Program Overview

Nurse Aide

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*This program is financial aid eligible.
This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the Health Sciences.

Students will complete general education courses that provide a foundation for success in nursing and allied health curricula. Students may select a career pathway that will prepare them for an entry level position in health care. Courses may also provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of advanced health science degrees or programs.

Graduates should qualify for an entry-level job associated with the program major such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), Medical Assistant, Nurse Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, or Massage Therapist dependent upon the selected program major.

Nurse Aide Description: The Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Topics include growth and development, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household environment and equipment management, family resources and services, and employment skills. Upon completion, the student may be eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I and other selected Nurse Aide registries as determined by the local program of study.


Use the button below to apply to Durham Tech following the Health Technologies Enrollment Steps.

If you have questions, please contact Donna Alston or attend an information session.

Next Application Deadline is Jan 08

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$3116.00

Degree Type

Diploma

Location

Orange County Campus

Credit Hours

41

Program Stats

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Average Salary

$31,988
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Average Class Size

16
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Estimated Completion Time

10 months

Upcoming Program Events

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
MED-120 Survey of Medical Terminology 2
NAS-101 Nurse Aide I 6
PSY-150 General Psychology 3
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3