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Nurse Aide I (Grades 11-12) Semester 1 DUAL ENROLLED 8360C,

1.5 Credits Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This is an occupational preparation course at the 11th and 12th grade level. It 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 training in patient-nurse’s assistant relationships; taking and recording vital signs; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and bathing, feeding, dressing, and transporting of patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Extensive on-the-job instruction in nursing homes and hospitals is part of the course. Expectation and Assessment: This course is used to complete all competencies for an examination for Certified Nursing Assistant. It is taken along with Nurse Assistant II as a year-long course. Upon initial acceptance, the student must obtain specific immunizations, medical clearance, CPR certification, and criminal background checks. The Virginia Board of Nursing requires a social security number to take the licensing exam.

Nurse Aide II  8362 (Grades 11 & 12)

1.5 credits

NOTE: This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency.

 

Nurse Aide II is an occupational preparation course, emphasizing advanced skill training in areas such as catheter care, range of motion, bowel and bladder training, care of the dying, selected procedures for maternal and infant care, and admission and discharge procedures. Students learn diseases and body systems as related to advanced clinical care of the acute medical-surgical patient, the chronically ill, and the elderly. On-the-job instruction in a licensed nursing home is part of the course. Upon completion of the nurse aide program, the student is eligible to take the nurse aide certification exam that leads to employment as a certified nurse aide in hospitals and nursing homes.

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