to the first day of class.
1. Proof of required immunizations (see list below)
2. IDs required (names must match on both):
a. A Signed Social Security Card (paper card, non-laminated), or letter from Social Security Office stating that card has been requested.
b. Current Driver’s License or government-issued picture ID.
c. Student must be 16 and a half years of age on or prior to the first day of class.
3. Registration form completed during appointment.
4. A statement will be signed at registration to confirm that the student received and had an opportunity to review Student Handbook.
5. Course fees are due at the time of registration.
Please see required list below. In order to register for course, students must purchase a Viewpoint Health Portal and upload required immunizations. Once immunizations are fully approved, you may reach out to schedule an appointment for registration.
How to Create Health Portal
How to Upload Immunizations to Health Portal
Nurse Aide Program Registration Information
Nurse Aide Program has Specific Registration Dates/Times. Call for Details or View Allied Health Course Schedules
Blue Ridge Community College
Allied Health Program Office and Registration:
Allied Health Program Director
Allied Health Program Specialist and Registration
Students enrolling in these programs must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical, and cognitive standards. This information is found in Technical Standards. Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact Disability Services at (828) 694-1813 for more information.