Nurse Aide Training Programs in Virginia

Have you been trying to find high quality CNA courses in Virginia? The Southwest Virginia Community College is offering a health care technician and geriatric nurse aide program which can be completed in two full semesters of study. The twenty-seven (27) credit program gives graduates the opportunities to find employment not only as a certified nursing assistant but also as a health care technician. If you are looking for employment in hospitals or nursing homes than this CNA class will prepare you for either one of those health care environments.

Students seeking enrollment into the nurse aide classes at Southwest Virginia Community College may benefit from financial aid and scholarships which are not available at private CNA schools or nursing homes. The CNA program cost for in-state students is approximately $2,000, it includes CPR training, laboratory and other miscellaneous fees. Nursing assistant students who successfully complete the program qualify to sit for the Virginia nurse aide certification exam. The college also provides career planning and employment assistance services for nurse aide graduates, through seminars, career fairs, and personalized sessions.

Patrick County High School - Stuart
215 Cougar Lane, Stuart, VA 24171

R. J. Reynolds-Patrick County Memorial Hospital Nurse Aide Program - Stuart
18688 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart, Virginia 24171

Pittsylvania Vocational Education Center - Chatham
11700 US Highway 29, Chatham, VA 24531

Eastern Shore Community College Nurse Aide Class - Melfa
29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa, Virginia 23410

T. H. Badger Career and Technical Education Center - Accomack County Schools
26350 Lankford Hwy., Onley, VA 23418

Northampton High School Nurse Aide Course - Eastville
16041 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia 23347

Brunswick Senior High School - Lawrenceville
2171 Lawrenceville Plank Road, Lawrenceville, VA 23868

Southside Virginia Community College CNA Training Program - Alberta Campus
109 Campus Drive, Alberta, Virginia 23821

Greensville County High School 1 and 11 Nurse Aide Training - Emporia
403 Harding Street, Emporia, VA 23847

Riverside Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services CNA Course - Smithfield
1000 Old Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, Virginia 23602

Southside Virginia Community College - Emporia Campus
109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA 23821

Franklin High School Nurse Aide Course
310 Crescent Drive, Franklin, Virginia 23851

Paul D. Camp Community College Nursing Assistant Course - Franklin
100 North College Drive, Franklin, VA 23851

Southside Virginia Community College CNA Course - Amelia-Nottoway Technical Center
148 Vo-Tech Road, Jetersville, Virginia 23803

Buckingham Vocational School Nurse Aide Training Course
Route 60, Buckingham, VA 23921

Southside Virginia Community College Nurse Aide Course - Buckingham Campus
200 Daniel Road, Keysville, Virginia 23947

Southside Virginia Community College
200 Daniel Road, Keysville, VA 23947

Southside Virginia Community College CNA Program - Keysville
200 Daniel Road, Keysville, Virginia 23947

Southside Virginia Community College Nurse Assistant Program
200 Daniel Road, Keysville, VA 23947

Cumberland County High School Nurse Aide Training
P. O. Box 140, Cumberland, Virginia 23040

Trinity Mission of Farmville, L.P.Nursing Assistant Course
1575 Scott Drive, Farmville, VA 23901

Prince Edward County High School - Farmville
35 Eagle Drive, Farmville, Virginia 23901

Golden Living Center Nurse Aide Training Course - Fredericksburg
3900 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Career Training Solutions Nurse Aide Training Program - Fredericksburg
100 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406

MediCorp Health System CNA Training Program - Fredericksburg
1001 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

Genesis Healthcare - Fredericksburg
11 Dairy Lane, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22404

North Stafford High School CNA Training Course
839 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22554
This CNA course is offered only to students attending North Stafford High School.

Spotsylvania Career and Technology Center C.N.A. Class
6713 Smith Station Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553

Golden Living Center Nurse Aide Training Program - Blue Ridge
836 Glendale Road, Galax, VA 24333

CNA Programs in Virginia ( Page 4 )

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Stacey on August 20, 2009 at 02:20 AM
I worked as a CNA for 7+ years, but since the birth of my daughter 3 years ago, I haven't been employed. Also, I was certified in Georgia, and have moved to Virginia. What do I need to do to be able to work as a CNA again?

Admin on August 21, 2009 at 06:52 PM
Because you have not worked as a nursing assistant in the last two years since your last renewal, your certification in Georgia is no longer active. Since your Georgia CNA certification is no longer active, you may not apply for endorsement in Virginia. You have two options available. The first option is to retake the CNA exam in Georgia, become certified, and apply for endorsement in Virginia. Once your endorsement application is approved, you will obtain certification in Virginia without having to retake the nurse aide test in this state. The second option is to retrain and retest in Virginia. With your previous experience it should not be hard to find a free CNA program in Virginia, typically offered by nursing homes in need of additional staff. As soon as you complete the training, you may challenge the Virginia CNA exam. Passing the test will result in obtaining state certification and placement on the Virginia nurse aide registry. If you decide to pursue the first option and recertify in Georgia, you need to contact them via the Interactive Voice Response System to obtain the list of State Approved Test Sites at (678) 527-3010 (local) or (800) 414-4358. The Virginia endorsement application may be found here: Application and Instructions for CNA by Endorsement.

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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