CNA Schools

CNA Classes in West Virginia

West Virginia CNA Training

These days, the job market can be an intimidating place for students graduating from high school. While college can lead to many job opportunities, there are some great jobs that do not require a college education at all and can be even more rewarding. One of these careers is becoming a CNA.

West Virginia CNA classes are special training courses that allow you to work toward becoming a certified nursing assistant. CNAs are eligible to obtain jobs in hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health facilities. They are actively involved in public health education as well as taking vital signs, recording medical histories, and preparing patients for treatment.

Becoming a CNA in West Virginia

The first step in becoming a CNA, also referred to as a nurse aide, in West Virginia is to take a state-approved training course that is a minimum of 120 hours overall. Of those 120 hours (some courses may be longer), at least 65 must be classroom hours and at least 55 must be spent in a Medicare/Medicaid clinical setting. Students may not complete the CNA coursework online. If a student drops out part-way through the program, he or she must start over.

If an individual completes a training course in another state, he or she can become a CNA in West Virginia in one of the following ways: by taking the exam in the state where the training is done, and then requesting reciprocity or by taking a WV approved course and passing the WV exam. Persons who are trained outside of the U.S. cannot request reciprocity in WV.

After CNA Training

After the coursework is completed, students must pass West Virginia's competency exam within the next 2 years, which features both an oral/written and hands on demonstration section. An individual has three chances to take and pass this test before he or she must complete the CNA training again.

Renewing a CNA License

Once registered as a nurse aide, an individual must renew his or her registry every 2 years, documenting any nursing-related work experience in the past 3 years. He or she must have worked at least a consecutive 8 paid hours as a CNA.

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CNA Schools Near You & Online in West Virginia

Ansted Center

Care Haven of Pleasants

Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation

Meadowview Manor

The Heritage, Inc.

Valley Center South

Heartland of Charleston

Clarksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation

Heartland of Clarksburg

Med Care Training Center

  • Valleyview Dr. Cora, WV 25614
    Programs: CNA

Webster Nursing and Rehabilitation

  • Erbacon Road Cowen, WV 26206
    Programs: CNA

Boone Career Center

Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center

  • 1175 Beverly Pike Elkins, WV 26241
    Programs: CNA

McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation

  • P.O. Box 220 Gary, WV 24836
    Programs: CNA

Beverly Health Care

Summers Nursing and Rehabilitation

  • John Cook Road Hinton, WV 25951
    Programs: CNA

Sunbridge for Putnam

Teays Valley Center

Heartland of Preston County

Roane Jackson Technical Center

  • 4800 Spencer Road Le Roy, WV 25252
    Programs: CNA

Greenbrier Manor

Springfield Center

Logan Park Care Center

  • 1000 West Park Avenue Logan, WV 25601
    Programs: CNA

John D Rockefeller Career Center

Hidden Valley Health Care

Willows Center

Grant County Nursing Home

Broaddus Hospital

Wyoming County Career & Technical Center

Mercer County Technical Center

Heartland of Rainelle

Hampshire Center

  • HC 63 Box 2580 Romney, WV 26757
    Programs: CNA

The Brier Rehabilitation and Nursing Home

Sunbridge for Salem

  • 146 Water St. Salem, WV 26426
    Programs: CNA

Canterbury Center

Cedar Ridge Center

Sistersville Center

Miletree Center

Summersville Memorial Hospital

  • 400 Fairview Heights Rd. Summersville, WV 26651
    Programs: CNA
    (304) 872-2891

Hopemont Hospital

Cortland Acres

Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation

  • Route 1 Box 1372 Wayne, WV 25570
    Programs: CNA

Weirton Geriatric Center

  • 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue Weirton, WV 26062
    Programs: CNA