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Nurse Aide

Put your caring skills to work in a rewarding career

If you’re a compassionate person who enjoys caring for the needs of others, consider Tidewater Community College’s Career Studies Certificate in Nurse Aide. Whether you want to find immediate employment as a nurse aide or complete nurse aide courses while earning credits toward a nursing or science degree, this program can help you achieve your goals. Almost all students find employment after achieving certification.

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Portsmouth Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Nurse Aide

You’ll learn the fundamentals of how to support nurses through patient feeding and personal care, charting, nutrition, safety and infection control.

Additional Program Information:

Admission to the nurse aide program requires some additional items in addition to general admission to the college.

To qualify for this program, you will need to complete the application steps outlined in the program admissions packet.

Applicants are encouraged to attend an open house at the Regional Health Professions Center on the Virginia Beach Campus. They are held on the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m.

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Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • have excellent communication skills
  • don't mind working on your feet
  • are comfortable taking care of others' physical needs

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