Dual Enrollment Nurse Aide I

This is the first course in the Nursing pathway sequence. This is the first year of a two year occupational preparation program beginning in the 11th grade level. The curriculum emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to the health care system. Students study normal growth and development, simple body structure and function,medical terminology, common disorders and disease,ethical and legal issues, client rights, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and emergency measures, nurse aide role in long-term care, describe health care settings,and infection control. The skills required for this course are handwashing, donning and doffing gowns, mask, goggles, and gloves. Students will also be required to obtain first aid and cpr certification. In the spring, students will explore the various aspects of the nursing profession, including levels of nursing practice, educational requirements, historical implications, and the nursing roles and responsibilities. Students may take field trips to nursing homes and hospitals. This course prepares students for Nurse Aide II which includes the clinical experiences required to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP). Fees may be associated with this course.


Enrolled in Governor's Health Sciences Academy or completed Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences and meet college dual enrollment qualifications



High School Credits


School Level

High School




full year