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Details of Nursing Assistant Courses in Virginia

Creation of a Certified Nurse Aide career in Virginia starts with pursuing a CNA course, after which excelling in Virginia state certification exam is required to acquire a CNA license in Virginia. Several community colleges, nursing schools, vocational/technical colleges, and independent facilities in Virginia offer such courses, affiliated by Virginia Board of Nursing. This course includes at least 120 hours of training, including classroom training and clinical exercises. Following topics are covered during the course of this training program:

  • Patient care
  • Daily living activities, hygiene, and nutrition
  • Restorative care
  • Checking vital signs
  • CPR training
  • Safety and emergency measures
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Maintaining and updating records

Prerequisites for CNA Courses

  • Clean criminal record
  • Passing medical and drug examination

Required Skills

  • Good mannerism
  • Excellent interaction skills
  • Teamwork
  • Consistency

Authorized CNA Courses in Virginia

Name of School Address Contact No Fax No Official Website
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) 1000 Dabney Drive, Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422 (540) 863-2800 (540) 863-2915 http://www.dslcc.edu
Danville Community College (DCC) 1008 South Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 (434) 797-2222 (434) 797-8541 http://www.dcc.vccs.edu
Eastern Shore Community College 29300 Lankford Highway,Melfa, VA 23410 (757) 789-1789 (757) 789-1737 http://es.vccs.edu
Germanna Community College (Locust Grove Campus) 2130 Germanna Highway,Locust Grove, VA22508 (540) 891-3000 (540) 727-3207 http://www.germanna.edu
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College PO BOX 85622 Richmond, Virginia, USA 23285-5622 (804) 371-3000

http://www.reynolds.edu
John Tyler Community College 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway,Chester, VA 23831-5316 (804) 796-4000,(800) 552-3490,(804) 796-4197 TDD

http://jtcc.edu
New River Community College 5251 College Drive, Dublin, VA 24084 (540) 674-3600 (540) 674-3642 http://www.nr.edu
Northern Virginia Community College- Loudoun Campus 21200 Campus Drive,Sterling, VA 20164-8699 (703)-323-3000 , (877)-408-2028

http://www.nvcc.edu
Northern Virginia Community College-  Springfield 6699 Springfield Center DriveSpringfield, VA 22150-1913 (703) 323-3000

http://www.nvcc.edu
Patrick Henry Community College 645 Patriot AvenueMartinsville, Virginia 24112 (276) 638-8777

http://www.ph.vccs.edu
Paul D. Camp Community College – Franklin Program 100 North College Drive,Franklin, VA 23851 (757) 569-6700

http://www.pdc.edu
Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 977-3900

http://www.pvcc.edu
Thomas Nelson Community College 4601 Opportunity Way,Williamsburg, VA 23188 (757) 253-4300

http://tncc.edu
Tidewater Community College (TCC) 121 College Place, Norfolk, VA 23510-1938 (757) 822-1122, (800)-371-0898

www.tcc.edu
Virginia Highlands Community College 100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 739-2400 (276) 739-2590 http://www.vhcc.edu
Virginia Western Community College PO Box 14007,Roanoke, VA 24038 (540) 857-VWCC

http://www.virginiawestern.edu
Wytheville Community College 1000 East Main Street,Wytheville, Virginia 24382 (276) 223-4700

http://www.wcc.vccs.edu
Dogwood Village of Orange County 120 Dogwood Lane, Orange, VA 22960-1096 (540) 672-2611

http://www.dogwoodvillageocva.org
Envoy of Staunton 512 Houston Street, Staunton, VA  24401 (540) 886-2335

http://www.consulatehealthcare.com
Genesis Healthcare – Woodmont 11 Dairy Lane,Fredericksburg, VA 22404 (540) 371-9414

http://www.genesishcc.com
Golden Living Center 1725 Main Street,Clifton Forge, VA 24422 (540) 862-5791

http://www.goldenlivingcenters.com
Heritage Hall Health Care – Big Stone Gap 5310 Valleypark Drive Suite 100,Roanoke, VA 24019 (540) 774-4263 (540) 774-0780 http://www.heritage-hall.org
INOVA Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 235 Old Waterford Road Northwest,Leesburg, VA  20176 (703) 771-2841

