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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

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