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School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study

Nurse Aide - Career Studies Certificate

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.

What classes do I take?

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.

Tuition: $
Credits: 17 Hours
Time: 1 semester


Location: Fralin Center HP 214A or HP 339
Phone: 540-857-6325, 857-6644 or 857-7307
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

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

School of Health Professions

Martha Sullivan, Interim Dean