Nurse Aide

Wake Tech's Nurse Aide I (NAI) (a.k.a. Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA) program introduces students to basic nursing skills needed in a health care setting and is approved by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

Nurse Aide program locations

Perry Health Sciences Campus
2901 Holston Lane
Allied Health Building
Raleigh, NC 27610

Public Safety Education Campus
321 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

Scott Northern Wake Campus
6600 Louisburg Road
Building E
Raleigh, NC 27616

Professional licensure

Professional Licensure

Wake Technical Community College academic programs (credit and non-credit) that are designed to lead to professional licenses are either tied to the State of North Carolina or national certifications.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services adapts college services to the specialized, individual needs of otherwise-qualified students with disabilities.

Disability Support 

For more information, email [email protected] or call 919-747-0120.

Nurse Aide Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to enroll in the college to take this class?

No, you do not have to be a Wake Technical Community College student to take a Nurse Aide class.

How do I register for a class?

You may register online for a class or you may come in to one of the Nurse Aide Offices to register in person.  Please call before coming to the campus (919-747-0120) to assure someone is available to help you.

What should I do if I cannot find proof of my immunizations?

You may have a titer (blood test) done to show proof of immunity.

What are the prerequisites to take the Nurse Aide class?

There are no prerequisites but you must be at least 16 ½ years old by the first day of class.

How much is the book for the Nurse Aide I class?

There is no book for the Nurse Aide I class.

Do I need to attend an Orientation Session for Nurse Aide?

There is no Orientation Session but you do need to thoroughly read the Nurse Aide Syllabus which may be found on our website.

What is the deadline to enroll in a Nurse Aide class?

You may enroll in a Nurse Aide class up to the census (10%) date of the class as long as there is seating available.

Do you offer summer classes?

Yes. Wake Technical Community College does offer summer Nurse Aide classes.

When is the next Nurse Aide I class and where are the classes located?

We offer classes year round and have new classes starting almost every month at the Scott Northern Wake Campus, Perry Health Science Campus and the Public Safety Education Campus. We offer day, evening, weekend and hybrid classes. Please look closely at every section as all of the schedules can be very different.

Is there financial aid available for Nurse Aide I classes?

There is no financial aid but financial assistance may be available through the Wake Tech Career Pathways & Student Resources program. Contact Stephanie Johnson, Career Coach at [email protected]. If you receive financial assistance through Career Pathways you will need to register through them.

I did not receive a confirmation email from my Nurse Aide registration. Where can I find this?

A confirmation email from your registration will be sent to your Wake Tech email. 
If you need assistance with your Wake Tech email, please contact the Help Desk at 919-866-7000.

What must be completed before my Nurse Aide class begins?

You need to register and pay the $250 tuition, go to the CastleBranch website, choose package WM83 and pay the $116 for your criminal background check, drug test and medical documentation manager. CastleBranch will tell you where to go to submit your urine sample before class begins.

When is the clinical paperwork due?

The clinical paperwork is due prior to the clinical prep and orientation date. Submit copies of your Social Security Card and other official signature bearing ID to your instructor then upload the rest of your paperwork to CastleBranch as early as possible to allow time for review and acceptance. 

Do I need to wear scrubs during the entire class?

Scrubs need to be worn only during clinical. Please dress modestly for class and lab.

I want to withdrawal or transfer to another class. How can I do this?

Review the Class Withdrawal/Transfer Policy on the Nurse Aide I Syllabus. Please email the Nurse Aide email at [email protected] and include your name, your Wake Tech ID number, the section number of your class, your home mailing address, phone number and explain what you would like to do.

I have a question about my clinical paperwork. Whom should I contact?

First, ask your instructor. If your instructor does not know the answer please email [email protected].

I am having trouble logging into Moodle. Whom should I contact?

For assistance with Moodle, email [email protected] and put the word "Help" in the subject line.