http://www.inova.org
Kissito Healthcare 5228 Valleypointe ParkwayBuilding B Suite 1,Roanoke, VA 24019 (540) 265-0322 (540) 265-0305 http://www.kissito.org
Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center 100 Emancipation Drive,Hampton, VA 23667 (757) 722-9961

http://www.hampton.va.gov
Warren Memorial Hospital 1000 North Shenandoah Avenue,Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 636-0300

http://www.valleyhealthlink.com
Abbott Education Center, Inc. 5441 Virginia Beach Boulevard Suite 107, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 497-1180 (757) 497-1755 http://abbotteducationcenter.com
Alpha Medical Academy 538 West 35th Street, Norfolk, VA 23508, USA (757) 395-4155

http://www.alphamedicalacademy.com
America School of Nursing & Allied Health 14914 Jefferson Davis Highway,Woodbridge Virginia 22191 (703) 490-8402

http://www.asnahlearning.com
Asher Comprehensive Program Program 305 Plazaview Road, Richmond, VA 23224 (804) 233-9494 (804) 233-9467 http://www.ashercomptrain.org
Astar Education Institute 7864 Donegan Drive,Manassas, VA 20109 (703) 368-6838 (703) 368-6837 http://astarinstitute.org
Blue Ridge Job Corps Center 245 West Main Street,Marion, VA 24354 (276) 783-7221 (276) 783-1751 http://blueridge.jobcorps.gov
Career Program Solutions 10304 Spotsylvania AvenueSuite 400,Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 373-2200 (540) 373-4465 http://www.careerprogramsolutions.edu
Classic Nurses Academy 85 South Bragg Street, Suite #103, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 (703) 658-9575

http://virginianursingaide.com
Columbia College, Inc 8300 Merrifield Avenue, Fairfax, Virginia – 22031 (703) 306-0508

http://ccdc.edu
Companion Extraordinaire Nursing Network, Inc P. O. Box 734, 112 England StreetAshland, VA 23005 (804) 752-2205 (804) 752-3403 http://cenninc.com
Dailey’s Health Care, Inc. 200 Dunbarton Drive Suite G, Chesapeake, Virginia 23325 (757) 523-5207 (757) 523-0752 http://daileyshealthcareinc.com
Daja Institute, LLC 10400 Eaton Place, Suite 201,Fairfax, Virginia 22030 (703) 383-1600 (866) 292-7732 http://www.dajainstitute.com
Divinely Inspired Nursing Instruction 400 West Gordon Avenue Suite APO Box 187,Gordonsville, VA 22942 (540) 832-5050 (540) 832-0001 http://www.divinelyinspirednursinginstruction.co
Excel Health Institute, LLC 8647 Mathis Avenue Suite 202,Manassas, VA 20110 (571) 222-6600 (571) 222-6601 http://excelhealthinstitute.com
Family 1st of Virginia Healthcare & Safety Program Center 2317 Westwood Avenue Suite 201-B, Richmond VA 23230 (804) 359-9378

https://www.family1stofva.com
Fast Track Health Care Education 3201 Brandon Avenue Southwest Suite 8,Roanoke, Virginia 24018 (540) 981-9111 (540) 981-9048 http://www.fasttrackhc.com
First Nursing Care Academy, LLC 8811 Sudley Road, Suite 101Manassas, Virginia 20110 (703) 722 -8900 (703) 722 -8901 http://firstnursingacademy.com
Hartland Institute of Health and Education 444 Hartland Oak Drive, Rapidan, VA 22733 (540) 672-3100

http://www.hartland.edu
HealthCare Services 101, LLC 125 Tynes Street, Suffolk, VA 23434 (757) 809-3588

http://www.healthcareservices101.com
Medical Learning Center 1840 Wilson Boulevard Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 527-0055

