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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.

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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Barrier Crimes Document 90-59

This program prepares students to sit for professional exams and/or apply for professional licensure that is required for employment in the related occupation in Virginia. If you live or move outside of Virginia, you must consult with the program lead to confirm whether the program will meet your state’s requirements prior to enrolling in courses. Visit this website to learn more.

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