Nurse Aide I


Please note:
The Nurse Aide curriculum requires advanced English language skills.

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What will I learn in a Nurse Aide I class? 

Nurse Aide I training includes basic nursing skills required to provide safe, competent personal care for individuals with an emphasis on:

  • Person-Centered Care
  • Aging Process
  • Communication
  • Safety/Emergencies
  • Infection Prevention
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Measurements
  • Elimination
  • Nutrition
  • Basic Restorative Care and Rehabilitation
  • Dementia
  • Mental Health
  • End-of-Life Care

The Nurse Aide I 168 contact hour class is a Workforce Continuing Education class; therefore students will not receive credit hours or be eligible for financial aid.

The class consists of theory and a clinical experience in the hospital or long-term care facility. The first 100 hours is in class lecture and lab. The last 68 hours consists of an 8 hour Written and Skills Final Exam, a mandatory 4 hour clinical prep and orientation, 48 hours of clinical rotation, and a mandatory 8 hours of mock competency.

As of summer 2017, Wake Tech's Nurse Aide Department will offer Hybrid Nurse Aide I classes. Nurse Aide I Hybrid classes have 40 hours of online instruction. Students will need to use Chrome of Firefox web browsers for the 40 hours of online instruction to access Moodle, as Internet Explorer is not supported. Students will not have access to the online component of the class until after meeting in person on the first day of class. Please refer to the details section of any Hybrid class to verify all the dates that the class will meet in person. These Hybrid classes are best for students that are confident with their computer and time management skills.

Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills and be eligible to test for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry

**You must read the Nurse Aide I Syllabus  Before Registering.

Read the Nurse Aide I Syllabus

What is a Nurse Aide’s job description and average salary?

Please regularly check your Wake Tech email or the email address you provided. This is our primary way to contact you about important updates concerning your Nurse Aide class.

For more information:  

[email protected]; 919-747-0120


Industry-recognized credential: DHSR - Division of Health Service Regulation

Complete in: 6 month or less

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