Academics :: School of Health Professions

Nurse Aide

Career Studies Certificate

The Nurse Aide certificate prepares students for a career as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). The program will provide instruction to prepare qualified students to meet the health care needs of the community within the scope of practice of a CNA, as defined by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Graduates of this program earn a Career Studies Certificate in Nurse Aide and will be academically eligible to take the Certification Examination.

Developmental Requirements

ENGLISH - Applicants must receive an ENF 3 or ENG 111 placement test recommendation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

  1. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent or be a dual enrollment studentand be eighteen years or older by January 1, 2015.
  2. Applicants must complete required evaluative tests administered at Virginia Western.
  3. Applicants must submit an application for admission into the program. Applications will be accepted beginning November 17, 2014.

2015 Spring Nurse Aide Application (PDF)

Additional Information

Contact Information

Health Professions Information Office

If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, you may contact our office:

CSHP 339

Program Head

Melaine Moore, PhD/MSN/RN
Assistant Dean, Nursing

A.S.N. - Bluefield State College, 1987
B.A. - Bluefield State College, 1992
M.S.N. - Bellarmine University, 2003
Ph.D./Nursing - West Haven University, 2007

School of Health Professions


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