Nurse Aide II Training

The Nurse Aide II (NUR 3241) course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills for patients regardless of the setting. A skill/competency evaluation is required for documenting student competency. The course includes class, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences.

Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation and verification by the college, the candidate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.  After verification by the college of successful course completion, the candidate has 30, days to complete the application with the Nurse Aide II Registry. In all employment settings, the listed Nursing Assistant II will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel.

Program specific requirements

  • Written documentation of high school diploma, official transcript, or equivalency.
  • Written proof of current listing on DHSR nurse aide registry (student must bring a copy from
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and perform clinical responsibilities.
  • 2-step Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)—current and negative, or documentation of negative chest x-ray or TB screening from primary care provider or health department. (A two-step Tuberculin Skin Test is normally performed with the first placement performed and read, then 7-10 day later a second placement is performed and read. Currently, proof of two Tuberculin Skin Test placed and read within the last 365 days, and that will remain current through the end of clinical, is acceptable).
  • Flu Vaccine-current through end of clinical (these are seasonal and may be unavailable at times).
  • MMR (completed or started) or a positive titer (series = two immunization in most cases).
  • Hepatitis B (completed or started) or positive titer (series = three immunizations).
  • Varicella series (completed or started) or positive titer (series = two immunizations).
  • Adult Tetanus or Tdap in last 10 years.
  • Complete COVID-19 vaccine series
  • A background check through the vendor contracted with Edgecombe Community College must be completed by the end of the day on the third day of class or students will be de-enrolled. Students should be aware that the background check required by the clinical agency has to be completed by the set due date in order to provide the clinical agency time for review and to determine clinical participation eligibility. Students should prepare and plan for payment of background upon registering for the class. Students not completing this as required will be de-enrolled.
  • Drug screens may be required by clinical agencies—guidelines will be discussed during orientation to class. Students should be aware that drug screens required by the clinical agency have to be completed by the set due date in order to provide the clinical agency time for review. Students should be prepared to pay for the drug screen upon registering for the class. Students not completing this as required will be de-enrolled.

All clinical mornings will start earlier than the start times for theory and lab. Saturday clinical will start earlier than the start times for theory and lab and typically do not end until after lunch. Additional classes to be added, please check the online schedule frequently.

  • Students may be registered for classes who do not have all immunizations complete. However, the student must stay current on the series of immunizations due. At a minimum for registration, the first TB skin test must be completed and the first of each series of immunizations must be completed. If a student does not stay in compliance with the immunization requirements clinical activities may be prohibited.
  • Staff will not register students who have not completed and provided written proof of the minimum immunizations requirements, proof of high school completion, and proof of Nurse Aide I registry.
  • Students will be given information to obtain a background and drug screen on the first day of class.


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All Health Occupation students should plan to take the CRC/Work Keys Assessment prior to completion of a course. It should only be taken once. The schedule is on the Edgecombe Community College website and a copy of the schedule will be posted in classrooms. This is a valuable work credential offered by the college and is beneficial when seeking employment. For additional information contact Debra Glover at

Tuition & Fees

  • $200.50
  • Additional costs for textbook, uniforms, criminal background checks, or drug screens when they are required
  • Books are available in the bookstores and are needed the first day of class
  • Clinical fee is approximately $155-170. This includes background and drug screens and immunization management.


Jennifer Norville
(252) 618-6569