Nurse Aides complete training

NA-I (left to right) Row 1: Brittany Whitley, Mo’Nesha McClure, Jennifer Lowder (RN, Instructor), and Tristen Huneycutt. Row 2: Haley Vahl, David Jaap, and Cearia Jones. Row 3: Alexis Broadway, Kim Russell, Anna Shaver, and Brittany Jenkins.

Share this:

Students from Stanly Community College (SCC) recently completed Nurse Aide (NA) training in Level I and Level II. The NA-I program, or beginning of the multi-skilled NA certificate program, is a 176-hour program that includes intensive lecture/lab, a clinical component and state exam preparation.

NA-I Hybrid (left to right) Row 1: Danielle Vang, Samantha Carter, Mai Lee, and Shamika Ledbetter. Row 2: Leanne Belk, Anthony Livingston, Lauren Brewer, and Joy Sharpe. Row 3: Gaylyn Quesenberry (RN, Instructor), Chelsea Harris, and Kali Boone.

Students learn patient care skills used in long-term care facilities, hospitals, and home care agencies. Upon satisfactory completion of the NA-I program the graduate will receive a Certificate of Completion and be eligible to register for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) state exam. Upon passing the state exam, the candidate will be eligible to be listed on the North Carolina Nursing Assistant I Registry.

NA-I (left to right) Row 1: Kaylei Jeffery and Jolei Richarson. Row 2: Onjaya Tyson. Row 3: Wendy Montanez and Crystal Cline. Not pictured—Jennifer Lowder (RN, Instructor).

The NA-II is the next level of direct patient care and consists of lecture/lab, competency testing and clinical experience in the hospital setting. The NA-II program is 179-hours long.

NA-I (left to right) Row 1: Emily Beck, Morgan Anderson, and Elizabeth Smith (RN, Instructor).
Row 2: Annette Barnhardt, Jill Haynes, and Janice Eury. Row 3: Tracy Nottage and Sonya Smith. Not pictured—Nancy Murr (RN, Instructor).

The Nurse Aide Hybrid program is a 214.5-hour course consisting of online instruction, Friday on-campus skill competencies, and Sunday clinical hours in a long-term care facility. This course provides students with knowledge in basic nursing skills to bring direct personal care to various healthcare settings.

Additionally, Stanly Community College offers the Nurse Aide programs to high school juniors and seniors through the College and Career Promise (CCP) program. Courses are tuition-free and some courses are offered online.

NA-I (left to right) front row: Kayla Brantley, Enfiniti Watson, Kaylee Simpson, and Brandy Deberry. Back row: Krystal Eury, Kim Hebert (RN, Instructor), Serena Haney, Samantha Stokes, and Alicea Howard.

CCP students who recently completed their NA-II training include: Jessica Audley, Ashley Frey, Emily Howard, Gracy Howard, Sarah Lassiter, Nancy Lee, Trinity McClellan, Colby McCollum, Callie McGee, Melinda Callahan, Bethany Forrest, Gryeson Griffin, and Alaina Harrington. Instructors were Jana Teal (RN) and Robin Rogers (RN).

NA-II (left to right) Julie Burleson, Eleanor Sherwood, Ashley Burleson, Shawanna Long, Stephanie Huntley, McKayla Butler, and Wede Gardiner-Dixon. Not pictured –Kim Lambert (RN, Instructor).

For more information about the Nurse Aide Programs, please contact Dana Craven, SCC Coordinator and Instructor at (704) 991-0342 or Please visit the College’s website at for a complete list of courses.

Share this: