Amelia-Nottoway Technical Center
Cultivating Career Ready Citizens Through Education, Empowerment, & Employment
Nurse Aide I/II
Nurse Aide I/II
Nurse Aide I, offered as an occupational preparation course beginning at the 11th-grade level, emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to the healthcare system. Students study normal growth and development, simple body structure and function, and medical terminology and are introduced to concepts of infection prevention and disease processes. They receive elementary skill training in patient-nurse aide relationships; measuring and recording of vital signs; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and general care of the patient. Limited on-the-job instruction in nursing homes and other healthcare facilities is part of the course. This course can be used to prepare the student for Nurse Aide II so that all competencies for a certified nurse aide are met and as an introduction to careers in nursing, health professions, and STEM-H professions.
Nurse Aide II Condensed is an occupational preparation course, emphasizing advanced skill training in areas such as catheter care, range of motion, bowel and bladder training, care of the dying, selected procedures for maternal and infant care, and admission and discharge procedures. Students learn diseases and body systems as related to advanced clinical care of the acute medical-surgical patient, the chronically ill, and the elderly. On-the-job instruction in a licensed nursing home is part of the course. Upon completion of the nurse aide program, the student is eligible to take the nurse aide certification exam that leads to employment as a certified nurse aide in hospitals and nursing homes.