Application Process

Nurse Aide Application Process and Minimum Requirements

  • Complete the ACC application for acceptance to college.
  • Complete a Criminal Background Check through ACC. Visit the Health Careers Background Check page for more information on the procedure for background checks as well as disqualifying events.
    Please note: Criminal background checks require a fee and the applicant's social security number. Should the background check reveal any disqualifying factors or a positive drug screen, the student will be required to drop the program.
  • Obtain the required vaccinations, listed below in the notes section.
  • Register in MyClinicalExchange (mCE). All nurse aide students must register on the MyClinicalExchange platform (mCE) in order to be placed in a healthcare facility.
  • Attend the Nurse Aide Program Orientation before the semester starts. Student who do not attend put themselves at risk for being asked to drop the program.
  • Review the NUA handbook and submit with the following forms, completed and signed to the Department Chair before the first day of classes.
    1. Clinical expectation
    2. Non-paid Cooperative Education Student Verification form for Worker's Compensation
    3. Student Agreement
    4. Completed and signed immunization documentation form


To secure a clinical placement the student MUST have the following. Failure to complete these requirements by the deadline will require a student to drop the clinical courses NUA 170 and 171. Students will be allowed to register for subsequent clinical courses on a space available basis only and must be approved by the Department Chair prior to official registration.

  • 75% average in each portion of NUA 101 (Lab and Theory) by the first identified program start for NUA 170.
  • A Criminal Background Check and a Random Drug Screen free of disqualifying factors. (Directions to follow)
    • Informed Consent on file with ACC Human Resources (Form is available on NUA web page and with Human Resources)
  • Documentation of at least 2 Hepatitis B vaccinations or immunity. View additional information about the Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Documentation of 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines or immunity. Find additional information about the MMR vaccine.
  • Documentation of 2 Varicella (chicken pox) vaccines or immunity.
  • Documentation of Tdap vaccine within 10 years. Get additional information about the Tdap vaccine.
  • Documentation of negative TB by one of the following methods (Must be done within the last 12 months)
    • Negative results from a Tuberculin Skin Test (TB)
    • Negative chest x-ray with a previous positive TB test
    • Negative TB blood test, QuantiFERON® or T-SPOT®
    For additional information visit the CDC website.
  • CPR Certification Card from an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. CPR certification is offered at ACC as HPR 102 course
  • Fall and Spring students must have the current seasonal flu vaccine (Generally available September 1). Get additional information about the flu vaccine.
  • Registration in mCE, My Clinical Exchange (Details on page 16)
  • Completion of the Regulatory (OSHA/HIPAA) exam with documentation of a score of 100%. This will be assigned by your instructor.