Nurse Aide

Course Description

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 $650.  Need-based scholarships are available to qualified Rappahannock County residents.  Residents of surrounding counties may be eligible for financial assistance from special funds. RappU will work with each qualified applicant to identify resources for financial support. 

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 $120. Exam fees are not included as a part of your tuition.  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: Nurse Aide BOOT CAMP Class will be held from July 8th-Aug 8th. The class will meet Monday-Thursday from 8:30-5:00 for 5 weeks.  Clinical training is done at Lynn Care in Front Royal, VA.

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