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Nurse Aide

Carolinas College is excited to announce the return of this exciting program!

Our flexible Nurse Aide I program is ideal for anyone looking for the perfect first step into healthcare. Learn everything you need to know about providing basic nursing skills in a structured healthcare setting under the supervision of a registered nurse. You’ll be set up for success to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA), a career that’s currently in high demand at Atrium Health. 

Plus, you'll be able to begin your reliable and rewarding career quickly - you could finish the program and get credentialed in a matter of months.


Program Highlights

  • Program offers tremendous flexibility with evening or weekend options
  • Atrium Health currently has a high demand for CNAs
  • Students could finish program and be credentialed within 2-3 months
  • 150 total hours of learning



  • 150 total credits required for completion
  • Evening or weekend options


Nurse Aide 1 schedule

Evening Classes: Summer I *In person Time Evening Clinicals
May 10 - June 23 (7 weeks). Final exam June 23    Monday - Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. June 15, 16, 17, 21 & 22 - 3 to 11 p.m.
Evening Classes: Summer II *In Person Time Evening Clinicals
July 6 - August 18 (7 weeks). Final exam August 18 Monday - Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. June 10,11,12,16 & 17 - 3 to 11 p.m.
Weekend Classes: *In person Time Weekend Clinicals
May 15 - August 15 (14 weeks). Final exam August 14     
Saturday & Sunday, 4 to 10 p.m. July 25 & 31; August 1, 7 & 8 - 3 to 11 p.m.


Tuition & Fees


Tuition and Fee Details

Application Requirements

  • Submit an online application here.  
  • Submit high school transcripts (or equivalent), or college transcripts.
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must have access to a computer and internet connection



Term Deadlines Decision Notification
Summer 2021 Ongoing Within 4-6 weeks of submitting a completed application
Fall 2021 July 1, 2021 Within 4-6 weeks of submitting a completed application
Spring 2022 November 1, 2021 Within 4-6 weeks of submitting a completed application