Nursing Assistant II Program
The Nursing Assistant II course at Forsyth Tech is a 180 hour state approved course which teaches basic nursing skills to the student in accordance with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Tasks include oxygen therapy, tracheostomy care, sterile dressing changes, IV fluid assistive activities, ostomy care, gastrostomy feedings/nasogastric feedings, and catheterizations. Classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences are included. Upon successful completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the student is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the NC Board of Nursing Nurse Aide Registry and will be considered as being a Certified Nursing Assistant II (CNA II).
Note: Students must initiate a criminal background check and drug screening before registering for the Nursing Assistant II course. If denied admission to a clinical facility, the student will not be able to progress in the program thus failing to meet clinical requirements and will be unable to continue in the program.
The student must first contact the Health Education Department to receive clearance to enroll in the Nursing Assistant II course.
Once the student has been cleared to pursue enrollment, a link to a Compliance Tracking System will be provided. The student will then set up an account and provide the documentation required by Forsyth Tech and it’s participating clinical facilities.
Students will be required to complete a background check and drug screening in addition to providing documentation for the following immunizations and vaccinations:
- Tdap/Td– Total of 1 vaccination within the last 10 years
- MMR– Total of 2 vaccinations -OR- Lab report showing a positive blood titer for measles, mumps and rubella
- Varicella– Total of 2 vaccinations -OR- Lab report showing a positive blood titer for Varicella (chicken pox)
- Tuberculin (TB) Test– Negative results of 2 TB skin tests within the last 12 months (must be administered at least 7 days apart)
- –OR– Negative results of 1 serum blood test (Quantiferon, T. Spot (IGRA) within the last 12 months
- –OR– Negative chest x-ray within the past 5 years for students who have a history of positive skin tests with written evaluation by healthcare provider for signs and symptoms within the last 12 months if x-ray is over 1 year old
- Influenza– Annual seasonal influenza vaccination required in mid-fall and winter.
- Hepatitis B-Total of 3 vaccinations -OR- Lab report showing positive blood titer -OR- a signed Hepatitis B Waiver
- COVID Vaccine– Moderna or Pfizer vaccine total of 2 doses -OR- Johnson/Johnson vaccine 1 dose
The student must provide a copy of:
- Current CPR Card
- Current Nursing Assistant I Registry
- Driver’s License and Social Security Card (SS number covered)
- Registration: $250.00 (Malpractice Insurance, Campus Access, Parking and Security (CAPS) Fee included)
- Compliance tracking fee- $97
- Books (not included in registration fee) – Contact the bookstore (336.734.7100) for current textbook prices.
- NC Nurse Aide II Handbook
- Forsyth Tech Community College Nursing Assistant II Program Policies / Lab Manual
- Uniform (Navy Blue) – can be purchased at a vendor of your choice
- Stethoscope and blood pressure cuff (optional, but recommended)
- ID Badge: (You must present your registration receipt and receipt for ID payment in order to get your ID badge)
- NC Board of Nursing: Nursing Assistant II listing fee ($24.00)
* All prices subject to change
The Nursing Assistant II 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 NA II by the licensed nurse include: sterile technique, wound Irrigation and care, suctioning, tracheostomy care, IV fluid assistive activities, ostomy care, urinary catheter insertion and removal, and tube feedings.
Nursing Assistant II’s (NA IIs) are employed in Hospitals, Long Term Care Facilities, Rehabilitation Centers, Clinics, Hospices, Psychiatric Centers, and Home Care. There is a need for NA IIs, especially in hospitals.
Earnings for NA IIs vary depending on experience, shift and length of service. Entry level pay may begin at $12.00 for the new NA II, but range from $14.00-$20.00 with experience and location.
The 160 hour NA II 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 II by the NC Board of Nursing.
Nursing Assistant II 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 NA II program, graduates must register with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
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.
All Nurse Aide II Initial Listing applications must be submitted within 30 business days following completion of a Nurse Aide II program. If your application is not submitted within 30 business days, you will be required to retake the full Nurse Aide II program.
A Nurse Aide II listing is non-transferable (to or from North Carolina).
For more information visit: https://www.ncbon.com/licensure-listing-apply-nurse-aide-ii-initial-listing
Healthcare facilities that provide clinical experiences for Forsyth Technical Community College programs require criminal background checks and drug screenings. The healthcare facility holds the right to deny a student admission into their facility based upon the information presented in the initial background check and drug screening process.
