Training Programs

2019 Class Dates:

5 Weeks (Evening Classes)

  • January 7-February 7
  • February 18-March 21
  • April 1-May 3
  • May 13-June 13
  • June 24-July 25
  • August 5-September 5
  • September 16-October 17
  • October 28-November 28
  • December 9-(January 9, 2020)

Schedule Option: Evening
(will adjust schedule for Holidays)

  • Theory/Lab Simulation
    4p-9p x 3 weeks = (60 Hours)
  • Clinical Rotation
    4p-9p x 2 weeks = (40 Hours)
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Nurse Aide Program Highlights

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate from the nurse aide program and will be eligible to take the South Carolina nurse aide exam. A certificate of completion will not be granted unless fees are paid in its entirety.

Certificate of Completion will include name of student and that the student has successfully completed a SC DHHS approved nurse aide training program. It will have the name of the program along with the completion hours.

Our nurse aide program consists of 100 hours including clinical rotation. This encompasses comprehensive training which includes basic nursing concepts training in a classroom learning theory, lab simulation activities performed in our clinical area and hands-on clinical training at a local nursing home. We offer evening classes/clinical rotation according to the following times.

New classes begin after 5 week course rotation has been completed.

New classes will be posted on website and listed during time of registration. Interested candidates may call at any time for class dates. Class dates are subject to change and students will be notified via phone regarding changes. A minimum of 3 people per class is required for class to be offered.

Cost of Tuition/Fees:

(Updated and subject to change at any time; notice posted on website and appropriate literature; will not change after current students have already signed enrollment agreement)

Cost of tuition is $850.00 which includes:
  • Name Badge (worn as a part of uniform during clinical rotation)
  • Nurse Aide book Rental (must be returned at the end of program; $90.00 to purchase new one/75.00 for used)
  • Administrative fees
  • Classroom theory/on site lab simulation/clinical rotation experience
Separate fees include:
  • State Exam Fee (currently $101.00)
  • SLED Background Check $25.00
  • CPR Certification $45.00

Students will purchase their own uniforms to include black scrubs, shoes and a second-hand watch. Nurse Aide book lost, stolen or damaged will consist of a replacement fee of 90.00 dollars for new/75.00 for used.

Nurse Aide Book: Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Approach Basics, By: Hegner, Acello and Caldwell (ISBN-13: 978-1-4283-1746-8)

Payment Options:

(does not include SLED background check, CPR and state/national exam fee) -late payments will result in a $35 additional fee. Credit Card and Debit Card payments will be charged a 2.75% fee.

Half & Half Plan:
This plan allows students to pay half tuition down at registration ($425.00) and pay the remaining balance ($425.00) by the third Monday of class.

Delay Your Pay Plan:
This plan allows students to have their name on our waiting list. The student can delay their class start date by paying $250.00 down and making 4 additional schedule payments of $150.00 until full tuition paid.

If student is currently employed by a Medicaid-certified nursing facility in South Carolina you are eligible for reimbursement of tuition after one (1) year of employment. A written offer of employment qualifies you for reimbursement.

Private funds from agencies are accepted. No financial aid is permitted. PDTS is currently supported by SC Works (WIOA funding) for those who meet WIOA qualifications, Wateree Community Actions, SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department, Palmetto Youth Connections, and DSS Pathways Scholarship Program. To find out eligibility requirements please visit their respective offices.

Refund Policy:

Full tuition refunds will be issued to students if a student withdraws in writing within 72 hours after signing the enrollment agreement. After the third day, but before classes begin, the school may retain $100. After classes begin, for the first 60 percent of the course, school may retain $100 plus a pro-rata tuition charge based on the last date attended, rounded downward to the nearest 10 percent of that period. Any time after this, a refund up to 60 percent on a prorated basis minus $100 application processing fee will be granted to the student. The school has up to 40 days to issue this refund to the student.

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