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Virginia Advanced CNA Education Programs

In order to be eligible for advanced certification as a nurse aide, you must verify that you hold a current certification as a certified nurse aide and have not had any adverse findings (abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of patient property) against you, that you have been certified as a nurse aide for at least three years, that have graduated from an approved advanced training program consisting of a minimum of 120 hours, and that you have been recommended for such certification by licensed nurse supervisor for whom you have performed direct patient care for a minimum of six consecutive months directly preceding submission of this application and fee to the Board of Nursing.

Renewal of Advance CNA Certification
To maintain certification, the ACNA must complete at least three hours of continuing education each year. The Virginia ACNA can assume additional duties beyond that of the Certified Nursing Assistant, including supervising new CNAs.  If an individual is not eligible to renew as a certified nurse aide, certification as an advanced certified nurse aide may not be renewed. The board may grant an extension or waiver of the continuing education requirement based on good cause shown by the certified nurse aide.

The application for advanced certification cost $25.


Approved Advanced Nurse Aide Education Programs


Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center
1000 East Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Program #:  200105
Contact:  Bruce Basselman                                                           
(434) 973-4461
bbosselman@k12albemarle.org

Fauquier Health, Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
(formerly Warrenton Overlook Health and Rehabilitation Center)
360 Hospital Drive
Warrenton, VA  20186
Program #:  200102
Contact:  Melissa Clark
(540) 349-1919

Friendship Health Care Center
327 Hershberger Road NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
Program #:  200104
Contact:  Monica Coles
(540) 265-2150
mcoles@friendship.us

Northern Virginia Community College – Springfield Campus
6966 Springfield Center Drive
Springfield, VA  22150
Program #: 200108
Contact:  Lundy Beard
(703) 450-2551

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
P. O. Box 85622
Richmond, VA  23285-5622
Program #:  200107
Contact:  Karen Grove
(804) 523-5476
Kgrove@reynolds.edu

Danville Community College
1008 South Main St.,
Danville, VA 24541 
434.797.2222