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Allied Health Programs at Richmond Community College

Allied Health offers a variety of short certificate courses that will prepare you for careers in healthcare or gain skills to care for family members. These courses can be completed in a short amount of time and will provide you with the credentials you need to enter the workforce and open doors as you build your career. We offer day, evening and online classes to fit your schedule!

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS

Allied Health Coordinator Tina NielsenTina Nielsen, Allied Health Coordinator
tbnielsen@richmondcc.edu
(910) 410-1833


Nursing Assistant I

This is a 136-146 contact hour course offered in a traditional classroom setting. This training program, which includes Day, Evening or Hybrid class options, will prepare you to successfully complete a state of North Carolina approved competency evaluation examination that allows the nurse aide to be listed on the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry. The course includes instructor lectures, videos, role playing methods and hands-on learning. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to take the state exam through Pearson VUE for listing and certification with the state of North Carolina.

Day Classes - Nursing Assistant I

Classes meet Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg.

Important Dates:

  • June 1: Registration and Mandatory Information Session - Arrive by 10 a.m. I Honeycutt Center, Room 130 I 600 Mclean Street, Laurinburg
  • June 5: First Class Meeting I 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. I Honeycutt Center I Oct. 9 : Last Day

Hyrbid/Online - Nursing Assistant I

  • May 25: Registration and Mandatory Information Sessions - Arrive by 11 a.m. I Honeycutt Center, Room 134 I 600 Mclean Street, Laurinburg
  • June 5: Online Class Begins
  • June 20 & 21: First Class Meetings I 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. I Honeycutt Center

Reminder: Class Meets Saturday and Sundays. Every other weekend.

Fast Track Nursing Assistant I

  • June 1: Registration and Mandatory Information Session I Arrive by 10 a.m. Honeycutt Center, Room 130 I 600 Mclean Street, Laurinburg
  • June 12 - Aug. 10 Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Frimsley Building, RCC Main Campus, Hamlet.

Requirements for Registration

  • Complete the RCC Placement Test and score 60 or better for TRADITIONAL or 83 or RED 090 "B" or higher or "P" in DRE 098 for HYBRID. (A high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma is not a requirement for admittance into the program.)
  • A current Tuberculin Skin Test, current Flu shoot, & Immunization records
  • A valid state picture ID and valid US government-issued Social Security card. 
  • You are required to present all documents at registration.

Note: Prior to clinical and after class begins a criminal background check and drug screen will be submitted through www.CastleBranch.com. Applicant is responsible for presenting required documents.

Fees                                                                                                                                                             

  • Registration Fee: $233
  • Book Fee: $61.86 (price subject to change)
  • Criminal Background/Drug Screen: $75
  • State Exam Fee:  $101 (due last day of class)


Nursing Assistant Refresher Course

This course is designed to allow nurse aides who have let their certification with the state registry expire regain their certification in order to work as a certified nurse aide in North Carolina. Upon completion of 19 class hours and 25 lab hours, the student will have reviewed basic nursing skills, personal care skills, mental health and social service needs, care of cognitively impaired residents, restorative services and resident rights. They will possess the theoretical knowledge necessary to pass the written/oral examination and be able to demonstrate proficiency in nursing assistant skills. 

Successful completers will be given a course completion certificate and will be eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination necessary for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

Who is qualified to take this course? 

  • Nursing Assistants who were listed on the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) NA-I Registry, but let this certification lapse in the past 5 years.  
  • Nursing Assistants who were registered as a Nurse Aide I in another state in the past 5 years and seek employment as a Nursing Aide I in North Carolina.
  • Students must have successfully completed a state-approved training program
  • Others who hold a state recognized healthcare credential from any state (EMT, EMT-P, etc.).
  • Any military personnel who have had medical/corpsman training. (Must present DD-214)

Students are responsible for presenting transcripts and all required paperwork during registration.

COURSE FEES

  • Registration fee: $125
  • Book: $55 (price subject to change)

Registration fee due on or before Oct. 11 along with the documentation showing you are eligible for this refresher course. 


Phlebotomy

Learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in healthcare settings and blood donation centers. Phlebotomists may assist in preparing specimens in the laboratory. They are employed by hospitals, doctor offices and labs. Course topicsItems needed for a phlebotomist include venipuncture, specimen handling, record-keeping and the healthcare profession. Successful completion of the course is based on 80 hours of class time and 120 hours of clinical.

Richmond Communitiy College usually offers these classes once a year in January and February. Classes are held on the main campus in Hamlet and are Evening classes. Clinical hours will be scheduled during Daytime hours as most blood draws are done during the day.

Requirements for Registration

  • High school ciploma or high school equivalency diploma (GED or HiSET)
  • Accuplacer Reading Score of 67 or RED 090 “B” or higher OR transcript from 2-year degree or higher
  • Valid U.S. government issued Social Security Card
  • Valid driver’s license or state issued picture ID
  • Current TB skin test, flu shot and immunization records
  • Physical will be required after the first two weekss of class. (Make an appointment with your physician soon!)
  • You are required to present all documents and/or transcripts at registration.

Note: Prior to clinical and after class begins a criminal background check and drug screen will be submitted through www.CertifiedBackground.com. Applicant is responsible for presenting required documents.

Fees

  • Registration Fee: $193
  • Book Fee: $93.93 (price subject to change)
  • Criminal Background/Drug Screen: $75
  • State Exam Fee: Estimated between $75 - $150

Medication Administration

This course is designed to prepare the unlicensed medical person to receive the credentials to administer medication in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes. You will receive instruction in the correct policies and procedures for administering medications. Topics will include, but are not limited to, administration of liquids, pills and topical treatments. Other topics such as controlled substances and their documentation, dosage calculations, unit dose administration and proper disposal of unused medications and sharps will also be included. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to take the state exam for Medication Technician as well as the state exam for becoming a Medication Aide, administered by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and the Pearson Vue.

Requirements for Registration

  • Students must be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I registry and be able to provide a copy of certificate of successful completion from a state of North Carolina approved CNA I program.
  • Social security card and driver’s license or state issued photo ID required and High School diploma or high school equivalency dipoma (GED, HiSET). 
  • You are required to present all documents and/or transcripts at registration.

Fees


Note: Please have separate checks for registration and book fees. If paying in cash, correct change is appreciated. Debit or credit cards are accepted for registration ONLY. Book will have to be purchased at RichmondCC's bookstore with a credit or debit card.