http://www.medicallearningcenterva.com
Medical Solutions Academy 306 Poplar Street Danville, VA 24541  (434) 836-8393 (434) 836-8394 http://www.medicalsolutionsacademy.com
Roses Home Healthcare, LLC 13512 Minnieville RoadSuite 220,Woodbridge, VA 22192 (703) 590-4750 (703) 590-4753 http://www.roseshhc.com
Salvation Academy 4613 Pinecrest Office Park Drive, Alexandria, VA 22312 (866) 261-1014,(703) 763-1115, (571) 217-8394 (703) 226-3328 http://www.salvationacademy.org
Solid Select Staffing & Healthcare Services, LLC 4901 Fitzhugh AvenueSuite 202,Richmond, VA 23230 (804) 359-2150 (804) 359-2327 http://www.solidselecthealth.com
Standard Health Care and Program Services, Inc. 1073 West Broad Street Suite 201,Falls Church, VA 22046-4612 (703) 891-1787, (866) 627-5507 (703) 891-1789 http://www.standardcollege.edu
Tidewater Medical Program 2017 Cunningham Drive, Suite 103Hampton, VA 23666 (757) 320-1780

http://www.tidewatermedicalprogram.com
Tree of Life Ministries 2812 Greenview Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 237-1572

http://tolm.net
Ultimate Health Schools 7839 Ashton Avenue,Manassas, VA 20109 (571) 379-7045,(703) 933-9430 (571) 208-0513 http://www.ultimatehealthschool.com
Virginia School for Nurse Aides and Health Education 3310 West Clay Street Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23230 (804) 353-1747

http://www.virginiaschoolfornurseaides.com
Amelia-Nottoway Vocational Center, Adult Education Program 148 Votech Road Jetersville, VA 23083 (434) 645-7854

http://antc-pas.com
Amherst County High School 139 Lancer LaneAmherst, VA 24521 (434) 946-2898

http://achs.amherst.k12.va.us
Appomattox County High School 198 Evergreen Venue, Appomattox, VA-24522 (434) 352-7146 (434) 352-0822 http://acpssharepoint.appomattox.k12.va.us
Arlington Public Schools 1426 North Quincy Street,Arlington, VA 22207 (703) 228-6000

http://www.arlington.k12.va.us
Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center 1000 East Rio Road Charlottesville, VA 22901 (434) 973-4461 (434) 973-4876 http://www.catec.org
Clarke County High School 627 Mosby Boulevard, Berryville, Virginia 22611 (540) 955-6130 (540) 955-6139 http://cchs.clarke.k12.va.us
Fauquier High School 705 Waterloo RoadWarrenton, VA 20186 (540) 422-7300 (540) 422-7325 http://www.fcps1.org
Floyd County High School 140 Harris Hart Road Northeast,Floyd, VA 24091  (540)745-9400 (540) 745-9496 http://www.floyd.k12.va.us
Fluvanna County High School 1918 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Palmyra, Virginia – 22963 (434) 589-3666 (434) 591-2075 http://www.fluco.org
Franklin County High School 700 Tanyard Road,Rocky Mount, VA 24151 (540) 483-0221 (540) 483-5149 http://fchs.frco.k12.va.us
Giles County Technology School 1827 Wenonah Avenue,Pearisburg VA 24134 (540) 921-1166 (540) 921-3906 http://gctc.gilesk12.org
Halifax County/South Boston Public Schools I 1030 Mary Bethune Street P.O.Box 1849, Halifax, VA 24558 (434) 476-2171 (434) 476-1858 http://www.halifax.k12.va.us
Henrico County Public Schools PO Box 23120, Henrico, Virginia 23223 (804) 652-3600

http://www.henrico.k12.va.us
Louisa County High School 757 Davis HighwayMineral, VA 23117 (540) 894-5436 (540) 894-5089 http://lchs.lcps.k12.va.us
Massanutten Technical Center 325 Pleasant Valley Road,Harrisonburg, VA (540) 434-5961, (540) 434-5962

http://www.mtcva.com
Nelson County High School 84 Courthouse Square   P.O. Box 276,  Lovingston, VA 22949 (434) 260-7646

www.nelson.k12.va.us
North Stafford High School  839 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22554 (540) 658-6150  (540) 658-6158 http://stafford.northhigh.schoolfusion.us
Northern Neck Regional Vocational Center 13946 History Land Highway,Warsaw, VA 22572 (804) 333-4940 (804) 333-0538 http://www.northernnecktech.org
Patrick County High School 104 Rucker Street, PO Box 346, Stuart VA 24171 (276) 694-3163 (276) 694-3170 http://www.patrick.k12.va.us
Petersburg Public Schools 255 South Boulevard E., Petersburg, VA 23805 (804) 732-0510

