This is a course of theory lab and clinical designed to guide students in acquiring competency as a Nurse Aide and to prepare students for eligibility to take the Virginia Board of Nursing exam for licensure as a Nurse Aide. To be successful, students must be willing to complete extensive course work and have a sincere desire to take care of the personal physical needs of others. Both classroom/lab and clinical portions must be passed to complete the course. Second semester will include clinicals. To be able to take the State Nurse certification test, a student must successfully complete all clinical hours.