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Nurse Aide

Nurse Aide

        instructor: Rhonda Jones, Clinical Instructor: Amy Owens-Ratcliffe


The Nurse Aide provides direct patient care and performs various caregiving tasks always under the direct supervision of a nurse. This is a school-year length course with hours spent in classroom lecture, skills performance lab, and clinicals at a long-term care facility. Grades and attendance are an important part of this program and there are requirements for entering this very rewarding career path.

Recommended Skills to Possess: 

  • Will be in direct contact with acutely and chronically ill residents thus student must be respectful and courteous at all times.

  • MUST be able to maintain confidentiality and honesty. 

  • Substantial verbal and written communication skills.

  • Basic Medical Math: to include addition, multiplication, ratios, fractions, height/ weight, temperature measurements, food intake/ beverage intake percentages/ ratios.

  • Be able to work under pressure and under stressful situations in a medical emergency environment. 

  • Physically able to stand/ walk for long periods of time, lift up to 100 pounds and have good dexterity.



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According to Policy GBA/JFHA, the SCPS School Board is committed to maintaining an educational environment and workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. In accordance with the law, the Board prohibits discrimination and harassment against students, employees, or others on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law or based on a belief that such characteristic exists, hereinafter referred to as a protected group status, at school or any school sponsored activity. Any student or school personnel who believes he or she has been the victim of or has witnessed discrimination or harassment by a student, school personnel or a third party should report the alleged incident to one of the compliance officers or to any school personnel. The Title IX Compliance Officers to contact regarding compliance issues associated with this discrimination and harassment policy are:
Dr. David Hinegardner, Asst Superintendent of Administrative Services and Strategic Planning, (540) 459-6708, email - dahinegardner@shenandoah.k12.va.us or Ms. Linda C. Hodges, Director of Human Resources, (540) 459-6743, email - lchodges@shenandoah.k12.va.us.
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