Practical Nursing III (8359)

This course provides classroom instruction and clinical training (a minimum of 400 direct client-care hours) in approved hospitals, clinics, licensed nursing homes, home-care settings, group homes, assisted living facilities, and/or schools under the direction of a nurse educator. Instruction emphasizes administration of medicines and advanced and complex client care across the life cycle. Students learn advanced anatomy, physiology, and human behavior as related to health and disease, including mental illness. Upon successful completion of the total program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).

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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. All inquiries may be sent to

Recommended prerequisite(s): N/A

Duration: 36 weeks

Suggested Grade Level: 11 or 12


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