Nursing Assistant

Purpose

Provide students with theory and laboratory experience required for employment in acute care, long-term care, and assisted living healthcare institutions. Prepare students to take the Virginia Board of Nursing Certified Nurse Aide exams. Provide employers with competent, entry-level CNAs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program can:

  • Assist professional health care providers in assessing the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients.
  • Communicate and relate interpersonally with patients and co-workers.
  • Observe, chart, and report patient findings.
  • Perform safety and infection control practices at all times.
  • Competently perform all skills required by the Virginia Board of Nursing curriculum.
  • Competently care for patients of various ages, with special emphasis on geriatric, home health, and long term facilities.
  • Register to take the skills and written portion of the certification exam.

Program Requirements

Applicants must pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Applicants must submit proof of required vaccinations and health screenings.
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