NAI Refresher Course Syllabus

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Diane Cardamone, RN, MSN - Department Head
[email protected]

Perry Health Sciences Campus, Allied Health Building Room 313

Public Safety Education Campus Room 1731
Northern Wake Campus, Building E Room 135

The class has a Maximum of 11 Students
Registration is on a First-come, First-serve Basis

Course Description: This NAI refresher course consists of a brief review of the NAI curriculum and the competency exam required for listing as a NAI with the NC Division of Health Service Regulation.

*Requirements (see note):

  1. An expired North Carolina Nurse Aide I listing or an expired out-of-state listing, with no substantiated findings, or a successful completion of a North Carolina or out-of-state Nurse Aide I Program, from an accredited institution, within the last five (5) years, or

(NOTE: The student must provide proof that the institution is accredited.)

  1. A current Nurse Aide I listing, from another state, with no substantiated findings, or
  2. Proof of completion of military corpsman training, or
  3. Completion of a RN, LPN, or above, training

The student must provide the instructor with the following documentation at the first class meeting:

  1. photo copy of driver’s license or legal photo ID
  2. photo copy of Social Security card (name on Social Security card & driving license must match)
  3. proof of eligibility to take class (see above)
  4. copy of name change documentation, if listed or taken in NC as NAI under a different name


The class consists of 48 hours of theory and skills review, and return demonstration of skills.

  • Review of Residents rights (Module E), recognition of mental health and social service needs (Module S & U), and care of cognitively impaired residents (Module R).
  • Administration of NNAAP Practice Exam - You must pass with a grade of 78 or better. Go to the Pearson Vue website for a copy of the practice exam to review before the first day of class. You can also find the PDF version of the candidate handbook. 
  • Demonstration and return demonstration of starred skills on the Skill Performance Checklists Summary


If the student accumulates more than 4.8 hours of absences (10%), tardy, or early departures, he/she will be exited from the class and receive a grade of NG (No Grade). No make-up time will be arranged.
The first and last day of class is MANDATORY.

  • Students will be considered tardy 1 minute after the seated in-person class or lab starts.
  • Absences will not be considered "excused" or "unexcused". Failure to be in class for any reason is considered an absence.
  • There are no provisions to retake a partial portion of the class or to transfer to another class beyond the 10% date of the class.


  • Must pass the written exam with a grade of 78 or better to progress.

Must successfully demonstrate without prompting or coaching the starred skills. The student will be given up to 2 attempts, per day, to pass the skills being checked off that day, as time permits.

Behavioral Requirements:

The following unprofessional or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and may result in automatic dismissal from the program:

  • Disrespectful, interruptive, disruptive, impatient behavior toward the instructors, fellow students, staff, or clinical staff
  • Inappropriate reactions at any time
  • If the instructor suspects that you are a safety risk in class due to a physical or behavior action or issue.
  • Cheating, suspected use of alcohol or drugs used on campus or before class
  • Fighting, the use of profanity or demonstrating an attitude that would frighten a person such as loud, raised, angry voices

If dismissal occurs for any reason, you are not eligible for a refund.

Class and Lab Conduct:

  • Mature manner and full participation is expected in all lab activities including being the patient, assisting with setting up the lab and taking down the labs.
  • Fingernails must be short to participate in lab.
  • Modest clothing must be worn.
  • No eating or drinking allowed in lab.
  • No cell phones allowed.
  • No children allowed on campus.

Class Withdrawal/Transfer Policy:

Students may withdraw and receive:

A 100% refund will be given if the student officially withdraws from the class (by written request) before the first class meeting.

A 75% refund will be given if the student officially withdraws from the class (by written request) on or before the 10% date of scheduled hours. Community school, facility and lab fees are non-refundable.

A full refund will be given for classes canceled by the college. Students do not have to request these refunds.

To submit a withdrawal request, students need to log in to the Workforce Continuing Education site.

Transfers are dependent on availability in the new class.

In order to transfer to another section, the student must email your full name, Wake Tech ID#, section number of the class, phone number and mailing address to [email protected].

Emergency cancellations and closings

Wake Technical Community College emergency cancellations and closings are posted on the college web page and messages are on the main phone line 919-866-5000. Current students with a Wake Tech email are automatically registered to receive Wake Tech Warn email alerts from the college emergency alert system. Students can also sign up with Wake Tech Warn to receive phone text messages and voice mail in the event of an emergency or inclement weather situation.

Nurse Aide classes scheduled August through March will have mandatory inclement weather makeup dates built into their class schedules. In the event the college closes and an entire class is missed, mandatory makeup dates will be used in the same order they are listed on the class schedule. The attendance policy for mandatory makeup dates is the same as a regular class date. If closings result in partial hours of class being missed, these hours will be made up by adding hours to existing class dates.

*NOTE: In order to be placed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry, the following MUST be completed. Candidates must pass the written and skill portion of the NNAAP exam within two (2) years from the completion date of a refresher course. If a candidate has three (3) unsuccessful attempts, within a two-year period, you are not eligible to take a refresher course and must re-take an accredited Nurse Aide I course.

(Ref: NC Nurse Aide I Candidate Handbook)

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