In an event of a class cancellation, all efforts will be made to enroll the student in the next available class of their choice.
Nursing Assistant II classes at Goodwill, University Parkway:
Course Number: 160682
Instructor: P. Caldwell/M. Foster/M. Mumford
Start Date: June 19, 2023
End Date: August 10, 2023
Class Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Class/Lab: Goodwill Industries, Room 307 (2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC)
Clinical Location: Trinity Glenn (849 Waterworks Road, Winston-Salem, NC) – (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM) – NOTED BY **
Class Meeting Days:
|Week 1||June 19||June 20||June21||June 22|
|Week 2||June 26||June 27||June 28||June 29|
|Week 3||July 5||July 6||July 8 Class/Lab8:00am-4:30pm|
|Week 4||July 10||July 11||July 12||July 13||July 15 Class/Lab|
|Week 5||July 17||July 18||Jully 19**||July 20**||July 22 Clinical **8:00am-4:30pm|
|Week 6||July 24**||July 25**||July 26**||July 27**||July 29 Clinical**8:00am-4:30pm|
|Week 7||July 31**||August 1**||August 2**||August 3**||August 5 Clinical**8:00am-5:30pm|
|Week 8||August 7**||August 8**||August 9**||August 10**|
Technical Standards for CNA I and CNA II
Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand nonacademic standards, skills, and performance requirements expected of a student in order to complete this particular curriculum.
If an accommodation is necessary to participate in the program, it is imperative to identify a reasonable accommodations to those students who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonableness is determined by Accessibility Resources and the program on a case-by-case basis utilizing the program technical standards. The accommodation needs to be in place prior to the start of the program, or it may delay your ability to start the program. It is the student’s responsibility to contact Accessibility Resources and request accommodations.
|MOTOR SKILLS||Fine and coarse motor skills||Can stand, bend, tie, open containers, sit, push and pull equipment and furniture, lift from 10 to 50lbs., perform CPR, assist patients with ADL, monitor vital signs, do dressing changes, oxygen therapy, catheterizations, tube feedings, ostomy care.|
|SMELL||Adequate sense of smell||Able to smell smoke, offensive and non-offensive odors, such as fecal and urine smells or perfume (can be offensive and cause nausea).Can smell and recognize infectious odors.|
|VISION||Near and Distant vision with or without corrective lenses||Can read regular sized print, discern skin colors, shapes and sizes of injuries or lesions, determine distances such as 2 inches, 3 cm, 10 ft., 20 ft.|
|HEARING||No more than mild hearing loss with or without hearing aids||Auditory ability must be sufficient to communicate/understand and give directions effectively to patients, family, and staff.Can hear alarms from beds and monitors, patient calls, call bells, persons speaking from across the room.|
|TECHNOLOGICAL||Can operate a computer, small equipment||Can operate equipment such as Sequential Compression Devices , warming blankets, Dynamaps (vital sign monitors), oxygen therapy, tube feeding machines, CD player, use email, basic computer programs such as Excel, Word, can upload and download information, FAX|
|COMMUNICATION||Ability to speak coherently and appropriately||Spoken, written and electronic language is clearly understood by staff, patients, and families|
|CRITICAL THINKING/ PROBLEM SOLVING||Can detect abnormal or untoward situations and act or report to superiors||Can intervene using job skills/knowledge related to training/position and reports in a timely manner to superiors|
|INTERPERSONAL SKILLS||Tries to foster positive relationships with patients and staff||Establishes collegial relationships with co-workers and rapport with patients, able to maintain emotional stability in negative situations remains calm and objective in crises, accepts accountability for own actions, establishes rapport with patients of diverse cultures and age groups, is respectful, empathetic, and team oriented.Observes HIPPA regulations consistently.Maintains a negative background check and drug screen.|
|ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE||Can work in a less than optimal environment||Could function in case of a fire or evacuation, with or without heat, or in case of flooding.Ensures that infection prevention protocol prevails concerning bodily secretions, hand hygiene, odor control, and exposure to infectious persons. Protects self and patients by using personal protective equipment as applicable.Can identify unsafe circumstances and assist in transfer or evacuation of patients.|
This document is intended to serve as a guide regarding the physical, emotional, intellectual and psychosocial expectations placed on a student. This document cannot include every conceivable action, task, ability or behavior that may be expected of a student. Meeting these technical standards does not guarantee employment in this field upon graduation. Ability to meet the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for any licensure, certification exam, or successful completion of the degree program.