PVCC Workforce Services Healthcare - Nurse Aide

Class Description: 

CNA PhotoThis 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. The class costs include books, uniform, required compliance testing and state exam testing fee.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to help care for an increasing number of older patients.


Full Tuition: $2,337 / FastForward Tuition: $779

What organization certifies this program? 

How do I register?

Students must complete the pre-healthcare course through CANVAS prior to enrollment. For more information and directions to sign-up, please complete the Healthcare Career Information Form

What is the pre-healthcare course and why is it required?

  • It replaces the previously required Information session for enrollment. Students can view a pre-recorded information session, on their own schedule, and upload required admission documents.

  • It allows students to learn, in a low-pressure environment, more information about our programs, admission requirements and financial assistance while learning to navigate online learning management platform to increase class success should the student desires to register.

  • Most common questions are answered during the session and allows students to email the Healthcare team to ask follow-up or case specific questions in a private environment.

Financial Assistance

FastForward logoThis class is eligible for financial assistance through FastForward and the Financial Assistance for Noncredit Training Resulting in Industry Credentials (FANTIC). Go to www.pvcc.edu/fastforward for more information.

This class eligible for the Virginia Ready $1,000 Credential Achievement Reward. Visit www.pvcc.edu/virginia-ready to learn more. Virginia Ready logo