Nurse Aide I (8360/36 weeks, 280 hours) Course Description
|Duration:||36 weeks, 280 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 health care system. Students study normal growth and development, simple body structure and function, and medical terminology and are introduced to microbes and disease. They receive elementary skill training in patient-nursing assistant relationships; taking and recording of vital signs; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and bathing, feeding, dressing, and transporting of patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Limited on-the-job instruction in nursing homes and hospitals is part of the course. This course can be used as an introduction to practical nursing or to prepare the student for Nurse Aide II so that all competencies for a certified nursing assistant are met.
Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302
Commonwealth of Virginia
Regulations Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing
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. Please refer to the Teacher Resources section of this course for guidance documents pertaining to the Virginia Board of Nursing's required curriculum and skills. All inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Health Science
- Therapeutic Services
Upon completion of the course
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.