A female healthcare home care aide helps a female patient use a walker in home setting

Course Description:

This course provides advanced training for the currently listed Nurse Aide I enhancing specific skills needed when working in the home care setting. Topics include person-centered care, nutrition, hydration, patient and personal safety, mental health, dementia, behavioral changes, pain management, palliative care, and stress management. Upon completion, students are eligible for listing as a home care nurse aide with the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry.

Enrollment requirements:

1. Documented proof of current NA I on North Carolina Registry.

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.

Course schedule:

View Home Care Aide Course Schedule

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Contact Us

Blue Ridge Community College
Allied Health Program Office and Registration:

Heather Stewart
Allied Health Program Director
(828) 694-1761

Sheila Merrill
Allied Health Program Specialist and Registration
(828) 694-1748