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Nursing Assistant

  • Seek A Fulfilling Career as a 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.


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  • 2021 Spring Nursing Assistant Classes
    Schedule available online Oct. 19, 2020
    Registration begins Oct. 26, 2020

    Registration Information

    Registration Form

    Beatrice, NE

    Oct. 22-Dec. 17, 2020 (Hybrid)
    Lab Days: Mon., Wed. & Thurs.
    Lab Time: 6-9:25 p.m.
    Location: SCC Beatrice Campus,
    Jackson Hall, Room 301, 4771 W. Scott Road
    Cost: NE Resident $444 / Non-Resident $528
    4.0 semester credits
    Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBB81


    Hebron, NE

    Oct. 22-Dec. 15, 2020 (Hybrid)
    Lab Days: Mon., Tues. & Thurs.
    Lab Time: 6-9:30 p.m.
    Lab Location: Learning Center at Hebron, Room 102
    610 Jefferson Ave.
    Cost: NE Resident $444 / Non-Resident $528
    4.0 semester credits
    Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBHN8


    Milford, NE

    Oct. 22-Dec. 15, 2020 (Hybrid)
    Lab Days: Mon., Tues. & Thurs.
    Lab Time: 6-9:30 p.m.
    Lab Location: SCC Milford Campus,
    Eicher Technical Center, Room 224, 600 State St.
    Cost: NE Resident $444 / Non-Resident $528
    4.0 semester credits
    Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBM81


    Nebraska City, NE

    Oct. 22-Dec. 15, 2020 (Hybrid)
    Lab Days: Mon., Tues. & Thurs.
    Lab Time: 6-9:30 p.m.
    Location: Nebraska City Center for Children & Families, 917 Wildwood Ln.
    Cost: NE Resident $444 / Non-Resident $528
    4.0 semester credits
    Course Number: HLTH-1150-HBNC8


    2021 Spring Nursing Assistant Classes
    Schedule available online Oct. 19, 2020
    Registration begins Oct. 26, 2020

    Registration Information

    Registration Form

    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 Long Term Care textbook, 4th edition
    • Evolve/Elsevier access code for Nursing Assistant clinical skills
    • SCC Nursing Assistant skills book/binder
    • SCC Healthcare Services t-shirt

    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

    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.
    The first day of the course is mandatory. 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: 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 www.sccbookstore.com

    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. Persons also can call 402-471-0537.

    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.