Therapeutic Diagnostic Services Nurse Aide

Program Type
Certificate, Diploma
Grant, Scholarship


The Therapeutic Diagnostic Services Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.

Topics include growth and development, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household environment and equipment management, family resources and services, and employment skills.

Upon completion, the student may be eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I and other selected Nurse Aide registries as determined by the local program of study.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to be listed on the Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide registry as a Nursing Assistant I and the N.C. Board of Nursing Nurse Aide II registry as a Nursing Assistant II.

Employment opportunities include home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctor’s offices.

Program Options


43 credit hours


12 credit hours


Nurse Aide I is approved by the NC Division of Health Service Regulation. Nurse Aide II is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON):

North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON)
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 782-3211

Help Paying for School

Students enrolling in for-credit curriculum courses can apply for multiple forms of financial assistance to help pay for school including Federal Student Aid and SCC Foundation Scholarships.

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