Nursing Assistant

NA_CPRNURSE AID I & II #8360/#8362

ABOUT:

  • One-year program that prepares students for employment as a Nurse’s Aide/Home Health Aide, and/or for entry into a practical nursing program as well as other health occupations
  • Students receive clinical training in a health care facility
  • Students that successfully complete the program and meet the standards established by the State Board of Nursing and New Horizons are eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide in Virginia
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a job growth of 17% from 2014-2024 (much faster than average)

STUDENTS STUDY:IMG_0473
Medical terminology
Normal growth and development
Taking and recording vital signs
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Bathing, feeding, dressing, and transporting patients in hospitals and nursing homes
Catheter Care
Range of motion
Bowel and bladder training
Care of the dying
Maternal and infant care
Nutrition
Admission and discharge procedures
Legal and ethical issues
Communication
Common health problems

PREREQUISITES:
Good academic standing, attendance, and behavior.
Per the VA State Board of Nursing, students must not have a mental, physical, or chemical dependency condition which could interfere with their current ability to practice as a nurse aide
CAMPUS LOCATION: Butler Farm, Hampton
SESSIONS: A.M and P.M
CLASS SIZE:  20 per session
CREDENTIALS: Three elective high school credits: one verified credit (must pass Certified Nurse Aide Assessment or NOCTI Assessment)
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
CLASS FEES:

Program Fees:
Pin $10.00
CPR/BLS $50.00
Criminal Backgroud Check $20.00
Workbook $45.00
Medical Kit $35.00
Activity Fee $17.00
**Uniform & TB test must be purchased separately**

CAREER OPPORTUNITY:INSTUCTOR: Michelle Duesberry-Woody, michelle.duesberrywoody@nhrec.org
757-766-1100 ext. 3391
BIO:
AAS in nursing from Thomas Nelson Community College
BSN from Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Worked in a variety of settings as a registered nurse
Experienced in surgical nursing, neurology, oncology, and pain management.

NA 1
Home Health Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant
Personal Care Assistant
Orderly Resident Care Aide
Average Salary: $28,452

BUSINESS PARTNERS:
Sentara Nursing and Rehab Center

RESOURCES:
VA State Board of Nursing
Salary.com (2015)