Program Overview

Nurse Aide I Continuing Education

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*This program is financial aid eligible.
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
  • COMPASS Reading placement score of 70 or better, NCDAP Reading/English score of 136, OR
  • Proof of successful completion of Durham Tech Reading 80, Reading 90, EFL073, or DRE097, OR
  • A transcript documenting successful completion of a college-level English (ENG 111 or higher) course (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

Reading placement tests are offered by the Durham Tech Testing Center. If you do NOT have a student ID number, you must complete a new student registration form, which will generate a student ID number. Take this ID number plus a photo ID with you when you take the placement test.

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

Note: Registration must be completed in person or via fax with the required documentation submitted along with the registration form.

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

The Nurse Aide I course qualifies for financial assistance. Select the course link to view registration and grant deadlines.

Nurse Aide I Traditional Course

Designed for students that are able to attend class two days per week for 16 weeks. 179.5 hours. $279.25.

Hospital-Based Hybrid Nurse Aide I

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. 179.5 hours. $279.25

Computer Requirements

Hybrid courses requires dependable access to a computer with high-speed Internet access, a current web browser such as Firefox or Chrome (Mac users should not use Safari), a current version of Java with JavaScript cookies enabled, and PowerPoint. If you don’t own PowerPoint, Microsoft now offers a PowerPoint Viewer that can be downloaded free from its website. Students also require a working email address configured properly so emails from faculty and students are not blocked as spam.

Upcoming Class Offerings for Nurse Aide I (NUR-3240A)

Class ID Dates Location Building Room Time Format
65772 2/18 - 6/24
dsn
DSN
Clinical
138
CLINICAL
M,W 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
M,W 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Classroom
65791 1/23 - 5/29
dsn
DSN
Clinical
Clinical
DSN
138
CLINICAL
CLINICAL
138
M,W 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
M,W 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
W 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
M,W 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classroom
65778 1/7 - 5/8
OC
OCSD
Clinical
105
CLINICAL
M,W 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
M,W 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Nurse Aide I Hospital Based Hybrid (NUR-3240J)

Class ID Dates Location Building Room Time Format
65934 1/29 - 5/30
dsn
DSN
Clinical
DSN
Online
138
CLINICAL
138
ONLINE
T,TH 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
T,TH 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
T,TH 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
M,T,W,TH,F,S,SU 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Hybrid

“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