Students will learn the skills and knowledge needed to earn the Virginia State Nursing Home Nurse Aide Certification. The total of hours of the Nurse Aide Program is 120 hours. Students will spend a minimum of eighty (80) hours in class room and minimum of forty (40) hours of supervised clinical experience instructor at a long term health care skill facility.

 

The program will cover the following objective:

  • Understanding healthcare settings
  • The nursing assistant and the care term
  • Lgal and ethical issues
  • Communication and cultural diversity
  • Preventing infection
  • Safety and body mechanics
  • Emergency care and disaster preparation
  • Human needs and human development
  • The healthy human body
  • Positioning, transferring, and ambulation
  • Admitting, transferring, discharging
  • The resident’s unit
  • Personal care skills
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Urinary elimination
  • Bowel elimination
  • Common chronic and acute conditions
  • Confusion, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Mental health and mental illness
  • Rehabilitation and restorative care
  • Special care skills
  • Dying, death, and hospice
  • Caring for your career and yourself