The Nurse Aide program consists of 85 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical instruction in a long-term care facility. The classroom portion includes direct instruction, hands-on training in a lab environment, skills practice, exams and preparation for the Virginia Board of Nursing certification examination. We expect that every student will take and pass the Nurse Aide certification exam.
Tuition, Fees and Program Requirements
Tuition for the Nurse Aide class is FREE for a Rappahannock County resident and $650 for a non-county resident.Your tuition includes all classroom materials including a textbook that you may keep after the conclusion of the class. Non-refundable application fee – $25 Exam Fees: The Virginia Nurse Aide exam fee is $94. Exam fees are not included as a part of your tuition. RappU will pay the CNA exam fee for Rappahannock County residents. You will be required to pass a Virginia and National background criminal background check and a drug screen. You will also need to provide proof of a recent physical examination and specified immunizations.
Next Class Begins Monday, June 11 and runs daily for five weeks from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Clinical training is done at LynnCare in Front Royal, VA.
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RappU Will Pay for your Workforce Training!
If you live in Rappahannock County and can successfully complete our application process, you can enroll in the Nurse Aide (CNA) or Home Health Aide (HHA) course FREE OF CHARGE. Your only cost is a $25 application fee.
Charges which RappU will cover for the Nurse Aide program include:
Application-related expenses – literacy test, Virginia and nationwide criminal background check, drug screen, a physical and required immunizations.
Course fees – tuition, hospital scrubs, textbook and workbook
Testing fees – Virginia Nurse Aide certification exam
We will also pay $50 to any applicant who refers a successful applicant to RappU (someone who completes the full screening process and enrolls).
For those outside of Rappahannock that need tuition assistance for RappU, there are options via the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Those that qualify will be young adults ages 17-21 with low income; adults, ages 25 and up with low income; or a dislocated worker, who has been separated from employment and receiving Unemployment assistance. Please contact your nearest Workforce Center, located in Culpeper, Orange and Warrenton