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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

Gentle Hands Home Health Care Services, Inc.
810 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
George Washington High School
701 Broad Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
Giles County Technology School
1827 Wenonah Avenue
Pearisburg, Virginia 24134
Giles Memorial Hospital Home Health Services
159 Hartley Way
Pearisburg, Virginia 24134
Goodheart Home Healthcare Services
5411 E Backlick Road
Springfield, Virginia 22151
Grayson County Vocational School
412 East Main Street
Independence, Virginia 24348
Greene County Public School
40 Celt Road
Standardsville, Virginia 22973
Greene County Technical Education Center
10415 Sportswood Trail
Standardsville, Virginia 22973
Greensville County High School
403 Harding Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847
Greensville Memorial Hospital
1781 Greensville County Circle
Emporia, Virginia 23847
Halifax County Career Center
315 South Main Street
Halifax, Virginia 24558
Halifax County High Schools
P.O. Box 310
South Boston, Virginia 24592
Halifax County Public Schools
1030 Mary Bethune Street
Halifax, Virginia 24558
Hampton Roads School of Health Education, Inc.
307 Burgh Westra Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23669
Hampton University
100 E. Queen St.
Hampton, Virginia 23668
Hand N Hand Companion and Staffing Services L.L.C.
2044 Rives Road
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Hand N Heart
333 Mclaws Cir Ste 2
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Harmony Care
106 Queen Anne Dr
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center
1225 Reservoir Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
HCC Personal Care, Inc.
6110 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
HCC Personal Care, Inc.
22706 Main Street
Courtland, Virginia 23837
HCC Personal Care, Inc.
111 North Main Street
Blackstone, Virginia 23824
HCC Personal Care, Inc.
8102 Elm Drive
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111
HCC Personal Care, Inc.
1500 Huguenot Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23113
HCC Personal Care, Inc.
11295 Windsor Blvd.
Windsor, Virginia 23487
HCC Personal Care, Inc.
7350 Ladysmith Road
Ruther Glen, Virginia 22546
HCR ManorCare, Inc.
12469 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
Health Care of Virginia
908 Valley Ridge Road
Covington, Virginia 24426
Health Education, Inc.
2019 Cunningham Dr # 405
Hampton, Virginia 23666
Health Service & Education
1048 Big Bethel Rd
Hampton, Virginia 23666


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