Nurse Aide II (8362)

Nurse Aide II is an occupational preparation course emphasizing body systems and diseases as related to advanced clinical care of the acute medical-surgical patient, the chronically ill, and the elderly. Students receive skills training and hands-on clinical experiences in a healthcare setting. Work-based learning in a healthcare facility is part of the course. Students must maintain American Heart Association’s Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training during this course. This course requires students to meet the Virginia Board of Nursing required clock hours to be eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam. Additionally, this course includes the approved opiate competencies for health and medical sciences education.Some healthcare facilities that accept federal funding (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) may require criminal background checks and drug screening for students participating in a clinical experience. An updated immunization record will be required prior to the student participating in the clinical experience.

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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

Recommended prerequisite(s): N/A

Duration: 36 weeks

Suggested Grade Level: 12


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