The Nursing Assistant Certificate will be the foundation of stackable, short-term, entry-level certificates in the health care arena. This certificate will provide a foundation in health care careers, communication, soft skills, computers, and anatomy and physiology. Students will develop basic nursing skills required of nursing assistants in skilled health care settings, such as activity of daily living, vital signs, eating, elimination, and safety measures. Instructional methods will be varied including classroom, online/hybrid, simulation/virtual reality, and clinical rotations. Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination. Successful completion of the exam, along with listing in the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry is required to work as a Certified Nursing Aide in South Carolina.