Program Overview

Nurse Aide I Refresher Continuing Education

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This review course is for individuals familiar with Nurse Aide I skills and concepts. It is designed to prepare students for the NC Nurse Aide I Competency Evaluation, a requirement for being listed on the NC Nurse Aide Registry. Nurse Aide I content is reviewed through classroom instruction and laboratory work. Textbook required. No criminal background check required. 44 hours. $161.25

Please be aware that students must attend all class sessions to successfully complete this course. No absences allowed.


One or more of the following:

  • Current or previous listing on North Carolina’s or another state’s Nurse Aide I Registry within the past five years. Verify your Nurse Aide I listing through the NC Nurse Aide Registry, or call 919-855-3969 or 919-715-0562. Submit a copy of your listing/certification along with your registration.
  • Completion of a state-approved NA I training program within the past two years, for students who have failed or not attempted the NC NA I exam. Submit evidence of course completion with your registration.
  • A state-recognized NA credential from any US state.
  • Military personnel who have medical/corpsman training or enrollees who have completed course(s) equivalent to the NA I content may enroll with permission of the program director.

Dress code: Students must wear scrubs to class.

Textbook (optional): Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Basics, 4th Ed., ISBN: 160425050X / ISBN: 9781604250503. 

Nurse Aide Exam

In order to work as a Nurse Aide, you must take and pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam. The Durham Tech Nurse Aide course will prepare you to pass this examination. The NNAAP is an evaluation of Nurse Aide-related knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is a two-part examination; a written component and a skills component. On completion of the Nurse Aide course, students complete online registration for the examination. The exam is given at regional sites. Current cost for the exam is $120.

NNAAP frequently asked questions are posted on their website at National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCSBN) website.

The registration deadline is 5 days prior to the class start date.  This course qualifies for financial assistance. The grant deadline is 10 days prior to the class start date. 

Students qualify for a free GoPass (bus pass) while taking this course.

Note: Since prerequisite documentation is required at the time of registration, online registration is not available.

Upcoming Program Events

Upcoming Class Offerings for Nurse Aide I Refresher (NUR-3242A)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
1/3 - 1/17
1/18 - 1/18
F,S 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
S 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM