The Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant II Refresher Program

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Course Description

This course is designed to assess and validate NAII Skills competencies for candidates whose NAII certification lapsed in the previous 24 months. The skills include Oxygen Therapy, Sterile Dressing Changes, Wound Irrigations, Nasogastric and Gastrostomy Care, Ostomy Care, Fecal Disimpaction, Tracheostomy Care, Urinary Catheterizations, and IV Assistive Activities. Successful graduates will submit applications for listing on the NAII Registry and will be considered as being a Certified Nursing Assistant II (CNA II). No further testing will be required.

NAII Refresher Classes

Enrollment Process

  • Current NC NAI registry listing
  • Copy of NC Board of Nursing NAII registry listing showing the expiration date within the previous 24 months.
  • Picture ID and Social Security Card (with matching names)


Registration Fee

Registration: $160.00 (Campus Access, Parking and Security (CAPS) Fee included $5.00)


Fees not included*

  • Book (not included in registration fee)
    1. Nurse Aide II Skills Competency Policies and Skills Training Program (module)
    2. Contact the bookstore (336.734.7754) for current textbook prices.
  • NC Board of Nursing: Nursing Assistant II listing fee ($24.00)

* All prices subject to change

Occupation Description

The Nursing Assistant 2 performs nursing skills approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and under the supervision of licensed nurses. Emphasis is placed on infection control, including sterile technique. Tasks that may be delegated to the NA2 by the licensed nurse include: sterile technique, wound Irrigation and care, suctioning, tracheostomy care, fecal impaction removal, IV fluid assistive activities, ostomy care, urinary catheter insertion and removal, and tube feedings..


Careers Available (Employment Opportunities)

Nursing Assistant 2’s (NA2s) are employed in Hospitals, Long Term Care Facilities, Rehabilitation Centers, Clinics, Hospices, Psychiatric Centers, and Home Care. There is a need for NA2s, especially in hospitals.


Entry-Level Salary (Low-High)

Earnings for NA2s vary depending on experience, shift and length of service. Entry level pay may begin at $9. 50 for the new NA2, but range from $9.50 – $14.25 with experience and location.


Learning Objectives (Course Info)

The 160 hour NA2 program includes nursing skills taught in accordance with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences are included. Skills include oxygen therapy, suctioning, sterile dressing changes, IV fluid assistive activities, ostomy care, gastrostomy/nasogastric feedings, and urinary catheterizations. Safety, infection control, and sterile procedures are emphasized. Upon successful course completion, the student is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide 2 by the NC Board of Nursing.


Recommended Courses and Skills (Technical Skills)

Nursing Assistant 2 candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and successfully complete a placement test with reading at a 10th grade level and math at a 6th grade level.

Candidates must be certified as NA1s and be listed on the NC Department of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide Registry with no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property.

Upon successful completion of the NA2 program, graduates must register with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.


Helpful Personal Attributes (Soft Skills)

Human resource skills are essential for work in health care. Such skills include professionalism, teamwork, customer services, and communication skills. They also need to be organized and self-starters. Safety is key and all precautions must be taken to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases


Curriculum and Non-Credit Student Disclosures

Students attempting to enroll in a Health Technologies program at Forsyth Tech or other credit granting program at another institution must ensure to select a Health Education program that does not overlap with their existing schedule of courses. Furthermore, Forsyth Tech students must refer to their program’s Minimum Admission Review (MAR) packet to ensure all deadlines are properly verified and recorded

The Health Education Department of Forsyth Tech cannot be held responsible for students who fail to meet the Medical Training Certification requirement. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure all courses and certifications are taken within an appropriate time frame. If the Health Education Department does not have a Nursing Assistant I or II course available for enrollment, students will have to find one from the list of approved programs provided in the MAR packet.

Due to regulatory standards established by the NC Department of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) and the NC Board of Nursing, once a class is full no additional students will be allowed to enroll into it and a different class from the available listing options will need to be selected. If a class is cancelled, every effort will be made to discuss with the student of alternate class dates and times.


Sponsored Student Disclosure

Students being sponsored by a third party and/or workforce partner can request to have a seat reserved for a class up to 2 weeks prior to the start date of the class, at which point the hold will be uplifted to allow other students to enroll and for the class to meet its maximum capacity. If a hold is uplifted, the student will be required to select an alternate date and time to begin the desired course of study. Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case basis.


Program Contacts

For more information please contact the Customer Service Department at 336.734.7023.

The EWD Health Education Department can be reached at 336.734.7734.