Nurse Aide Syllabus

Syllabus for Nurse Aide I

                          Course:                         Nurse Aide I    

                          Instructor:                   Nora Atkins, RN PTA

                           School Email:           [email protected]

                          Office Hours:             By appointment M-F 3-3:30pm

                          Office Location:         Gibboney Hall, room 6003

Dual Enrollment through Virginia Western Community College offered at ROTEC on PH campus

Course Description

Nurse Aide I, offered as an occupational preparation course beginning at the 11th-grade level, is regulated under the Virginia Board of Nursing. It emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to the healthcare system. Students study growth and development across the lifespan, simple body structure and function, and medical terminology. They are introduced to concepts of infection prevention and disease processes. Students receive entry-level skill training in patient-nurse aide relationships; measuring and recording of vital signs; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and general patient care. Work-based learning may be offered as part of this course. The Nurse Aide I course introduces students to careers in nursing, health professions, and STEM-H professions. Students must maintain American Heart Association's Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training during this course. Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302


Please review course requirements per the Department of Education and Board of nursing. These are what builds the courses you take and create the competencies you must demonstrate in order to successfully pass each course.

Nurse Aide I 8355 8360.pdf (

Virginia Board of Nursing - Nurse Aide Education Programs


Course Requirements

The following materials are required for successful participation in the course: