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 on the first day of class (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. You will register for the course when you view the course schedule below.

4. A statement will be signed the first day of class to confirm that the student received and reviewed the Student Handbook.

5. Course fees are due at the time of registration.

Course schedule:

View Home Care Aide Course Schedule

View Registration Information – Allied Health Programs

Contact Us

Blue Ridge Community College
Allied Health Program Office and Registration:

Heather Stewart
Chair of Allied Health Programs
(828) 694-1761

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

Technical Standards

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 Student Accessibility Services at (828) 694-1813 for more information.