Nurse Aide

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Nurse Aide 1 explores a wide variety of health careers.  Students become certified in CPR, First Aid and learn basic skills such as obtaining and recording vital signs, charting, first aid, and patient care procedures.  Emphasis is on theory in anatomy and physiology, patient communication, health care delivery systems, medical terminology, pathophysiology and clinical skills in preparation for Nurse Aide II.  This course is the ideal opportunity for students to determine if they have the aptitude necessary for success in a healthcare career.

Nurse Aide 2 students gain clinical experience at Carrington Place and The Glebe in Daleville, VA two to 3 days per week.  Other facilities students may visit, depending on availability include: day care centers, doctor and dental offices, handicapped facilities and rehabilitation offices.  Care of the pediatric, obstetric, psychiatric, geriatric, medical/surgical, home health and acutely ill patient is discussed. Upon completion of the second year students will take the State Board Examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  Students have required hours from the Board of Nursing, so attendance is very important!

Occupations: CNA, LPN, RN, Physical Therapy, Lab Tech, Paramedic, Dentist, Pharmacist

Typical salary in Virginia: $20,600-$159,000 depending on education level/certifications

Employment Outlook:  Employment in the healthcare field is always growing. By 2024, there is an expected job growth in Nursing (CNA, LPN, RN) of over 23,000 new jobs.

Certification and/or Dual-Enrollment Option:

This class has Dual Enrollment opportunity through Mountain Gateway Community College. Nurse Aide 1 students can earn up to 6 college credits and Nurse Aide 2 students can earn up to 6 college credits.

Students who complete Nurse Aide 2 successfully have the opportunity to take the State Board Examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  


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