Nursing Aide

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Nursing Aide Syllabus
Nursing Aide Pacing Guide
Nursing Aide Flyer


  • 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)

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
Admission and discharge procedures
Legal and ethical issues
Common health problems

Biology, 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
CLASS SIZE:  20 per session
CREDENTIALS: Three elective high school credits: one verified credit (must pass Certified Nurse Aide Assessment or NOCTI Assessment). American Heart Association(AHA), Basic Life Support(BLS), AHA First Aid
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

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

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Duesberry-Woody,
757-766-1100 ext. 3391
Master’s of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nursing Education
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,  orthopaedics, school nursing and pain management

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

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VA State Board of Nursing (2019)