Nurse Aide Training Programs in Virginia

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in the healthcare field? One of the quickest and less expensive ways to get started in the health industry is by completing a certified nursing assistant training program. Some people are more inclined to choose a career path when they know there are future opportunities for professional and individual growth in their chosen field. Only a few states offer a career ladder for those interested in becoming certified nursing assistants. Virginia State Board of Nursing, which oversees nurse aide training classes and the practice of certified nurse assistants, has designed an advanced CNA training program for the nurse aide interested in improving her career.

Individuals interested in earning the credentials associated with the title of Advanced Certified Nurse Aide must meet certain qualification criteria. To enroll in an advanced CNA class you must have been certified as a nurse aide for the last three years, hold an active certification as a CNA in Virginia, and be recommended for the advanced CNA course by a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse who has been your supervisor. Once all the criteria have been met, you are eligible to enroll in an advanced CNA training program in Virginia. Before you decide on a particular training class offered by a vocational or technical institution, private school, or nursing facility, you should inform yourself about the requirements, educational cost, and program length associated with each facility.

Chambers Training Academy - Fredericksburg
11909 Main Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Phone: (540) 940-2906
The nurse aide program at Chambers Training Academy is a six week program for day classes and nine week program for evening classes.

Professional Career Institute - Richmond
9200 Arboretum Parkway, Suite 110, Richmond, VA 23236
Phone: (804) 327-9740
Professional Career Institute also offers Medication Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Personal Care Aide and LPN Refresher courses.

Health Service and Education Nurse Aide Program - Hampton
1048 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Clinicals Location:
Newport News Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
12997 Nettles Drive, Newport News, VA 23602
Phone: (757) 869-5604

American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training - Alexandria
123 North Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 299-2506 or (703) 299-2527

American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program - Richmond
420 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 343-2793

Salvation Academy CNA Training Program - Alexandria
5520 Cherokee Avenue, Suite 220, Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: (571) 405-6465 or (703) 763-1115

Gee's Career Training Institute CNA Program - Woodbridge
1822 Featherstone Road, Woodbridge, Virginia 22191
Phone: (703) 910-7239

Care Plus Nursing Services and Training Center, L.L.C. - Woodbridge
4326 Dale Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA 22193

Northern Virginia Community College Nursing Assistant Course - Woodbridge
15200 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191

NHC Healthcare of Bristol
245 North Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201

Russell County Career and Technology Center CNA Course - Lebanon
Career Tech Road, Lebanon, VA 24266

Blue Ridge Job Corps Center - Marion
245 West Main Street, Marion, Virginia 24354

Smyth Career and Technology Center CNA Program - Marion
147 Fox Valley Road, Marion, VA 24354

Southwest Virginia Community College - Richlands
P.O. Box SVCC, Richlands, Virginia 24641

Virginia Highlands Community College - Abingdon
P.O. Box 828, Abingdon, VA 24212

William N. Neff Vocational Center I and II C.N.A. Class - Abingdon
255 Stanley Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210

Cedars The Nursing Assistant Training - Charlottesville
1242 Cedars Court, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center Nurse Aide Training
1000 East Rio Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Piedmont Virginia Community College CNA Training Program - Charlottesville
501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Piedmont Virginia Community College - Fluvanna County High School Program
501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Trinity Mission of Charlottesville CNA Class
1150 Northwest Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center CNA Training Course - Fishersville
83 Crossroads Lane, Fishersville, Virginia 22939

Valley Vocational Technical Center Nurse Aide Program - Fishersville
49 Hornet Road, Fishersville, VA 22939

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Training Department CNA Course - Fishersville
P.O. Box 1500, Fishersville, Virginia 22939

Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center
602 Madison Road, Culpeper, VA 22701

Louisa County High School Nurse Aide Course - Mineral
P.O. Box 328, Mineral, Virginia 23117

Nelson County High School Nurse Aide Training Course - Lovingston
6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Lovingston, VA 22949

Greene County Technical Education Center Nurse Assistant Program - Stanardsville
10415 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville, Virginia 22973

CNA Classes in Virginia ( Page 2 )

Gee's Career Training Institute Certified Nursing Assistant Program is a 150 hour highly intense program with 30 hours of in-school hands-on skilled labs and 150 hours of state approved curriculum that should fully prepare you for the State Board Exam. Gee's Career Training Institute also provides 40 hours of clinical work and at no additional cost, their students also receive books, scrubs, Basic Life Support and CPR training.

Gee's Career Training Institute is a Medicaid approved facility for Home Health Aide and is licensed by the State of Virginia for Practical Nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant training. Their classes are small to ensure personalized service and attention. The school requires a $600 deposit, and a high school diploma or GED as well as a form of identification and Social Security card (originals only). The school is located at 1822 Featherstone Rd. in Woodbridge, Virginia 22191. Classes are now forming and financing and discounts for referrals are available. For more information call Gee's Career Training Institute at 703-910-7239.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Name: Jessica J. Date posted: September 02, 2013 - 02:28 AM
Message: I have been told that some states have certain amounts of money set aside (like a grant) to offer as financial assistance to certain individuals. Do you know if this is true and how to go about finding the information for it? Thank you!!

Name: Edna S. Date posted: September 03, 2013 - 09:14 AM
Message: States do have grant programs for nursing assistant students in need of financial aid, but it is difficult to find these programs by yourself. The best advice I can give you is to stop by a local community college and speak with a financial aid counselor. These are usually trained professionals who know about your state's specific assistance programs, and who can help you apply for any available grant opportunities.

Tenesha on September 21, 2014 at 03:14 PM
How do I sign up for CNA training? I am having trouble finding the shortest training program in my area. Can you help me?

Admin on September 22, 2014 at 04:16 PM
To sign up for a certified nursing assistant program, you must contact the school and request an enrollment application. Some schools provide applications online, but others do not. You might have to visit the facility to pick up an application. A deposit is usually required to reserve your seat in the class. You must contact each program yourself to ask about the length and cost of their classes and decide which one is best for you. I could help you locate several CNA training classes in your area. Please provide me with state and county information if you need help locating nursing assistant courses close to where you live.

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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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