# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nurse Aide I Condensed Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Nurse Aide I Condensed (8355/36 weeks, 140 hours)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Becoming Oriented to the Nurse Aide Program

  1. Describe the legal aspects of the Nurse Aide Program.
  2. Explain nurse aide certification requirements and responsibilities.

Relating to the Health Care System

  1. Identify the professional qualities of a nurse aide.
  2. Develop awareness of personality strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Demonstrate successful work attitudes and teamwork.
  4. Identify the certified nurse aide’s scope of practice. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  5. Identify health career options.
  6. Differentiate functions among nursing personnel.
  7. Identify interdisciplinary members of the healthcare team.
  8. Identify the major types and functions of health-care institutions.
  9. Identify examples of ethical nursing behavior and patients’ rights.
  10. Determine legal responsibilities of the nurse aide. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  11. Maintain care and security of the client’s/resident’s/patient’s personal possessions. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  12. Identify the rights of clients/residents/patients.
  13. Demonstrate respect for client/resident/patient rights. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  14. Promote the client’s/resident’s/patient’s rights to be free from abuse, mistreatment, and neglect. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  15. Assist in resolving grievances and disputes. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  16. Assist client/resident/patient and family groups to participate in activities. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  17. Identify appropriate activities for residents receiving long-term care.

Communicating in the Health Care Environment

  1. Demonstrate proficient communication skills. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  2. Demonstrate interpersonal skills. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  3. Explore religious, ethnic and cultural diversity. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  4. Provide religious, ethnic, and culturally sensitive care. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  5. Manage conflict with clients/residents/patients and coworkers. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)

Understanding Infection Control and Medical Asepsis

  1. Maintain the client’s/resident’s/patient’s environment. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  2. Match major pathogenic microorganisms to their related disease or infection.
  3. Describe how infections spread.
  4. List the symptoms of an infection.
  5. Explain principles of infection control. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  6. Demonstrate proper hand washing technique.
  7. Demonstrate infection control measures. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  8. Don and remove gown, mask, and gloves.
  9. Demonstrate double bagging technique.
  10. Demonstrate safety procedures in various healthcare scenarios. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  11. Clean instruments and supplies.
  12. Dispose of soiled material.

Understanding Body Systems and Disorders

  1. Define simple medical terminology.
  2. Identify anatomical structures.
  3. Identify body cavities and the organs within these cavities.
  4. Identify parts and functions of the cell.
  5. Identify tissues within the body.
  6. Identify major structures and functions of the endocrine system.
  7. Identify major disorders of the endocrine system.
  8. Identify major structures and functions of the circulatory system.
  9. Identify major disorders of the circulatory system.
  10. Identify major structures and functions of the musculoskeletal system.
  11. Identify major structures and functions of the gastrointestinal system, including the oral cavity.
  12. Identify major disorders of the gastrointestinal system.
  13. Identify major disorders of the oral cavity.
  14. Identify major structures and functions of the reproductive system.
  15. Identify major disorders of the reproductive system.
  16. Identify major structures and functions of the urinary system.
  17. Identify major disorders of the urinary system.
  18. Identify major structures and functions of the respiratory system.
  19. Identify major disorders of the respiratory system.
  20. Identify major structures and functions of the nervous system.
  21. Identify major disorders of the nervous system, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  22. Identify major structures and functions of the sensory system.
  23. Identify major parts of the eye and ear and state their functions.
  24. Identify major disorders of the eye, ear, and other sensory organs.
  25. Identify major structures and functions of the integumentary system.
  26. Identify major disorders of the integumentary system.
  27. Describe the major stages of growth and developmental abilities.
  28. Describe the effects of the normal aging process on major body systems.
  29. Identify psychosocial problems associated with the elderly.
  30. Identify needs related to death and dying. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)

Promoting Community Health and First Aid

  1. Complete the certification for either the American Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Life Support health care provider. (Meets the Virginia Board of Nursing basic emergency measures)
  2. Maintain current ARC or AHA BLS HCP certification.
  3. Perform basic emergency measures. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)

Maintaining a Safe Environment

  1. Identify proper body mechanics. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  2. Identify safety procedures related to client/resident/patient care. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
  3. Describe use of fire extinguishers.
  4. Identify Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and guidelines. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)