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Regional Academy

Nurse Aide

This academy has been postponed until Fall 2022. Due to COVID and clinical placements, we are not able to offer this program on campus during the 2021-22 SY. Please check with your local school division's CTE program for opportunities there.

Program Specifics

  • Available to high school seniors only
  • Cohort must be 10 students to operate
  • Earn 16 college credits
  • Students may choose to sit for the Virginia Board of Nursing’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification exam (State Licensing Exam fee applies)
  • Students are required to obtain VWCC program approved “scrubs” for clinical placements (fee applies)
  • Students must successfully complete a criminal background check, drug test, and any other health screenings required by the program (fee applies)

Nurse Aide Medical Form (PDF)
Release of Personal Information Signature Form (PDF)

Benefits to Students

  • Earn college credits while in high school
  • Gain valuable knowledge of exciting careers in healthcare industry
  • Access to state-of-the-art labs
  • Engage with and learn from seasoned faculty with significant experience
  • Interact with Virginia Western and other high school students
  • Greater transfer opportunities into Virginia Western Health Science programs
  • Tuition Assistance may be available through a grant provided by the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Students must complete the Academy Application and the Virginia Placement Test (VPT).  Scores on the VPT must equate to "Placed ENG 111" and MTE 1 (or equivalent).

High School aged 12th graders are encouraged to apply.

Nurse Aide Curriculum

Printable version with course descriptions (PDF)

Contact Us

Dr. Kathryn H. Beard, Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 540-857-7235

Kelly Albert, Dual Enrollment Specialist

Phone: 540-857-7313
Fax: 540-857-6478
Location: Fishburn Hall F125C

Mailing Address 3093 Colonial Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24015