The Virginia Nurse Aide training program prepares students to become certified nurse aides (CNA.) The Nurse Aide training program is a 140-hour weekend (Saturday & Sunday) program that includes theory, laboratory, and clinical courses. Upon completing the program, students will be able to demonstrate attention to clients' rights, effective communication, basic nursing assistant, personal care, and basic restorative skills. The program is in-person and will run for 7.5 weeks. The course will have 80 classroom hours and 20 hours dedicated to practicing skills.
Additionally, there are four ten-hour clinical days totaling 40 clinical hours. The first clinical day will occur in week five. This is an approved program by the Virginia Nursing Board.
The Wisconsin Nurse Aide training program is a 75-hour program that includes theory, laboratory, and clinical courses that prepare students for employment as nursing aides/assistants. The course and lab component will be 59 hours, and the clinical component will be 16 hours. Students will be required to demonstrate communication skills, basic nursing assistant skills, personal care skills, basic restorative skills, attention to client's rights, and care of clients with dementia. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to take the certification for the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry.