Nurse Aide - Diploma
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.
Students who do not plan to pursue further nursing degrees may prefer a noncredit Nurse Aide program. Durham Tech offers a Nurse Aide I program through Continuing Education. Learn more about the Nurse Aide I course options.
If you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the information, you may contact Donna Alston.