This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic health care services. This course, taught by a licensed Registered Nurse (RN), includes classroom instruction and a clinical experience to prepare individuals for the role of nurse aide. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the Virginia Nurse Aide Certification Examination. A uniform (scrub top and bottom, stethoscope, wristwatch, and name tag) will be required for clinicals. Students are expected to secure these items before beginning clinicals. Classroom instruction will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Clinical hours are completed on Saturdays from 6:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A Tuberculin Skin test must be completed prior to beginning the clinical component. Students must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Students will also be responsible for acquiring a criminal background check through the Virginia State Police and CPR certification prior to attending clinical instruction. Students also need to acquire a drug test. Clinical instruction may begin after 24 total hours of classroom instruction.
Successful completion of the course requires 100% attendance for all clinicals, 90% of classroom hours and a final grade of 80% or higher.
Students need to have a Health Care Provider CPR/First Aid Certification before Clinicals. This class is provided in the program.
*Does not include the State Board Nurse Aide examination fee
Course Prerequisites (In order to register for the Nurse Aide course individuals must present the required documentation as outlined below. This information must be presented at the time of registration.)
∗ High School Diploma or GED® Certificate (Must provide copy of diploma, GED®