Congratulations To Our New Nurse Aids!

Thirteen Nursing Assistant I (NAI) employees recently completed their Nurse Aide II (NAII) course and received promotions to Nursing Assistant IIs. This workforce development initiative, sponsored by UNC Lenoir Health Care, was a response to the changing nursing workforce, increasing acuity of patients seen in the hospital setting, and desire to inspire lifelong learning as a way to grow our own nursing workforce.

The employees who enrolled in this course received compensation for their time spent in class, and received a scholarship for the cost of tuition and textbooks. The NA II training consists of 192 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical components.

The benefits of having an increased NA II workforce include the skill level of the NA II, increased abilities of unlicensed personnel caring for patients and engaging staff in professional growth opportunities.

Congratulations to our new NA IIs: Kenya, Alethea, Britney, Jennifer, Maria, Tamekia, Crystal, Shannon, Melissa, Kara, Seretta, Tiffany, Jamie, and Pamela.