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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

Blue Ridge Community College
One College Lane
Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486
Blue Ridge Highlands Nursing Home
836 Glendale Road
Galax, Virginia 24333
Blue Ridge Job Corps Center
245 West Main Street
Marion, Virginia 24354
Blue Ridge Nursing Center
105 Landmark Drive
Stuart, Virginia 24171
Bluestone Senior High School
6825 Skipwith Road
Boydton, Virginia 23968
Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, Inc.
150 Kingsley Lane
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Botetourt Technical Education Center
253 Poor Farm Road
Fincastle, Virginia 24090
Bridgewater Home, Inc.
302 North Second Street
Bridgewater, Virginia 22812
Bristol Health Care Centers / NHC Health Care of Bristol
245 North Street
Bristol, Virginia 24201
Brunswick County Schools
1718 Farmers Field Road
Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868
Brunswick Senior High School
2171 Lawrenceville Plank Road
Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868
BT Healthcare Services, Inc
226 Maple Ave W
Vienna, Virginia 22180
Buchanan County Vocational School
1124 Almarine Dr.
Grundy, Virginia 24614
Buckingham High School
78 Knights Road
Buckingham, Virginia 23921
Buckingham Vocational Center
Route 60
Buckingham, Virginia 23921
Calvert Health Partners
672 Berkmar Circle
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Camelot Community Center
948 King Arthur Drive
Chesapeake, Virginia 23323
Camelot Hall
5615 Seminole Ave
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
Camelot Hall
1801 Camelot Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
Camelot Hall - Cherrydale
3710 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22207
Camelot Hall Health & Rehab Center
1225 Reservoir Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Camelot Hall Nursing Home
1945 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, Virginia 24153
Cameron Glen Care Center (INOVA)
1800 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, Virginia 20190
Campbell County Technical Center
194 Dennis Riddle Road
Rustburg, Virginia 24588
Care Advantage
111 E 2nd Avenue
Franklin, Virginia 23851
Care Advantage
1617 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834
Career Development Center
605 Thimble Shoals
Newport News, Virginia 23606
CareFree Home Health and Companions, Inc.
460 Hidden Creek Lane
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Caremed Private Duty and Facility Staffing
7300 Hull Street Road
Richmond, Virginia 23235


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