Nurse Aide

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

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.  

Nursing students

Area of Interest

Program Dean

PVCC Academic Division

Faculty Contact


Workforce Training Program

Required Courses

  • Nurse Aide

Admissions Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age on the first day of class 
  • Meet minimum essential functions and standards for program   
  • Complete a pre-healthcare information session 
  • Acceptable background check and drug screen prior to clinical. Proof of immunizations and physical exam may be required depending on clinical site. 

Note: Other documentation may be required for funding assistance  

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.