# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Practical Nursing I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Practical Nursing I (8357/18 weeks, 280 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8357
Co-op:Available
Duration:18 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:None

In the first semester of Practical Nursing, students will learn the fundamentals of nursing that include communication, human anatomy, body function, and nutrition, as related to patients/clients across the life cycle.


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

NOTE: This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to cte@doe.virginia.gov.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Therapeutic Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

Certifications

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.