Nurse Assistant Program Requirements

  • Red Cross nurse listening to smiling baby's heartbeat

    Course Benefits

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Accessible Locations (near public transportation)
  • Hands-On Experience
  • Licensed Instructors with Professional Experience
  • Course Length 4-8 Weeks
Course Requirements
Training requirements for the Certified Nurse Assistant varies from state to state, these listed items are required for all Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training courses.
  • Attend a local orientation information session
  • TABE (reading and math assessment) OR verification of High School diploma or GED
  • Must pass a Red Cross criminal background check prior to registration
  • Completion of Red Cross physical form/TB test

    Program Course Fee: $1,250 includes:

  • Academic course fee
  • Text books
  • Stethoscope
  • Background check
  • American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid training

    Additional requirements are the responsibility of the student

  • Tuberculosis PPD testing or chest x-ray
  • Physical
  • Drug screen
  • Certified Nurse Aid State Exam Fee on graduation - $94
  • Physical
  • Letter of recommendation

In addition, the student must provide their own clinical day uniform which includes:
  • Red scrub pants
  • White top
  • White shoes
  • Watch with a second hand
  • Pen with black ink
To learn more or, please contact the Virginia NAT Program Manager, Suzanne Brewster

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Nurse Assistant Training

Imagine a job that rewards you for caring about others ~ a job where you make a difference. As a Nurse Assistant, you will be an important part of today’s world of health care, with knowledge and skills that are always in demand. Download the guide

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