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Nurse Aide II Syllabus


  • Proof of high school diploma or equivalency (submit copy to your instructor)
  • Listing N.C. Nurse Aide Registry must be current as a Nurse Aide I in North Carolina, with no substantiated findings (submit copy to your instructor)


  • A 4-point deduction will be taken from the student's attendance and professionalism grade for each partial hour or hour missed for lecture classes, which is 10% of the theory grade.
  • It is mandatory that the assigned make-up work be completed and turned in to the instructor within two class periods of time missed. No make-up work will be accepted during the third class period after time missed.
  • Failure to turn in make-up work will result in automatic dismissal from the program and a grade of "NG" – no exceptions. The work will be graded for points credit as follows:
    • 2 points credit/hour for 95-100
    • 1 point credit/hour for 78-94
    • No credit/hour for 77 or below
  • For each hour or partial hour missed from the lab, a 3-point deduction will be taken from the attendance and professionalism grade. This deduction cannot be made up. All skills must be successfully checked off prior to entering the clinical setting.

Unit Tests - 80%

  • Tests must be taken with No. 2 pencils. Pencils will not be provided.
  • Students who miss a scheduled test must take a make-up test within two class periods outside of scheduled class time. Failure to arrange a time with the instructor to make up a test within two class periods will result in a score of "0" for the test.

Final Exam - 10%

  • Minimum score of 78 required. Scores of 77 or below will receive an "NG" grade.

Attendance - 10%

  • Students will be considered tardy one minute after class starts.
  • Dismissal from the program and a grade of "NG" will result if a student accumulates more than eight hours of lab absences.
  • Students must complete all components (theory, lab and clinical) of the class.
  • There are no provisions to retake any component or transfer to another section for any component. Failure of any component will result in an "NG" grade. Students will be required to re-register and repay to repeat the entire class.

Clinical and skills grades will be Pass/Fail. This grade will be based on the student's performance, professionalism and paperwork. Failure to respect the rights of patients or jeopardizing the safety of the patient will result in automatic dismissal from the program.

Classroom/lab conduct

  • The student is expected to behave in a mature manner. Class or lab disruption will result in dismissal for the day or dismissal from the program.
  • Every student is expected to participate in all lab activities. Inability to correctly participate in lab, for any reason, will result in dismissal for the day or dismissal from the program.
  • At the end of the lab session, all students are required to clean the lab and return all materials to their proper places or receive deductions from attendance grade.
  • Fingernails must be short to participate in lab. The student will not be allowed to enter the lab with long fingernails and will receive deductions from his or her attendance grade.
  • Students are to dress in modest, professional clothing. This means refraining from wearing hats and extremely tight or revealing shirts, shorts and skirts.
  • No chewing gum, eating and/or drinking is allowed in the class or lab.
  • No use of cellphones or other electrical/musical devices is allowed.
  • No children are allowed on campus.

Clinical entry

Students must show a progression in their performance to continue in the NAII program. There must be two successful check-offs for each required skill module prior to clinical. A third check-off on each skill module is required for the Skills Competency. This should be done in the clinical setting.

The instructor must be present while each NAII skill is being performed. The attainment of these skills check-offs is the student's responsibility.

Clinical attendance

The North Carolina Board of Nursing mandates 80 hours of clinical for successful completion of this class. A mandatory three-hour clinical orientation is scheduled at the beginning of the clinical component.

  • The student is expected to be at the assigned clinical site ready to begin work at the beginning of the clinical day. If the student arrives at clinical late or is not prepared to begin work at the scheduled clinical start time, they will be considered tardy.
  • More than two episodes of tardiness or early departures will result in automatic dismissal from the program.
  • Students cannot leave the facility for any reason without approval from the instructor during clinical.
  • If a student must be absent during the clinical component, they must notify the instructor within 24 hours prior to clinical.
  • Students' failure to correctly notify the instructor of an absence, or those who have fewer than 80 clinical hours, will be automatically dismissed from the program with a grade of "NG."

Clinical dress code

  • Tops/pants – Neat, clean, wrinkle-free navy blue scrubs. A solid black, navy blue or white shirt may be worn under the scrub top.
  • Shoes – Black, non-canvas, closed-toe, closed-heel
  • Socks/hose – Black (no portion of the leg or ankle should be visible)
  • Hair – Must be of natural color, neat, clean and modestly arranged (not touching the collar)
  • Makeup – Must be kept to a minimum. Perfumes and colognes are not allowed.
  • Nails – Must be short, clean and free of any nail polish or artificial covering of any type
  • Tattoos – Must be covered
  • Jewelry – Watch, medical alert necklace/bracelet, a modest single ring and a single pair of post earrings in the ears are the only visible jewelry allowed.
  • Equipment needed – Watch with a second hand, stethoscope, Wake Tech photo ID, black pen

Performance Standards

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following standards have been established. According to the nature of the work required in nurse aide practice and the educational requirements of the Nurse Aide II curriculum, the student must be able to meet the following:

Examples of abilities/behavior
Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment
Identify cause-and-effect relationship in clinical situations, follow nursing care plans/care maps
Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form
Collect data, explain treatment procedures, document and interpret nurse aide actions and patient and family responses
Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families and groups from various social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds
Establish rapport with patients, families and colleagues
Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces
Move around in patient rooms, work spaces and treatment areas; administer cardiopulmonary procedures; able to lift and maneuver 30 pounds
Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nurse aide care
Move, calibrate, use equipment and supplies; lift, transfer and position mobile and immobile patients
Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs
Hear monitor alarm, emergency signals, auscultatory sounds and cries for help
Visual ability sufficient for physical observation, performance of nurse aide procedures and maintenance of environmental safety
Observes patient responses, such as skin color and facial expression; monitors vital signs; reads records
Tactile ability sufficient for physical observation and performance of nurse aide procedures
Perform nurse aide procedures
Emotional stability and mental alertness in performing patient care
Maintains calm and efficient manner in high stress/pressure situations with patients, staff, supervisors and colleagues

Standards are developed by the Board of Directors of the Southern Council of Education for Nursing to assist Nursing Education Programs in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act.

If a Nurse Aide II student believes that he or she cannot meet one or more of the standards without accommodation or modifications, the college must determine, on an individual basis, whether the necessary accommodations or modifications can be made reasonably.

NOTE: Nurse Aide II is renewed every two years. You must have worked eight hours for compensation under the supervision of an RN. The NAII will renew on the North Carolina Board of Nursing website electronically. The NAII completes the information first and then notifies the RN (usually a supervisor or manager in their facility) that they need to go to the Board of Nursing website to complete their verification section.

Nurse Aide II are regulated by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. A $24 registration fee is required.


Contact Department Head Diane Cardamone, RN, MSN, at 919-747-0065 or [email protected].

Perry Health Science Campus, Allied Health Building, Room 313
Public Safety Education Campus, Room 1731
Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building E, Room 135