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Registration Information

This information applies to the following programs:
Medication Aide, Nurse Aide I and II, Nurse Aide I and II Refresher, and Phlebotomy

Contacts:

Elvin Curtis , RN, Coordinator, Occupational Healthcare Programs: 252-738-3366, curtise@vgcc.edu
Jennifer Allen , Administrative Assistant: 252-738-3345, allenj@vgcc.edu
 

Campus Locations:

Vance County:

  • Main Campus: 200 Community College Rd, Henderson, NC 27537

Franklin County:

  • Franklin Campus: 8100 N.C. Highway, Louisburg, NC 27549

Granville County:

  • South Campus: 1547 S Campus Dr, Creedmoor, NC 27522

Warren County:

  • Warren Campus: 210 Ridgeway Street, Warrenton, NC 27589

Registration:

Registration can be completed online at www.vgcc.edu/coned/occhealth . If assistance with registration is needed, please call or email the persons listed in the “Contacts” section (see above).

Healthcare Program Schedules:

Nurse Aide I (NAI): This course is comprised of 192 hours and offered in seated format. Class days and times vary. Clinical rotation days and hours vary. Clinical sites will range from Henderson to the Raleigh area.

*Students are required to complete Healthcare Career Readiness, an 18-hour course that focuses on employability skills such as job readiness training, resume building, interviewing, communication, career exploration, and stress management. The cost for this course will be covered with a tuition waiver or scholarship funds, for those who qualify.

Nurse Aide II (NAII): This course is comprised of 181 hours and offered in seated format. Class days and times vary. Clinical rotation days and hours vary.

*Students are required to complete Healthcare Career Readiness, an 18-hour course that focuses on employability skills such as job readiness training, resume building, interviewing, communication, career exploration, and stress management. The cost for this course will be covered with a tuition waiver or scholarship funds, for those who qualify.

Phlebotomy: This course is comprised of 240 hours and offered in a seated format. Class days and times vary. Clinical rotation days and hours vary.

*Students are required to complete Healthcare Career Readiness, an 18-hour course that focuses on employability skills such as job readiness training, resume building, interviewing, communication, career exploration, and stress management. The cost for this course will be covered with a tuition waiver or scholarship funds, for those who qualify.

*CPR for NAI, NAII, and Phlebotomy is scheduled during class.

Medication Aide: A 24-hour course offered in seated format. Class days and times vary.

Nurse Aide I Refresher: A 40-hour course offered in seated format. Class days and times vary.

Nurse Aide II Refresher: This 24-hours course is comprised of 18 hours of online instruction and 6 hours in the lab for Competency Assessment.

First Day of Class:

Required Documents: Instructor must verify documents before student is officially enrolled in the class.

  • Nurse Aide I: Copy of High School Diploma or GED, Driver’s License and Social Security Card.
  • Nurse Aide II: Copy of High School Diploma or GED and a copy of NC Nurse Aide I Registry listing.
  • Phlebotomy: Driver’s License and Social Security Card.
  • Medication Aide: Copy of your High School Diploma or GED and a copy of your NC Nurse Aide I Registry listing (or be a current NAI student).
  • Nurse Aide II Refresher: Copy of High School Diploma or GED and a copy of your NC Nurse Aide I Registry listing.

Supplies: Textbook (see “Textbook” section), pens, pencils, and notebook. A 4-inch binder is required for NAI.

Uniform Requirements:

  • Black uniform (scrub) top and black uniform (scrub) pants
  • White or black shoes, closed heel and closed toe
  • Clean fingernail of fingertip length or shorter, without polish or acrylic
  • Tattoos must be covered.
  • The only body piercing jewelry allowed is one pair of stud earrings. Stud earrings are to be worn in the earlobes only.
  • Unnatural colored hair is not allowed. For example, blue, purple, green (or any sprayed-in hair color or hair chalk) is not allowed.

Cost: NAI, NAII, and Phlebotomy

  • Tuition: $180 per class
  • Malpractice and liability insurance: $16
  • Security Fee: $4
  • Supply Fee: $3.75
  • Accident Insurance: $1.25
  • CPR Card: $5
  • Total for tuition and fees: $210
  • Clinical Uniform: $30-40, depending upon size. School approved uniforms are required.
  • Watch with a second hand: $15 (approximately)
  • Background Check: $45.00
  • Drug Screen: $47.00 (approximately)
  • An additional $25 clinical fee charge by some Nurse Aide I clinical sites.

Cost:

  • Medication Aide: $74.00 plus fees and textbook
  • Nurse Aide I Refresher: $129.00 plus fees
  • Nurse Aide II Refresher: $77.00 plus fees

*Costs are subject to change.

Pre-Requisites:

Nurse Aide I and Phlebotomy: High School Diploma (or equivalent diploma)

Nurse Aide II: High School Diploma (or equivalent diploma) and proof of a current listing on the Nurse Aide I Registry listing.

Medication Aide: High School Diploma (or equivalent diploma) and must be a Nurse Aide, a current Nurse Aide I student, or on Nurse Aide I Registry listing.

Nurse Aide I Refresher: High School Diploma (or equivalent diploma) and proof you have been on Nurse Aide Registry listing or proof of satisfactory completion of recent NC state approved NAI program.

Nurse Aide II Refresher:

  • Eligible for renewal of Nurse Aide II Listing prior to listing expiration.
  • Received eight hours of compensation, during the past 24 months, for performing nursing care activities under the supervision of a RN.
  • No substantial findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of funds on the DHSR Nurse Aide Registry
  • Have a continuous period of 24 months during which nursing care activities were not performed for monetary compensation, but patient care activities were performed for compensation.

Textbook Information:

*Textbooks can be purchased at the VGCC Bookstores on the Vance and Franklin County campuses or online at www.vgcc.edu/bookstore .

VGCC Main Campus Book Store Hours:
Open for in-person service each Monday – Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm and each Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
Available:
Phlebotomy Books
Med Aide Books

Nurse Aide I: Printed copy of textbook is supplied by instructor.

Nurse Aide II:

Textbook: Advanced Skills for Healthcare Providers by Acello
ISBN: 9781133440079
Price: $101.00 + tax $6.82, Total $107.82

Phlebotomy:

Textbook: Phlebotomy Essentials by Diana Garza/Kathleen Becan-McBride, ISBN: 9780134709321
Book cost: $100.00 + tax $6.75, Total $106.75

Medication Aide:

Textbook: Medication Aide Training Course Student Handbook: ISBN is 9789970000562
Book cost: $34.00 + tax $2.30, Total $36.30

Nurse Aide II Refresher: None. Modules and quizzes are completed online.

Shot Records:

Individual clinical sites have different requirements regarding immunizations. On the first day of class, your instructor will tell you what immunizations are needed and whether or not drug screen and background screening is needed. However, all students must have an annual flu shot (October-March 2020)

Depending upon the class you attend you may be asked to produce immunization verification for one or more of the following immunizations:

  • Two-Step TB Skin Test
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Tdap
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

If the Hepatitis B, Varicella, or MMR vaccinations are greater than 10 years old, students must provide proof of immunity via titers. All immunization verifications must be given to the instructor within 14 days of the first day of class to assure acceptance into the clinical setting.

Background Checks and Drug Screen

Drug Testing: On the first day of class your instructor will tell you if a drug screen is required for the clinical site you will be attending. He/She will give you all the information you need to complete the drug screen.

Background checks are required in all healthcare programs that have a clinical rotation. If a background check is required for the clinical site you will be attending, your instructor will give you all the information you need to complete the background check. Background checks must be done through USInfogroup. Background checks from other sources WILL NOT be accepted.

  • Go to: www.usinfogroup.com to complete your background check
  • The cost of a background check is $45.00

Complete the background check during the first week of class to assure that you will be accepted into the clinical rotation for your class.

All healthcare program students are approved by the clinical sites. The clinical site bases student acceptance or denial on background check information.

Refund Policy

A refund must be requested in writing by the student and sent to the instructor and to allenj@vgcc.edu. Include, in your email, your name, full address, and the class being dropped.

A refund will be issued as described by the policy below:

  • A 100% refund of the registration fee shall be made if the student requests a refund and officially withdraws before the first day of class.
  • A 100% refund shall be made if the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
  • A 75% refund of the registration fee shall be made if the student requests a refund and officially withdraws from the class on or before the official 10% point of a class.

If a refund is not requested and approved as described above, the student will not be entitled to a refund. Approved refunds will be issued in the form of a check and mailed by the VGCC business office. You should allow 4-6 weeks for processing of the refund.