Career Studies Certificate (Health Professions)

Nurse Aide

Nurse Aide

Employment opportunities for Nurse Aides include nursing homes, hospices, public health and community nursing, medical offices and clinics, and acute and long-term care facilities.

The Career Studies Certificate program in Nurse Aide is only available to students taking Dual Enrollment classes.

Mission Statement

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 NNAAP Certification Examination.


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 17 Hours
Time: 1 semester

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change

 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


Lauren Hayward
Director of Nursing

A.A.S. in Nursing – Northern Virginia Community College, 1999
B.S. in Nursing – George Mason University, 2010
M.S. in Adult Learning & Human Development – Virginia Tech, 2012
M.S. in Nursing – Western Governor’s University, 2016
CNE, Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing, June 2017


Martha Sullivan, Dean