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Regional Academy

Nurse Aide

Program Specifics

  • Available to high school seniors only
  • Cohort must be 10 students to operate
  • Earn 16 college credits
  • Receive Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification (State Licensing Exam fee applies)
  • Students are required to obtain a nursing uniform (fee applies)
  • Students must successfully complete a criminal background check and drug test (fee applies)

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

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete, in its entirety, the required application and documentation by the deadline
  • Obtain a recommendation letter from a current math or science teacher
  • Attach high school transcripts
  • Attend the New Student Orientation
  • Demonstrate strong competencies in biology and math
  • Virginia Placement Test ENG 111 Placement Score
  • Virginia Placement Test MTE 1 Placement Score

Nurse Aide Curriculum

Printable version with course descriptions (PDF)

Fall Yr 1 Spring Yr 1
NUR 27 NUR 25
HLT 145 ENG 111
SDV 101 HLT 141
HLT 105 NUR 21

Contact Us

Terry Drumheller, Program Coordinator

Phone: 540-857-6366

Brenda Morrison, Program Administration

Phone: 540-857-6731

Carole Graham, Dean of Health Professions

Phone: 540-857-6696

Richard Clark, Professor and Program Head of Engineering

Phone: 540-857-6262