Program Overview

Nurse Aide I Continuing Education

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Students learn the basic nursing skills required to care for patients in a variety of health care settings. Through classroom instruction, laboratory work, and clinical rotations, students prepare to pass the NC Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation, a requirement to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.


Prerequisites

One of the following:

  • High School diploma/HS Equivalency certificate, OR
  • Proof of successful completion of EFL073, or DRE097, OR
  • A transcript documenting successful completion of a college-level English (ENG 111 or higher) course (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

The required book will be provided on the first class.

Students must provide proof of the following:

  • Proof of immunity for MMR, Varicella, Tdap (for the Hospital-Based course only)
  • Negative TB skin test within 6 months of the first day of class or a negative chest X-ray within the last 5 years.
  • Hepatitis immunity through vaccination or by signing a declination form.
  • An influenza (flu) vaccine depending on the season
  • Personal health insurance (for the Hospital-Based course only)
     

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen

Students, at their expense, will also be required to undergo a criminal background check and show proof of specific immunizations prior to beginning the clinical portion of the training. A drug screen is required for the Hospital-based course. Certain findings on the criminal background check or drug screen may prohibit students from completing the program. Information about the drug screen and criminal background check will be provided the first day of class. Do not do this on your own.

Equipment and supplies

  • Hunter green scrub shirt and pants
  • White or black shoes with a closed toe and a closed heel
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Transfer belt
  • Watch with a second hand
  • Notebook and pens
     

Note: Registration must be completed in person or via fax with the required documentation submitted along with the registration form. The registration deadline is 5 days prior to the class start date.

The Nurse Aide I course qualifies for financial assistance. The grant deadline is 10 days prior to the class start date.

In response to Covid-19, the College is closed until further notice. New Nurse Aide courses will be made available once the College reopens. Check back here for updates on the summer schedule.

Students who plan to pursue further nursing degrees may prefer a credit Nurse Aide program. Learn more about the Nurse Aide curriculum

View more information about Durham Tech Nurse Aide programs or contact the Nurse Aide information line at 919-536-7222 ext. 4302. The Nurse Aide program is Veterans Administration (VA) approved for VA tuition benefits.

NUR-3240H Nurse Aide I - Short Course

This version of the Nurse Aide I course is designed for students who have a background in health care or have taken other college-level classes. Students complete the NC Nurse Aide I state curriculum lecture and lab content in a compacted timeframe. They should be task-oriented, self-motivated, and organized with excellent reading skills. Students in this course learn the basic nursing skills required to provide care in a variety of health care settings, and are prepared to pass the NC Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation. Clinicals will be held at healthcare facilities in Durham or Orange counties.
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NUR-3240C Nurse Aide I- Hybrid

The hybrid version of Nurse Aide I is designed for task-oriented, self-motivated, organized students with excellent reading skills. Students in this course complete the classroom portion online and attend the laboratory portion two days a week. Clinical training takes place two days a week in health care facilities in Durham and Orange counties. Students will meet in class on the first evening from 4-6pm. 174.5 hours. $279.25.
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NUR-3240A Nurse Aide I

Nurse Aide I Traditional Course This course is designed for students that are able to attend class two days a week. Students can complete the Nurse Aide training in 16 weeks. 179.5 hours. $279.25. This course qualifies for the Financial Aid.
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NUR-3240J Nurse Aide I Hospital Based Hybrid

This version of the Nurse Aide I course is designed for students who want to work in a fast-paced, intense hospital setting. Students should be task-oriented, self-motivated, and organized with excellent reading and computer skills.Students in this course complete the NC Nurse Aide I state curriculum lecture content ONLINE one time/week. Skills will be performed in the skills laboratory setting one evening/week. Clinical will be held two times/week.
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“The Nurse Aide Program is really fun and hands-on. The labs are great, the teachers are really helpful and there are so many resources available to us. I feel like once it’s time for me to step out into the field, I’ll have a really good idea understanding of what to do.”

—Kimani Spruill