Register today to be added to the interest list and receive updates for the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Program. Please note this does not guarantee a seat in the program.
The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program combines instruction and hands-on training to prepare the student to enter the workforce at a much faster pace. This program is designed to prepare students for entry level practice in the health care field in the area of patient care in a variety of health service facilities. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the Virginia State Board of Nursing certification test for Nurse Aides (NNAAP).
- Certified Nurse Aide Training
- Certified Nurse Aide Clinical
- CPR Training / Certification
- Job Readiness
Click on Certificate Programs to view upcoming course schedules and course descriptions.
Program Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate skillful delivery of patient care at the nurse aide level of preparation.
Prerequisite: While a high school diploma or GED is not required for this program, students must take the English Virginia Placement Test and score on ENF level 2.
Curriculum Requirements: Students must obtain a TB skin test and undergo and pass a mandatory drug screening and criminal background check to be eligible for clinical learning experiences. Transportation is required to clinical agencies.
Potential Certifications: Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to apply for the Virginia Board of Nursing Certification Exam for Certified Nurse Aide. Students will receive American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification upon successful completion of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training.
Tuition: $2,076 Full Price; $692 FastForward WCG Price
FastForward Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) pays 2/3 of the cost of tuition: You pay 1/3 of tuition upon enrollment; the Commonwealth of Virginia pays 1/3 upon successful completion of the class; the final 1/3 is paid by the Commonwealth of Virginia when you earn the credential.
In addition to receiving grant funding, you may qualify for other funding assistance programs to receive additional tuition assistance.
Supplies and Fees: Tuition does include cost of the following program-required supplies and fees: textbook and workbook, nursing uniform and shoes, clinical kit with stethoscope, medical supplies, Nurse Aide State Board exam fee, TB skin test fee, as well as a $50 credential attainment incentive.
Financial Requirements: Tuition does not include the cost of clinical site required background check and drug screen.
Employment Objective: Students who successfully complete the appropriate courses may be eligible for employment in hospitals, skilled/residential nursing facilities, home care, physician offices, or other health related facilities.