# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Practical Nursing III (8359/36 weeks, 420 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Practical Nursing III (8359/36 weeks, 420 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8359
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 420 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:12
Prerequisites:Practical Nursing I (8357/18 weeks, 280 hours) or Practical Nursing II (8358/18 weeks, 280 hours)

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).

NOTE: 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 cte@doe.virginia.gov.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Therapeutic Services

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.