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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. CNA student pushing laundry cartUpon completion of the required 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.

  • Class Dates: TBA

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 are registered as a Nurse Aide I in another state and seek employment as a Nursing Aide I in North Carolina.
  • Others who hold a current state recognized healthcare credential from any state (EMT, EMT-P, etc.).
  • Any military personnel who have had medical/corpsman training. (Must present DD-214)

Registration Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license or state issued pictue ID
  • Valid Social Security card
  • Proof of expired certification from North Carolina Board of Nursing less than 5 years old

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

Course Fees

  • Registration fee: $125
  • Book: (price subject to change)
    Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care, The Basics 6th Edition & Workbook
    Book - ISBN
    Workbook - ISBN 978-1-60425-142-5
    Both are available at the RichmondCC Bookstore
  • State exam fee: $140

To Sign Up

Complete application and bring to either the Hamlet Campus or Scotland County Campus to register for the class. For more information, call Student Services at (910) 410-1700.


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