Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistants provide care for patients in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health care, hospice or mental health facilities. Nursing assistants' duties vary, from providing help with activities of daily living for the patients such as ambulating, feeding, to bathing, toileting, dressing etc. under the supervision of a Registered nurse or Licensed Practical nurse. High school completion or GED® is not required. Please note: This course does not qualify for Financial Aid.

One of the prerequisites for any nursing program in Nebraska and many other states is that you must be on the Nurse Aide Registry. To do that you must take an approved course and pass state exams. Successful completion of this course will put you on the registry.

Southeast Community College’s Nursing Assistant Course is approved by the Nebraska Department of Health.

What you need to know before registering.

Summer 2024 Nursing Assistant Classes - All Locations (PDF)

Spring 2024 Nursing Assistant Classes - All Locations (PDF)

Registration Information

Registration Form (PDF)



March 25-May 17, 2024 (Hybrid)
Lab Day: Mon., Wed. & Fri.
Lab Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Location: Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus, Health Sciences Facility, 8800 O St., Room 330
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBL81

May 28-Aug. 1, 2024 (Hybrid)
  No class July 4
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 8 a.m.-Noon
Location: Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus, Health Sciences Facility, 8800 O St., Room 330
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBL05

May 28-Aug. 1, 2024 (Hybrid)
  No class July 4
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus, Health Sciences Facility, 8800 O St., Room 330
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBL06

May 28-Aug. 1, 2024 (Hybrid)
  No class July 4
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 5-9 p.m.
Location: The Career Academy at Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus, 8800 O St., Room 203
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBL07

May 28-Aug. 1, 2024 (Hybrid)
   No class July 4
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus, Health Sciences Facility, 8800 O St., Room 330
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBL08

May 29-July 31, 2024 (Hybrid)
Lab Days: Mon. & Wed.
Lab Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: The Career Academy at Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus, 8800 O St., Room 203
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBL01

May 29-Aug. 2, 2024 (Hybrid)
Lab Days: Mon., Wed. & Fri.
Lab Time: 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Location: Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus, Health Sciences Facility, 8800 O St., Room 330
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBL02

May 29-July 31, 2024 (Hybrid)
Lab Day: Mon. & Wed.
Lab Time: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus, Health Sciences Facility, 8800 O St., Room 330
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBL03

May 29-July 31, 2024 (Hybrid)
Lab Day: Mon. & Wed.
Lab Time: 5-9 p.m.
Location: Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus, Health Sciences Facility, 8800 O St., Room 330
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBL04

 

 

Summer 2024 Nursing Assistant Classes - All Locations (PDF)

Spring 2024 Nursing Assistant Classes - All Locations (PDF)

Registration Information

Registration Form (PDF)


Beatrice, NE

No classes the week of SCC Spring Break - 3/11-3/15

March 26-May 16, 2024 (Hybrid)
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 4:30-9 p.m.
Lab Location: SCC Beatrice Campus, Academic Excellence Center, Room 331, 4771 W. Scott Road
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBB81

May 28-Aug. 1, 2024 (Hybrid)
  No class July 4
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Lab Location: SCC Beatrice Campus, Academic Excellence Center, Room 331, 4771 W. Scott Road
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBB81

May 31-Aug. 2, 2024 (Hybrid)
Lab Days: Mon. & Fri.
Lab Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lab Location: SCC Beatrice Campus, Academic Excellence Center, Room 331, 4771 W. Scott Road
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBB80


Hebron, NE

May 28-Aug. 1, 2024 (Hybrid) (PDF)
  No class July 4
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Learning Center at Hebron, Room 101, 610 Jefferson Ave.
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBHN1


Milford, NE

May 28-Aug. 1, 2024 (Hybrid) (PDF)
  No class July 4
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: SCC Milford Campus, Eicher Technical Center, Room 224, 600 State St.
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBM08


Nebraska City, NE

March 26-May 16, 2024 (Hybrid) (PDF)
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 4:30-9 p.m.
Location: Learning Center at Nebraska City, Room 101, 1406 Central Ave.
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBNC8

May 29-July 31, 2024 (Hybrid) (PDF)
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 4:30-9 p.m.
Location: Learning Center at Nebraska City, Room 102, 1406 Central Ave.
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBNC8


Wahoo, NE

March 25-May 15, 2024 (Hybrid) (PDF)
Lab Days: Mon. & Wed.
Lab Time: 4:30-9 p.m.
Location: Saunders Medical Center, 1760 County Rd J
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBWH8

May 29-July 31, 2024 (Hybrid) (PDF)
Lab Days: Mon. & Wed.
Lab Time: 5-9 p.m.
Location: Saunders Medical Center, 1760 County Rd J
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBWH1


York, NE

March 26-May 16, 2024 (Hybrid) (PDF)
Lab Days: Tues. & Thurs.
Lab Time: 4:30-9 p.m.
Location: SCC Learning Center at York, Room A102, 401 N. Lincoln Ave.
Cost: NE Resident $423.50 / Non-Resident $497
3.5 semester credits
Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBYK8

Books and materials are required the first day of the course and can be purchased through the SCC bookstore.

