Nurse Aide


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Nurse Aide Syllabus
Nurse Aide Pacing Guide
Nurse 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

Completed Biology with a grade of “B” or better.  Must possess 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 $60.00
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: Adrienne Ratliff,
757-766-1100 ext. 339


I entered the field of nursing in 2010 after earning an Associate’s of Nursing degree in Southwest Va. I began working as a RN in the Emergency Department of a regional hospital in Tennessee. After several year in the Emergency Department, I began working as a charge nurse in the Cardiac Cath. Lab where I was able to further my critical care knowledge and specialize in cardiac nursing. I was fortunate throughout all of my years of nursing to also be employed as a school nurse for all levels of education. For six years, I served in NNPS as a school nurse at the elementary and middle school levels. During those years I was able to continue working part-time at Riverside Regional Medical Center and had the pleasure of providing direct patient care and maintain skills important to all nurses. I earned a Bachelor’s of Nursing degree in 2016 from King University. I officially made the transition to nursing education three years ago with NNPS where I taught Health Science courses and gained approval for a Nurse Aide certification course from the Virginia Board of Nursing. This summer I earned a Master of Nursing Education degree and am honored to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with students at NHREC in the nurse aide course.


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VA State Board of Nursing (2019)