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Health Professions: Nurse Aide Program

Put your caring skills to work in a rewarding career as a Nurse Aide
helping patients of all ages perform the most basic day-to-day tasks.
Upon program completion, take the Certified Nurse Aide Exam for state certification in Virginia.


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Get started!

Contact us.

CNA info line number: 757-822-7255

Day and evening classes available

This program provides you with the knowledge needed to work competently as a Nurse Aide in general, plus the added knowledge of geriatrics specifically, and will entitle you to work for any facility that employs CNAs (i.e., hospitals, nursing homes, private duty, and home health care).

Working under the supervision of a nurse, a Nurse Aide can take vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, etc) and assist patients with:

  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Eating
  • Toileting 
  • Walking
  • Exercises
  • Helping wheelchair-bound patients
    (entails heavy lifting)
  • Turning bedridden patients regularly
  • Reporting changes to the nurse
  • Safety awareness
  • Documentation


Get started!

Attend an Open House information session - Where and when?

If not already a TCC student, follow the TCC Admission process.

Nurse Aide Program training

Materials required for training


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Open House Information Sessions

  • When?
    • 3rd Thursday of each month
  • What time?
    • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Where?
    • Regional Health Professions Center, Bldg M, Room MN-316, Virginia Beach Campus.
    • The RHPC is located on the corner of Faculty Drive and Rosemont Road.



Nurse Aide Training Program

  • Certification
    • Students successfully completing the course will receive a certificate from TCC.
    • Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the Certified Nurse Aide Exam for State certification in Virginia.
  • 120 hours of instruction
    • Two courses must be completed successfully to receive a certificate (120 hours):
      1. NUR 27 Theory course, 4 credits (80 hours)
      2. NUR 90 Clinical Practicum, 1 credit (40 hours) Permission Code given first day by instructor of NUR 27 Theory

  • Pre-clinical grading
    • Objective testing
    • Skills training demonstration

  • Clinical grading
    • Demonstration of appropriate skills and techniques learned during the pre-clinical course
    • Student's ability to appropriately demonstrate these techniques

  • Required grade average
    • A "C" average is required to pass the program and receive a certificate
  • Required attendance
    • In order to be effectively and adequately evaluated and to meet state requirement, students must be present for:
      • all required clinical performance hours (must be 18 years old to attend clinical) and
      • theory class

NOTE: Student may be terminated from the clinical course at any time if it is felt that the student is a risk to the safety of the residents or is demonstrating signs of incompetence or negligence.



Nurse Aide Training Required Materials

  • Textbook: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care-Long Term Care - third edition
    AND corresponding workbook (available at TCC Bookstore, Virginia Beach campus only)
  • White uniform and shoes (for lab section)
  • Watch with a second hand
  • Tuberculosis skin test (two-step PPD) or chest X-Ray
  • Stethoscope
  • Certified Background Check is required prior to the start of the Clinical portion of the program. The cost is $46.00.


Note:Students enrolling in this program are not eligible for financial aid for this program.


CNA info line number: 757-822-7255