Practical Nursing III (14052-III)

Copyright: 2022

Virginia Assignment Code: 8359

Suggested Grade Level: 12

Duration: 36 weeks

Hours: 420

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: 8357 or 8358

CTSO: HOSA-Future Health Professionals

Course Description:

This course provides classroom instruction and clinical training (a minimum of 400 direct client-care hours) in approved hospitals, clinics, licensed nursing homes, home-care settings, group homes, assisted living facilities, and/or schools under the direction of a nurse educator. Instruction emphasizes administration of medicines and advanced and complex client care across the life cycle. Students learn advanced anatomy, physiology, and human behavior as related to health and disease, including mental illness. Upon successful completion of the total program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.


This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to

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