Required books and materials include:

  • Hartman Nursing Assistant The Basics, 6th edition
  • SCC Nursing Assistant skills book/binder
  • SCC Healthcare Services t-shirt
  • Pack of cloth white gloves

The textbooks required for this course are available at:

Lincoln Campus Store
8800 “O” Street, Lincoln, NE
402-437-2560
Website

Beatrice Campus Store
4771 W. Scott Rd., Beatrice, NE
402-228-8267
Website

Milford Campus Store
641 State St., Milford, NE
402-761-8214
Website

Nursing Assistant lab attire:

  • An SCC Healthcare Services t-shirt with grey or black scrub pants, or khakis. The t-shirt can be purchased through the SCC bookstore along with the books and materials.
  • Regular street clothes can be worn to the first day of the course.

Attendance is crucial to the success of this course. Absences may result in failing of the course. Please contact the Registration office for the refund and withdrawal dates.

To be placed on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry, the state of Nebraska requires that individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have no convictions of crime involving moral turpitude.
  • Must be able to speak and understand the English language or a language understood by a substantial portion of the health care facility population.
  • Must successfully complete a basic course of training and competency evaluation program for Nursing Assistants approved by the Nebraska Department of Health.

Registrations are accepted by mail, fax, or walk-in. Tuition is due by the start date of the course. Confirmation registration letters will be emailed one week prior to the start date of course.

SCC’s withdrawal, drop, and refund policy.

Failure to attend the course does not constitute a drop or absolve the student from being financially responsible for the tuition and fees associated with the student’s registration. A student must initiate the withdrawal process to be dropped from the course.

Questions? Please contact Natasha Holly at 402-437-2552 or nholly@southeast.edu.

Q: How do I register for the Nursing Assistant class?
A: See Registration & Records for more information.

Q: What do I do if a third party is paying for me to take the class?
A: A letter of authorization on company letterhead must accompany your registration form. This letter must include the individual student’s full name and Social Security number. Please state the amount of money agreed to pay for tuition, fees and book (if applicable).

Q: When does SCC have classes?
A: Please see the credit class schedule for the Nursing Assistant list of classes or log on to SCC’s Website, clicking on Academics, select Healthcare Services program, then Nursing Assistant.

Q: What does “hybrid” mean?
A: Hybrid is a blend of online course work and in-person labs.

Q: How long is the Nursing Assistant class?
A: The Nursing Assistant class is offered in 8-week or 16-week course options.

Q: Does SCC offer Career Services?
A: SCC’s Career Services has its own website that links current and former SCC students to employers. Go to: The College Central website. You also may contact any of SCC’s Career Services Specialists by phone: Heather Waite, Lincoln Campus, 402-437-2622 or hwaite@southeast.edu; Connie Russell, Beatrice Campus, 402-228-8216 or crussell1@southeast.edu; or Shelly Tolle, Milford Campus, 402-761-8242 or stolle@southeast.edu.

Q: Do I need to have my high school diploma or GED® in order to take the Nursing Assistant classes?
A: No. You must be at least 16 years of age by the start date of the class you plan to enroll.

Q: What do I wear to class, labs and clinical sites?
A: The first class session, please wear street clothes. Subsequent classroom attire will be discussed by the instructor the first day of class.

Q: What books do I need, and will the books be available at the class site?
A: Students must have their books at the first class session. Required textbooks are available at the following locations:

  • SCC’s Lincoln Campus Store, 8800 O St.; 800-642-4075, ext. 2560; 402-437-2560; open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m.-noon
  • SCC’s Beatrice Campus Store, 4771 W. Scott Road; 800-233-5027, ext. 1267; 402-228-8267; open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Online at the Campus Store

Books will not be available at the classroom site. They must be purchased from a campus store listed above.

Q: What is the difference between a Nursing Assistant and a CNA?
A: Even though CNA is a commonly used term to refer to Nursing Assistants, the state of Nebraska does not “certify” Nursing Assistants. Your title is “Approved Nursing Assistant.” SCC will report to the state of Nebraska all of the names of students who have successfully completed the College’s Nursing Assistant course.

Q: How do I check my status on the Nebraska Registry?
A: Navigate to the Nebraska State Registry website page or call 402-471-4322.

Q: How do I reactivate my status on the Registry if it is lapsed?
A: See Nebraska Testing Entities List

Q: How long will my Nursing Assistant status remain active on the Nebraska Registry?
A: Registry status lapses if you have not worked as a Nursing Assistant during the past two years. You can retest at an approved testing site for a minimal fee.

All nurse aides coming from another state must complete a minimum one hour of Nebraska Abuse/Neglect/Misappropriation Training, even if similar training was completed as part of another state's requirements. SCC offers this 1-hour course through our Continuing Education Division.