NURSE AIDE CONDENSED
Course Codes by Semester: 8355/8356
Prerequisites for 8355: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences (recommended)
Prerequisite for 8356: Nurse Aide Condensed I (8355)
Credits: One-and-a-half (1.5) 1st semester; One-and-a-half (1.5) 2nd semester
Students who are effective decision makers, want to make a difference in another person’s life, enjoy taking care of others, and work well as a team member should explore exciting training and career opportunities in nursing!
The Nurse Aide Condensed program is a one (1) year program that prepares students for state licensure by emphasizing the study of nursing occupations as related to the health care system.
Students study normal growth and development, simple body structure and function, and medical terminology. They are introduced to the study of infection, prevention and disease processes. In addition, students receive elementary training in patient/nurse aide relationships, taking and recording vital signs, CPR, bathing feeding, catheter care, range motion bowel and bladder training care for the dying and selected procedures for maternal and infant care and general care of the patient in a hospital or nursing home setting. As a component of the program, students will receive clinical training in a local licensed nursing facility.
Participation in the program prepares students to earn the Virginia Board of Nursing and the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) NOCTI industry certification.
Occupations: Certified Nurse Aide; Home Health Aide; Medical Assistant ; Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Nurse
Typical Salary in Virginia: $21,290- $41,460 depending on education level and specialization
National Average Salary: $38, 640
Employment Outlook: Employment of nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants is expected to grow by 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants will be needed in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.