Nursing Assistant I Program
The Nursing Assistant I course at Forsyth Tech is a state approved course which teaches basic nursing skills to the student. Such skills are required to provide personal care for patients, residents, the elderly and others requiring medical assistance in a healthcare setting. Emphasis is placed on patient safety and infection control, the aging process, communication, legal and ethical issues, patient rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, proper body mechanics and mental health. This course includes a clinical component.
Students are prepared to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide Competency Examination, a requirement for listing on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry. Upon successful completion of the exam, the candidate will be considered a Certified Nursing Assistant I (CNA I). CPR certification is included in the class and required to take by all student even if they hold a current certification.
Please read all instructions prior to beginning your enrollment.
Before enrolling in a Nursing Assistant I course, students must be in compliance with the mandatory vaccination and immunizations required by the participating clinical facilities. In addition, the students will be required to complete a background check and drug screening as a part of the enrollment process.
To facilitate these requirements, the Health Sciences Division has enlisted the help of a Compliance Tracking System, Complio’, which will guide students through the process and assist in keeping their records updated along their career pathway. The fee for this service is $95 for 2 years and can be renewed if needed.
To start the process, gather all documentation, required test results, vaccinations and immunizations. When you see a class posted, check for availability, and then, set up an account at http://forsythtechcompliance.com/ . Once this account is activated, the background check and drug screen will be initiated. A direct helpline and video tutorials are available on the site.
Students will be required to upload 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 1serum 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 1year 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 and booster -OR- Johnson/Johnson vaccine 1dose plus booster (Novovax and Astrazeneca are now being approved).
- High School Diploma, GED or College Transcript
On the first day of class the student will need to present to Instructor a Driver’s License (or state issued photo ID) and Social Security Card (first and last names must match). These documents are required for state certification testing.
Registration: $251.00 (Malpractice Insurance, CPR, Campus Access, Parking and Security (CAPS) Fee included)
Compliance tracking fee: $95
Books (not included in registration fee) – Contact the bookstore (336.734.7100) for current textbook prices.
Nurse Aid I Training Program (Modules)
Forsyth Tech Community College Nurse Aide I/Training Program/Lab Manual
Uniform (Navy Blue) – can be purchased at a vendor of your choice with white closed-toed, non-porous shoes
Stethoscope and blood pressure cuff (optional, but recommended)
ID Badge: no fee (You must present your registration receipt and receipt for ID payment in order to get your ID badge)
State Certification Exam ($140)
* All prices subject to change
t is recommended that Nursing Assistant I candidates have a high school Diploma or GED. However, each candidate must successfully complete a placement test with reading at a 10th grade level and math at a 6th grade level. College transcripts which reflect courses that apply will be accepted.
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.
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.
Nursing Assistant I at West Campus, Winston-Salem, NC:
Course Number: 160552 – THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL!
Instructor: Carolyn Lingard
Start Date: October 10, 2023 – THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL!
End Date: December 14, 2023
Class Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Class/Lab: West Campus, Room 5 (1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem, NC)
Clinical Location: Trinity Elms, 7449 Fair Oaks Drive, Winston-Salem, NC2710
(Clinical Days Noted below **)
|1||October 10||October 11||October 12|
|2||October 16||October 17||October 18||October 19|
|3||October 24||October 25||October 26||October 17 (CPR: Mazie S. Woodruff Center)|
|4||October 30||October 31||November 1||November 2|
|5||November 6||November 7||November 8||November 9|
|6||November 14||November 15||November 16|
|7||November 20||November 21|
|8||November 27||November 28**||November 29**||November 30**|
|9||December 5**||December 6**||December 7**|
|10||December 12||December 13||December 14|
Course Number: 160635
Instructor: Chad Harris
Start Date: August 7, 2023
End Date: November 8, 2023
Class Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Class/Lab: Room 13, West Campus, 1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Clinical Location: Trinity Elms, 7449 Fair Oaks, Winston-Salem, NC) 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. – NOTED BY **
|1||August 7||August 8||August 9||August 10||August 11 – CPR at Mazie S. Woodruff Center|
|2||August 14||August 15||August 16||August 17|
|3||August 21||August 22||August 23||August 24|
|4||August 28||August 29||August 30||August 31|
|5||September 5||September 6||September 7|
|6||September 11||September 12||September 13||September 14|
|7||September 18||September 19||September 20|
|8||September 26||September 27|
|9||October 3||October 4||October 5|
|10||October 9||October 10||October 11||October 12|
|11||October 16||October 17**||October 18**||October 19**|
|12||October 23**||October 24**||October 25**||October 26**|
|13||October 30**||November 1||November 2|
|14||November 6||November 7||November 8|
Nursing Assistant I Class at Northwest Forsyth Center, King, NC:
Course Number: 160394 – THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL!
Instructor: Betty Turner
Start Date: September 5, 2023 – THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL!
End Date: November 16, 2023
Class Time: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Class/Lab: Northwest Forsyth Center (King Campus), 3111 Big Oaks Dr, King, NC 27021
Clinical Location: Arbor Acres, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104) (8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
CLINICAL DATES NOTED BY ** below
|1||September 5||September 6|
|2||September 11||September 12||September 13||September 15 – CPR at Mazie S. Woodruff Center|
|3||September 18||September 19||September 20|
|4||September 25||September 26||September 27|
|5||October 2||October 3||October 4|
|6||October 9||October 10||October 11|
|7||October 16||October 17||October 18|
|8||October 23||October 24||October 25|
|9||October 30||October 31**||November 1**|
|10||November 6||November 7||November 8|
|11||November 13||November 14||November 15||November 16|