Nurse Aide

This class prepares students to take the Virginia state nursing assistant certification exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

Nursing students

Area of Interest

Program Dean

PVCC Academic Division

Faculty Contact


Non-credit Training Program

Required Courses

  • 14654: Nurse Aide Day or 14652: Nurse Aide Evening

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing health care training through PVCC Workforce Services Division must attend a Healthcare Pre-Enrollment Session prior to enrollment.

Program Information

This 142 hour, state approved, noncredit class prepares you to take the Virginia Board of Nursing exam to become a certified nurse aide (CNA) where you will work under the supervision of a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or physician as an entry-level nurse aide in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care settings such as long-term care facilities, physician offices, clinics and home settings. The program includes BLS-CPR training. CNAs play a vital role in the healthcare team and are in critical shortage in our community.