2022-2023 Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Assistant (CNA), CSC

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Provide students with theory and laboratory experience required for employment in acute care, long-term care, and assisted living healthcare institutions. Prepare students to take the Virginia Board of Nursing Certified Nurse Aide exams. Provide employers with competent, entry-level CNAs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Assist professional health care providers in assessing the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients.
  2. Communicate and relate interpersonally with patients and co-workers.
  3. Observe, chart, and report patient findings.
  4. Perform safety and infection control practices at all times.
  5. Competently perform all skills required by the Virginia Board of Nursing curriculum.
  6. Competently care for patients of various ages, with special emphasis on geriatric, home health, and long term facilities.
  7. Register to take the skills and written portion of the certification exam.

Employment Opportunities

Opportunities for CNA’s include employment in hospitals, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, private care, and physician and practice offices.

Program Requirements

An academic advisor will review your preparation in Mathematics and English with you. You’ll be guided to appropriate preliminary coursework to give you the greatest chance of success in this program.

Additional Information

Applicants must pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Applicants must submit proof of required vaccinations and health screenings. Travel is required to clinical facilities. Eligibility for certification testing is determined by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

For Further Information, Contact:

Mitzi Jones, Program Coordinator



Sarah Clarkston, Health Sciences Advisor



Kim Dorton, Dean



Program of Study

First Semester

Students Receive AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Certification

Students Are Eligible to Take the Virginia Board of Nursing Certified Nurse Aide Exams

Students May Be Eligible To Take The Virginia Board Of Nursing Certified Medication Aide Exam, The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam, The National Phlebotomy Association Certification Exam, Or The Cci Exam For Certification As An Ekg Technician

Total Program Credits: 16

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

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