# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nurse Aide I Condensed Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Nurse Aide I Condensed (8355/36 weeks, 140 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8355
Duration:36 weeks, 140 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12

Nurse Aide I, offered as an occupational preparation course beginning at the 11th-grade level, emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to the healthcare system. Students study normal growth and development, simple body structure and function, and medical terminology and are introduced to concepts of infection prevention and disease processes. They receive elementary skill training in patient-nurse aide relationships; measuring and recording of vital signs; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and general care of the patient. Limited on-the-job instruction in nursing homes and other healthcare facilities is part of the course. This course can be used to prepare the student for Nurse Aide II so that all competencies for a certified nurse aide are met and as an introduction to careers in nursing, health professions, and STEM-H professions.

Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302

Commonwealth of Virginia Regulations
Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Therapeutic Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.