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Virginia CNA Training

To be a competitive candidate for many of the best jobs these days, you need to have years of experience and an advanced degree. However, it's important to remember that in our changing economy, new jobs are emerging for those that are willing to go back to school for a short term degree or certification. Anyone who's interested in helping people live happier, healthier lives might want to consider Virginia CNA classes.

Virginia CNA classes are part of a standardized training path for those that want to achieve the title of certified nursing assistant. In a healthcare setting like a hospital or nursing home, there are doctors and nurses that take on most of the responsibility for decisions about patient care.

However, these medical professionals depend on the services of a support staff in order to be able to treat everyone effectively. A certified nursing assistant might be asked to record patient medical histories, take vital signs, assist with preparing patients for treatment, and educate individuals about preventative practices.

Becoming a CNA in Virginia

In order to become a CNA, or nurse aide, in Virginia, one must first complete a state-approved CNA education course. After completing the course, he or she has an unlimited time frame for taking the National Nursing Assistant Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam. The NNAAP is made up of both a written/oral test and a hands-on component.

The following scenarios allow an individual to be eligible to take the NNAAP exam in VA:

  • Having no other nursing registry and having completed an approved CNA training course (either a certificate of completion or original letter on letterhead from the program coordinator must be submitted).
  • An individual is currently enrolled in a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse program (an original letterhead must be submitted on letterhead, along with proof of completing at least one clinical course or 40 clinical hours).
  • Having completed an RN or LPN program (transcript must be submitted).
  • Having allowed CNA certification to expire, and having completed a renewal or reinstatement application within the past year.
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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other VA Schools with CNA Programs

Health Star
933 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Healthcare of Virginia
203 Interstate Drive 1
Covington, Virginia 24426
Healthcare Solutions
112 S. Adams Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Healthcare Training and Services
926 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
Heaven Sent by Home Town Health Care
23 Dunlop Village Circle
Petersburg, Virginia 23834
Henrico County Public Schools / Adult Education Center
201 E. Nine Mile Road
Highland Springs, Virginia 23075
Henrico Doctors Hospital - Parham
7700 East Parham Road
Richmond, Virginia 23294
Henrico Public Schools / Hermitage Technical Center
8301 Hungary Spring Road
Richmond, Virginia 23228
Heritage Hall
205 Houston Street
Lexington, Virginia 24450
Heritage Hall
2045 Valley View Drive
Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
Hermitage Technical Center / Henrico Public Schools
406 Dabbs House Road
Richmond, Virginia 23223
Hermitage Voc-Technical Center
8301 Hungary Spring Road
Richmond, Virginia 23228
Highland Springs Voc-Technical Center
100 Tech Drive
Henrico, Virginia 23075
Hillhaven Montvue Nursing Home
30 Montvue Drive
Luray, Virginia 22835
Hillhaven Rehab & Nursing Center
1005 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia 23507
Home Aid, Inc.
1529 S Main Street
Blackstone, Virginia 23824
Home Aid, Inc.
816 E 3rd Street
Farmville, Virginia 23901
Home Aid, Inc.
207 North Main Street
Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868
Home Care Connection, Inc.
6110 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Home Care Connection, Inc.
1519 Huguenot Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23113
Home Care with Edna Earl, LLC
501 East Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Home Instead Senior Care
6349 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24019
HomeCall of Loudoun County
722 E Market St # 105
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Homemakers, LLC
198 Colley Shopping Ctr
Clintwood, Virginia 24228
Homestead Foundational Services
502 Joslyn Ave
Pennington Gap, Virginia 24277
Hope In-Home Care, LLC
804 Newtown Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23462
Hope In-Home Care, LLC
11835 Rock Landing Drive
Newport News, Virginia 23606
Hunt/Mapp Middle School
3701 Willett Drive
Portsmouth, Virginia 23707
I. B. Pittman Vocational Center
3101 Johnson Road
Petersburg, Virginia 23805
Immanuel Care
825 Greenbrier Circle #205
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320


Virginia CNA Resources on

Virginia Board of Nursing
6603 West Broad Street
5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
Phone: (804)662-9909
Fax: (804) 662-9512

Virginia Nurses Association