Nurse Aide

Wake Tech's Nurse Aide, also known as Certified Nursing Assistant, programs introduce students to basic nursing skills needed in a health care setting and are approved by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation.

Course details and registration information

Nurse Aide INAS-3240A34 available classes
This course prepares graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis is on the aging process, including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly; patient's rights; nutrition management; elimination proced...
Nurse Aide I RefresherNAS-3242A32 available classes
This course is designed to provide a review of the Nurse Aide l core content to prepare individuals who have been or are currently listed on a Nurse Aide l Registry, have successfully completed a state-approved training program, hold a state-recognized health care credential...
Nurse Aide llNAS-3241A31 available classes
This course prepares students to perform more complex skills for patients or residents, regardless of setting. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes classes, laboratory sessions, and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the...
Direct Care AideNUR-3216A3
Direct Care Workers play a vital role in health and long-term care systems by improving the quality of life for the people they assist and support. This course is designed to prepare the student to render assistance to aged persons and their families who need support with pe...
Personal Care AideHRD-3001BY2
Personal Care Aide is a uniform pre-nurse aide training program developed to cover essential soft-skills, basic home management and personal care skills. Students will be trained to understand the skills necessary for home management and personal care tasks and be able to...
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Program locations

Nurse Aide courses are in-person classes. Some courses have an online component, but attendance on campus is still required.

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

Open lab schedule

The open lab, at Scott Northern Wake Campus (Building E, Room 135), is available only for Wake Tech Nurse Aide students. Bring your Wake Tech ID for verification.

Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

An instructor is typically available during this time. If an instructor is not here, you may self-practice.

Monday - Thursday
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The lab is open at this time only if an instructor is present. Call 919-747-0120 to verify instructor availability.

Financial assistance available

Don't have enough money to pay for a course? Right now, Wake Tech's Propel program offers scholarships that cover the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific supplies and credentialing exams.

NOTE: Scholarship applications are currently closed and will reopen July 1.

Wake Tech also has scholarships tied to the Nurse Aide program, as well as information about available jobs at area health care facilities.


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

Professional licensure

Wake Tech academic programs (credit and non-credit) that are designed to lead to professional licenses are tied to North Carolina or national certifications. If you intend to pursue professional licenses outside North Carolina once you have completed your academic program at Wake Tech, please refer to the Professional Licensure section of the college's distance education authorization page for additional information.

Frequently asked questions

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

No, you do not have to be a Wake Tech 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 919-747-0120 before coming to the campus to ensure someone is available to help you.

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

You may have a 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 16½ 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 can 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 10% point of the class, as long as there is seating available.

Do you offer summer classes?

Yes, Wake Tech offers Nurse Aide classes during the Summer term.

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 Public Safety Education Campus. We offer day, evening, weekend and hybrid classes. Please look closely at every section, as 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 Propel program. Email [email protected] for more information.

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, call 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 $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. Email [email protected] and include your name, your Wake Tech ID number, the section number of your class, your home mailing address and 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, 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.