PVCC announces new location for nurse aide training program

Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Workforce Services Division, in partnership with Trinity Presbyterian Church, has announced the opening of a new training location at 3101 Fontaine Avenue Extended in Charlottesville. The new location at Trinity Presbyterian will host day and evening nurse aide trainings beginning in July.

PVCC’s nurse aide program consists of a 136-hour, state-approved noncredit class that prepares students to take the Virginia exam to become a certified nurse aide (CNA), where they 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.

With the addition of the new clinical site at Trinity Presbyterian Church, PVCC now features four skills training sites for its nurse aide and other health career programs offered through Workforce Services. Additional sites include Commonwise Home Care, located in the Weedon Professional Building at 2421 Ivy Road in Charlottesville, and two labs at PVCC’s Jefferson School Center, located at 233 Fourth Street NW in Charlottesville.

“The additional site will greatly increase the capacity of the nurse aide program at PVCC,” said JoAnna Collins, PVCC health care program manager. “Our goal is to provide a pipeline of highly trained workers for employers in our service region. The more locations we offer, the greater number of students we can serve. We’re grateful for our new partnership with Trinity Presbyterian, as well as with our other regional partners.”

The next session of nurse aide classes will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings, from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., beginning July 2 and continuing through September 10, 2018. 

Students interested in the program can attend several information sessions in June and July. Upcoming sessions include:

  • Tuesday, June 12, at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13, at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 10, at 10 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, July 11, at 5 p.m.  

All information sessions will be held at PVCC’s Jefferson School Center, room J127. Advance registration is required. To register, call 434.961.5354. 

To learn more about PVCC’s Nurse Aide Program, visit www.pvcc.edu/workforce, or contact JoAnna Collins, health care program manager, at jcollins@pvcc.edu