http://www.petersburg.k12.va.us
Pittsylvania Public Schools P.O. Box 232, 39 Bank Street, Southeast,Chatham, Virginia 24531 (434) 432-2761, (888) 440-6520 (434) 432-9560 http://www.pcs.k12.va.us
Portsmouth Public Schools 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 393-8751 (757) 393-5236 http://pps.k12.va.us
Powhatan High School 2320 Skaggs RoadPowhatan, VA  23139 (804) 598-5700

http://www.powhatan.k12.va.us
Prince Edward County Public Schools 35, Eagle Drive, Farmville, VA-23901 (434) 315-2100 (434) 392-1911 http://www.pecps.k12.va.us
Pulaski County High School 202 North Washington Avenue, Pulaski, VA 24031 (540)- 994- 2550

http://www.pcva.us
Richmond Public Schools 301 North Ninth Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (804) 780-7710

http://web.richmond.k12.va.us
Russell County Career & Technology Center 304 Career Tech Drive P.O. Box 849, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-6550 (276) 889-4470 http://rcctc.russell.k12.va.us
Smyth Career and Technology Center 147 Fox Valley Road,Marion, VA 24354 (276) 646-8117

http://www.scsb.org
T. C. Williams High School 3330 King StreetAlexandria, Virginia 22302 (703) 824-6800 (703) 824-6826 http://www.acps.k12.va.us
William Neff Vocational Center 255 Stanley Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 739-3100 (276) 623-4126 http://neff.wcs.k12.va.us
Wise County Career and Technical Center P.O. Box 1218621 Lake StreetWise, VA 24293 (276) 328-6113 (276) 328-4443 http://www.wise.k12.va.us
Wythe County Technology Center 1505 West Spiller Street,Wytheville, VA 24382 (276) 228-5481 (276) 228-8254 http://wctc.wythe.k12.va.us
Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center 1000 East Rio Road Charlottesville, VA 22901 (434) 973-4461 (434) 973- 4876 http://www.catec.org

Procedure for Applying for State Certification Exam

The day, on which you complete a state-approved training program, you become eligible to sit for Virginia state certification exam (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam). You can apply for this exam thrice within the specified time (2-year validity period). This exam is split into two parts: written/oral test and clinical skills evaluation test. In written test, maximum of two hours is provided to complete 70 multiple choice questions. These questions are based on nursing concepts (theory). Undertaking this test in oral format requires you to specify it in the examination application form. Oral test comprises two parts: first part consists of 60 multiple choice questions and the second one consists of 10 multiple choice questions (meant to judge the ability to recognize commonly used English nurse aide words). Earphones are provided, through which candidates listen to the questions (recorded in the cassette) and accordingly answer them. Either questions are repeated twice or thrice during this test. You must pass in both these tests to eventually pass in this exam. Ensuring this condition will endow you with a CNA license in Virginia, giving you the authority to work as a Certified Nurse Aide in any health care sector in that state. Failing in this exam either in written or in skills section will need you to retake that section only. Your future will affect badly if you fail in this exam in your third try, as this will necessitate you to complete a course and certification exam in Virginia all over again.

Renewal of a CNA license is needed before it expires. This must be done after every 2 years. For this, you must have worked for some hours as a CNA, executing nursing activities in any licensed facility over that period in Virginia. Doing this will ensure employment extension in that state.

For an out-of-state candidate willing to transfer to Virginia for work, endorsement application form must be collected from Virginia Board of Nursing. Following requirements must be satisfied for transfer approval:

  • Active certificate from the state where he/she is currently under employment
  • Good standing status with that state
  • Must have completed a state-approved training that satisfies OBRA regulations
  • Must have passed (home) state CNA certification exam
  • Clean criminal history

As soon as you submit the required documents, they are verified within few days, after which notification is made stating the status of your endorsement. Meeting the specified requirements guarantees CNA license attainment in the State of Virginia.

Not only experienced CNAs are paid good salary but also the entry-level ones. Typically, they make anywhere around $21,000-$23,000 on an average yearly. Estimation claims to see a rise of 31% in CNA jobs over the next few years in Virginia, which is way beyond as compared to that in case of other states.

Thus with the State of Virginia holding so much scope for CNAs currently as well as in future, it will be excellent for the aspirants to complete their CNA training in Virginia, thereby accomplishing their aim of becoming a recognized Certified Nurse Aide.

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