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Virginia CNA Training

To be a competitive candidate for many of the best jobs these days, you need to have years of experience and an advanced degree. However, it's important to remember that in our changing economy, new jobs are emerging for those that are willing to go back to school for a short term degree or certification. Anyone who's interested in helping people live happier, healthier lives might want to consider Virginia CNA classes.

Virginia CNA classes are part of a standardized training path for those that want to achieve the title of certified nursing assistant. In a healthcare setting like a hospital or nursing home, there are doctors and nurses that take on most of the responsibility for decisions about patient care.

However, these medical professionals depend on the services of a support staff in order to be able to treat everyone effectively. A certified nursing assistant might be asked to record patient medical histories, take vital signs, assist with preparing patients for treatment, and educate individuals about preventative practices.

Becoming a CNA in Virginia

In order to become a CNA, or nurse aide, in Virginia, one must first complete a state-approved CNA education course. After completing the course, he or she has an unlimited time frame for taking the National Nursing Assistant Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam. The NNAAP is made up of both a written/oral test and a hands-on component.

The following scenarios allow an individual to be eligible to take the NNAAP exam in VA:

  • Having no other nursing registry and having completed an approved CNA training course (either a certificate of completion or original letter on letterhead from the program coordinator must be submitted).
  • An individual is currently enrolled in a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse program (an original letterhead must be submitted on letterhead, along with proof of completing at least one clinical course or 40 clinical hours).
  • Having completed an RN or LPN program (transcript must be submitted).
  • Having allowed CNA certification to expire, and having completed a renewal or reinstatement application within the past year.
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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other VA Schools with CNA Programs

Compassionate Personal Care
205 Market Street
Suffolk, Virginia 23434
Competent Care
8424 Dorsey Cir # 101
Manassas, Virginia 20110
Comprehensive Home Care, Inc.
26782 N James Madison Highway
New Canton, Virginia 23123
Concordia Private Care
1904 Byrd Ave
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Considerate Care
5021 Seminary Rd # 110
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
Continuing Care Personal Services
579 E Market Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Covenant Home Retirement Services, Inc.
147 Mill Ridge Road
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
Cradock Technical & Career Center
4300 George Washington Highway
Portsmouth, Virginia 23702
Craig County High School
25239 Craigs Creek Road
New Castle, Virginia 24127
Crown Home Care, Inc.
14159 Mariah Court
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Cuidado Casero Home Care of Virginia
4510 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community
12425 Village Loop
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Culpeper Health & Rehabilitation Center
602 Madison Road
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
1000 Dabney Drive
Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422
Dailey's Health Care, Inc.
4310 Indian River Rd # 7a
Chesapeake, Virginia 23325
Danville Community College
1008 South Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
Danville Community College / Gretna Health Care Center
595 Vaden Drive
Gretna, Virginia 24557
Danville Community College / Piney Forest Health Care Center
450 Piney Forest Road
Danville, Virginia 24540
Danville Community College / Riverside Health Care Center
500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, Virginia 23601
Danville Community College / Roman Eagle Memorial Home
2526 North Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24540
Danville Community College / The Woodview Nursing Home
301 Powell Road
South Boston, Virginia 24592
Dependable Home Health Service
50 S Pickett Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Dependable Home Healthcare, LLC
108 East Main Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Dickenson County Career Center
335 Vocational Drive
Clinchco, Virginia 24226
Direct Home Health Care, Inc.
3400 Airline Boulevard
Portsmouth, Virginia 23701
Discover Home Care L.L.C.
2602 Whitehouse Road
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834
Dynamic Adult Sitter's Referral Agency
2279 Wards Road
Altavista, Virginia 24517
Eagle Education, Inc.
300 Garrisonville Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554
Eastern Shore AAA/CAP
P.O. Box 415
Belle Haven, Virginia 23306
Eastern Shore Community College
29300 Lankford Hwy.
Melfa, Virginia 23410


Virginia CNA Resources on

Virginia Board of Nursing
6603 West Broad Street
5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
Phone: (804)662-9909
Fax: (804) 662-9512

Virginia Nurses Association