# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Practical Nursing I Task 2134396584

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the role of the practical nursing student.


Description should include
  • mission/philosophy of the practical nursing program
  • school/classroom policies and procedures
  • requirements of the standards set forth by the Board of Nursing
  • elements of effective learning environments
  • methods and styles of learning and time management. 
See also “Resources, Facilities, Publications, and Services” (Virginia Administrative Code): http://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title18/agency90/chapter20/section110/

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the rules, policies, and procedures regarding the nursing program at school and in the classroom?
  • In what ways do classroom demeanor; reading and memory-enhancing techniques; studying, note-taking, test-taking, and time-management skills contribute to academic success?
  • In what ways do the mission, philosophy, and objectives of the practical nursing program influence the nursing curriculum?
  • What is the student's responsibility regarding learning through lectures, multimedia, CAI instruction, and reading assignments?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).


The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.