CNA Training in Virginia

A career as a certified nursing assistant can offer a good starting point if you want to be employed in Virginia in the healthcare industry without investing a great deal of money and time.  Many individuals use a job as a CNA in virginia as a starting point for a career in the medical field.  In many states, a job as a nursing assistant is an entry-level healthcare position without much room for advancement.  Virginia however offers an advanced training program for nursing assistants who want to advance their career as a nursing assistant. Read school reviews below.

The State Board of Nursing in Virginia has developed an Advanced CNA training program.  This program is only open to certified nursing assistants who meet certain requirements. The individual must receive a recommendation from a nurse to apply for this course.   That nurse has to be a present or past supervisor for the nursing assistant.  An individual must work as a CNA for at least 3 years before they can apply for this advanced title and training.  He or she must have a current nursing assistant certification.  A CNA who is interested in taking Advanced CNA training should search for programs in his or her area.  The individual should compare programs to find the one offering the best price, a flexible schedule and a high quality of standards.

Featured CNA Training Classes in Virginia

American Red Cross

123 North Alfred St. Alexandria, VA 22314.

The American Red Cross has been involved in nursing for more than 100 years. Our 120 hour Virginia State Board of Nursing CNA training program located in Alexandria Virginia is proud to continue that tradition. Our students experience 80 hours of classroom and hands on skills training in addition to a 40 hour clinical rotation at a nearby long term care facility. Class size is limited to only 10 students which allows each individual extra personalized attention, and our well qualified RN instructor’s are committed to your success. For qualified military spouses seeking financial assistance we are an approved program through MyCAA. We conveniently offer either a four week day or six week evening and Saturday schedule. For more information please call us at 703 299-2527 or visit our website at

Southwest Virginia Community College

P.O. Box SVCC, 369 College Road, Richlands, Virginia 24641-1101

This college offers a health care technician (Geriatric Nurse Aide) training program.  Students will complete at least 26 credit hours of training.  The program will include classroom and lab hours.  This is a two semester course to be completed in its entirety.   Virginia residents will pay $120.50 per credit.  This is a certificate program offering regular college credits and as such, students should have the opportunity to receive grants and other forms of financial assistance.   More details are available about courses offered at the college by calling 276-964-2555.

Piedmont Virginia Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902

This training program will provide students with both the theory and practice training needed to become a certified nursing assistant.  Students will receive classroom instruction as well as the hands on clinical experience they need.  An application for the program and all requested documents will need to be submitted for consideration into the training program.  Prospective CNA students will also need to interview the nursing assistant advisor before they can begin the course.

William N. Neff Vocational Center

255 Stanley Street, Abington, Virginia 24210

This vocational center is for high schools students looking to hands on experience and to explore careers while completing their high school education.  Some students will be able to receive college credits while also working to earn their high school diploma.  Students will receive the classroom and hands on instruction needed to gain the experience necessary for a certified nursing assistant career.  Interested students can call 276-739-3100 to learn more about the programs available to them.

Virginia Highlands Community College – Abingdon
P.O. Box 828, Abingdon, VA 24212

William N. Neff Vocational Center – Abingdon
255 Stanley Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210

Cedars The Nursing Assistant Training – Charlottesville
1242 Cedars Court, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center
1000 East Rio Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Piedmont Virginia Community College Nursing Assistant Program – Charlottesville
501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Southside Virginia Community College CNA Nurse Aide Program – Alberta Campus
109 Campus Drive, Alberta, Virginia 23821

Greensville County High School 1 and 11 Nurse Assistant Training – Emporia
403 Harding Street, Emporia, VA 23847

Riverside Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services CNA Course – Smithfield
1000 Old Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, Virginia 23602

Southside Virginia Community College – Emporia Campus
109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA 23821

Franklin High School Nurse Assistant Course
310 Crescent Drive, Franklin, Virginia 23851

Paul D. Camp Community College CNA Course – Franklin
100 North College Drive, Franklin, VA 23851

Northern Neck Regional Vocational Center 1 and 11 – Warsaw
13946 Historyland Hwy., Warsaw, Virginia 22572

Rappahannock Community College Nurse Aide Training Program – Warsaw
52 Campus Drive, Warsaw, VA 22572

Riverside Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services C.N.A. Training Class – West Point
1000 Old Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, Virginia 23602

Access Medical Institute and Technology, Inc. – Alexandria
8400 Radford Ave., Alexandria, VA 22309

Care Experts Medical Institute, LLC. CNA Program – Alexandria
6969 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22306

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2 Responses to CNA Training in Virginia

  1. Salamatu Ismaila January 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    I am a permanent resident in the USA. I have a desire to train as a CNA. Currently I live in the Faifax county in Alexandria, Virginia. I would be very glad if I am given a direction to the closest CNA training center.
    Thank you.

  2. Rochelle Hassel June 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    Do anyone no of any Cna Training in Hampton,Va your respone will be kindly appreciated…… 😉

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