Nurse Aide (Continuing Education)

Short Term

Durham Tech provides several pathways to becoming a Nurse Aide. Through these pathways, 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, which is required in order to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry. Evidence of negative TB test, uniform, and supplies are required. The student, at his or her 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.

Nurse Aide Pathways

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Read more information about Durham Tech Nurse Aide programs (PDF).

There is no prerequisite for TEAS test preparation, so students may register for this course online. Students who are sponsored by a third party, please submit your registration form and sponsorship letter electronically Electronic Document Submission portal. Choose the Nurse Aide Program link.

For the Medication Aide course, a textbook is required and is available at the Durham Tech bookstore.

All Nurse Aide I Summer 2024 classes are filled at this time. 
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Courses starting on July 1 or later will be open for registration on July 1. Students planning to register for courses with prerequisites should contact the program director to learn how to submit them ahead of time.

PHM-4100C Medication Aide for Skilled Nursing

This course is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified as a Medication Aide in a Skilled Nursing facility. The course will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include medication administration via the oral, topical and instillation routes, medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implications. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the state competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. Prerequisites for this course include ALL of the following: High School Diploma/Equivalency, and current Nurse Aide I Registry Listing. Contact to learn how to submit requirements and complete registration.
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
10/22 - 10/31
10/22 - 10/31
10/22 - 10/31
Main Campus
T 9:00:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM
W 9:00:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM
TH 9:00:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM

HEA-3101A TEAS Test Prep

This course prepares students to take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Materials provided include a generous packet with strategies and practice problems for each section of the TEAS (Reading Comprehension, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage). Test-taking and anxiety-reduction skills are covered. No prerequisites or placement testing is required. Email for more information.
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Suggested Paths

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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