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.
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
- 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.