If you’ve always wanted to help people and work in the medical field, enrolling in CNA classes in North Carolina is the fast track to making your dreams come true. Becoming a certified nurse aide is a perfect way to start your career as a healthcare professional. Right now the demand for qualified CNAs in the Tar Heel State is extremely high, so jobs are out there. You can starting this new exciting job in as little as 6 weeks of starting your certification training.
Students attending classes in North Carolina will follow a curriculum which requires at least 70 hours of instruction including 16 hours of clinical training. Finding an accredited CNA program is easier than you think. You can find programs in most community colleges along with vocational schools and some hospitals and long-term care facilities. You can even take some CNA classes online.
CNA Classes in North Carolina – Classes Start Soon!
- Diploma - Medical Assistant
- Diploma - Dental Assistant
- Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant
- Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN)
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- Medical Assisting - Associate
- Practical Nursing - Diploma
- Dental Assisting - Associate
As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.
- Medical Assisting (AS)
- Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)
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- Military Physical Assistant Prerequisite Program
Find More CNA Programs in NC!
|Randolph Community College||Asheboro||629 Industrial Pk Ave, Asheboro, North Carolina 27205||2-year, Public||15%|
|Miller-Motte College-Cary||Cary||2205 Walnut Street, Cary, North Carolina 27518-7171||2-year, Private for-profit||42%|
|Cabarrus College of Health Sciences||Concord||401 Medical Park Drive, Concord, North Carolina 28025-3959||4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit||69%|
|Bladen Community College||Dublin||7418 NC Hwy 41 West, Dublin, North Carolina 28332||2-year, Public||12%|
|Fayetteville Technical Community College||Fayetteville||2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-0236||2-year, Public||7%|
|Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville||Fayetteville||3725 Ramsey St Ste 103A, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311||2-year, Private for-profit||24%|
|Alamance Community College||Graham||1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, North Carolina 27253-8000||2-year, Public||11%|
|Miller-Motte College-Greenville||Greenville||1021 WH Smith Blvd Ste 102, Greenville, North Carolina 27834||2-year, Private for-profit||36%|
|Richmond Community College||Hamlet||1042 W Hamlet Ave, Hamlet, North Carolina 28345-1189||2-year, Public||16%|
|Coastal Carolina Community College||Jacksonville||444 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546-6816||2-year, Public||25%|
|Robeson Community College||Lumberton||5160 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, North Carolina 28360||2-year, Public||22%|
|McDowell Technical Community College||Marion||54 College Drive, Marion, North Carolina 28752-8728||2-year, Public||27%|
|Miller-Motte College-Raleigh||Raleigh||3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-6072||2-year, Private for-profit||37%|
|Piedmont Community College||Roxboro||1715 College Dr, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573||2-year, Public||29%|
|Southwestern Community College||Sylva||447 College Dr, Sylva, North Carolina 28779||2-year, Public||32%|
CNA Certification in North Carolina
Once you successfully complete your CNA training program you will be able to sign up for the competency exam. The competency exam is set up by Pearson VUE and is composed of both a multiple choice section and a hands-on skill demonstration. Upon passing both parts of the competency exam you are eligible to be listed in the state Nurse Aid Registry, which is required to work in the state of North Carolina as a CNA.
Renewing Your Certification
Your CNA certification must be renewed every 2 years (24 months) to remain active. It is required that you must perform CNA duties for at least 8 hours in the 24 month span in a qualified health care setting such as a hospital or nursing home. Those 8 hours of work must be for monetary pay and must be supervised by a registered nurse.
CNA Jobs in North Carolina
In North Carolina, like the rest of the country the projections for certified nurse aide positions are expected to remain strong for the next decade. While you are not guaranteed a job right out of school the odds should be in your favor. We’ve listed the projections for both the U.S. and North Carolina.
|State||2010||2020||Percent Change||Projected Job Openings|
CNA Salary in North Carolina
The great thing about the CNA salary is that it is among the highest for professions that do not require a post-secondary degree. In North Carolina the median salary for a CNA is roughly $22,000 a year. To compare the median salaries for certified nurse aides in NC and the rest of the nation, please refer to the chart below.
|North Carolina Hourly||$8.19||$9.38||$10.74||$12.58||$14.39|
|North Carolina Yearly||$17,000||$19,500||$22,300||$26,200||$29,900|
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N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
NC Board of Nursing
North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation
Information for CNA Courses in Charlotte
CNA Programs by State Interactive Map
Guide to CNA Programs
Certified Nursing Assistant FAQS
Information for Online CNA Classes