Nurse Aide I, offered as an occupational preparation course beginning at the 11th-grade level, is regulated under the Virginia Board of Nursing. It emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to the healthcare system. Students study growth and development across the lifespan, simple body structure and function, and medical terminology. They are introduced to concepts of infection prevention and disease processes. Students receive entry-level skill training in patient-nurse aide relationships; measuring and recording of vital signs; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and general patient care. Work-based learning may be offered as part of this course. The NurseAide I course introduces students to careers in nursing, health professions, and STEM-H professions. Students must maintain American Heart Association’s Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training during this course. Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302Some healthcare facilities that accept federal funding (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) may require criminal background checks and drug screens for students participating in a clinical experience. An updated immunization record will be required prior to the student participating in the clinical experience.
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.