Nurse Aide II

Nurse Aide II is a two-part course that prepares students toNurse talking to older patient perform more complex nursing skills than those required for Nurse Aide I. 

Educational Pathway:
Nurse Aide I > Medication Aide > Nurse Aide II > RN-ADN > RN-BSN > MSN

  1.  Course Content  
  2.  Earnings  
  3.  Costs  
  4.  Admission Requirements  
Course Content

This course includes 100-hours of classroom/lab instruction, skills demonstration, return demonstration and practice with primary focus on: infection control, oropharyngeal suctioning, established tracheostomy care, observation and maintenance of oxygen therapy, enteral nutrition, wound care, urinary and bowel elimination.

It also incorporates 92-hours of clinical learning experience in a variety of health care settings and competency testing. Students work with patients/residents in a variety of settings to provide care and demonstrate proficiency of learned skills and knowledge. They return to the classroom for a comprehensive review followed by the written and skills competency examination.  Upon successful course completion, students become eligible to apply to the North Carolina Board of Nursing for listing and are eligible for employment as a Nurse Aide II. 

Estimated Hourly Earnings

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (, current state hourly wage range is $10.64 - $10.88.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Nursing Homes                                                                        
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Retirement Homes
  • Physician's Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Hospice

  • Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code (SOC): 31-1014

Required to Register
Nurse Aide II class/lab registration fee $184.00
Career Pathways registration fee
You qualify to have the $125.00 registration fee waived for the HRD course if you are one of the following:
  • unemployed;
  • pending a layoff;
  • eligible for Federal Earned Income Tax Credit;
  • earn wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
Malpractice insurance $13.00
Student ID $2.50
CPR card $3.00
Social security card-name must match government issued ID
Government issued photo-ID- name must match Social Security card
Additional Cost
Criminal Background Check $ Varies
Drug Screen $ Varies
Proof of Immunizations $ Varies
Textbook/workbook* $158.75
Supplies* $ Varies
Campus Access Fee $1.00
*May be purchased in College Bookstore.


Financial Aid:
To inquire about assistance for Continuing Education students, please call 828.759.4680 or 828.759.4733.
Admission Requirements
  • Career Pathways Health Services
  • Reading placement test (Acceptable Scores: TABE:10 SAT: 300 ASSET: 39 CPT or Accuplacer:70 Enhanced ACT:16 COMPASS:73)
  • Current listing with the Division of Health Service Regulation as a Nurse Aide I with no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property
  • Proof of completion of a minimum 75-hour state approved Nurse Aide I course
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
  • Proof of following immunizations required:
    • Td (tetanus) / Tdap (1 every 10 years)
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) (2 doses/ positive blood titer)
    • Influenza (flu) - current during flu season – Oct. thru March
    • Varicella (chicken pox) (2 doses or blood titer=/>1.09)
    • Tuberculin /TB skin test (TST) (current result w/negative reading or proof of negative CXR within 6 months of clinical)
    • Hepatitis B series (3 doses) OR Declination (signed)
Competitive Admissions:
Students who successfully complete Nurse Aide II training at CCC&TI, will receive three (3) points toward competitive admission into the Physical Therapy Assistant program at CCC&TI; five (5) points toward competitive admission into the Nursing program at CCC&TI; ten (10)points toward competitive admission into the Radiology Technology program at CCC&TI.