Intro to Nursing 1 & 2

Intro to Nursing 1 & 2

Course Instructors

Directions

Plum Center for Lifelong Learning (although this course is supported by Falls Church Academy, it is housed at an off-site FCPS location)

6815 Edsall Rd Springfield, VA 22151

Course Description

This is a two part, full-year course. Students must register for both Introduction to Nursing 1 & 2 for the complete course.

Level 1 - Fall Semester:

Level 1 is the first part of this two part course and emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to the healthcare system. Students study normal growth and development, simple body structure and function, medical terminology and are introduced to concepts of infection prevention and disease processes. Advanced on-the-job clinical experience in a healthcare facility may be available as a part of the course. Successful completion of the program may lead to employment in physicians' offices or clinics. Students must purchase liability insurance and meet current health agency requirements to participate in clinical experiences.

Level 2 - Spring Semester:

Level 2 course content progresses from Nurse Aide 1 and emphasizes advanced skill training and admission and discharge procedures. Students build on knowledge of diseases and body systems as related to advanced clinical care of the acute medical-surgical patient, the chronically ill, and the elderly. Advanced on-the-job clinical experience in a healthcare facility may be available as a part of the course. Students must purchase uniforms and liability insurance and meet current health agency requirements to participate in clinical experiences. Students successfully completing an optional clinical rotation may be eligible to sit for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam. Successful completion of the program may lead to employment in assisted living facilities, physicians' offices or clinics. Students must purchase liability insurance and meet current health agency requirements to participate in clinical experiences.

Industry certification may be available as part of this course. This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.