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 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 Spring of 2019. Days and times TBA.  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) class 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 – Virginia and nationwide criminal background check and drug screen

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 scholarships available from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation Darby Fund –