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CNA Quick Guide

Want to become a Certified Nurse Aide?

Certified Nurse Aides assist registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes, to help patients bathe, dress, and eat in a variety of healthcare settings. This program provides skills and knowledge to prepare students to take the certification test for becoming a certified Nurse Aide in Virginia.

What You Need Before You Apply

High School Courses

  • High School Diploma or GED

Pre-Admission Testing Requirements

  • College Placement Tests with scores of 81 in reading, 76 in writing and completion of MTE 1-2.
  • Students who plan to progress to advanced levels of nursing must take Math models 1-4.
  • Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses and must have successfully completed the following courses prior to registering for HCT courses: ENF 1 or 2 and MTE 1-2. SDV100 and ITE 115 maybe taken while developmental studies are being completed.

Meet with Nursing Advisor

Background Check

  • A criminal background check is required for admission to the Nursing Program as clinical affiliates include this requirement in affiliation agreements. Students with criminal convictions who do not self-disclose this information are subject to dismissal or non acceptance.

View more detailed information about the CNA Prerequisites

Steps To Apply:Application Deadlines: April 1 - November 1