The Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant I Refresher Program

48 hours (no clinical)

Program Summary:

Designed to update individuals who have been listed within the previous two years on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry but let their certification lapse. This course is also a refresher for Nursing Assistants registered in another state (current or lapsed within the previous two years) who are seeking certification as a Nursing Assistant in North Carolina. This course provides individuals with a review of the knowledge, skills and abilities that must be demonstrated on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP)  examination.  This course does not have a clinical component.


Candidates must bring documentation of one of the following to the Health Education Department:

  • NC Nursing Assistant I listing (certification has lapsed in the past 2 years) OR
  • Nursing Assistant registry from another state (certification has lapsed in the past 2 years) OR
  • Nursing Assistant registry from another state (current)

Students must also meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of Math and Reading placement tests (or equivalent approved by Health Education department)
  • High School Diploma/High School Transcript/GED OR College Diploma/College Transcript (showing graduation date)
  • Picture ID and Social Security Card (with matching names)
  • No absences or tardies allowed

Estimated Cost

(All prices subject to change):

Registration                               $ 125.00

Lab fee                                       $      5.00 

Total (approximately):             $ 130.00 (for class registration only)


Nursing Assistants – A Basic Study Guide (9th Edition)

Call bookstore for accurate book price.  West Campus:  336.734.7754 or  NWFC:  336.734.7055

Additional Requirements/Costs:

  • Parking Permit                        ($25.00)
  • State certification exam  ($101.00)
  • This course does not require a criminal background check or drug screen.

State Certification Information:  Contact NACES at 888-282-6904 OR visit