Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
All applications require a one-time nonrefundable application fee of $15.00.
GCTI’s Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program is a 130-hour high intensity program. Our program is designed to put you directly into a career as a Nursing Assistant, fully preparing you for your State Board Exam and giving you hands on experience by:
- Classroom Work: 60 hours of State approved curriculum you are provided with the tools to succeed.
- Skilled Labs: Our course includes 30 hours of hands on training.
- Clinical Work: We give our students 40 hours of real facility experience.
Our class sizes are small. No more than 8 students (to comply with COVID-19 regulations) in each class to ensure personal attention. We offer a multi-media experience including text book, computer based, and video learning to provide our students with a high quality learning environment. The skilled labs provide our students with hands on work in a range of fields from recognizing and preventing abuse to monitoring vital signs and learning the documentation skills needed to work confidently in any situation. We use a variety of live models and teaching aides to provide a well rounded experience. Forty hours of supervised work in the field are keys to the success of our students. At the facility students do hands-on with patients under the supervision of a RN to ensure that concepts taught in our classrooms are tested in a real world environment. Our school is licensed by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
As a Nursing Assistant (NA), you will assist nursing personnel with a variety of patient care activities. These include activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, assisting with toileting, transferring, feeding, and measuring and recording vital signs. CNA has knowledge of common used concepts, practices, and procedures within a scope of practice. If you have other concerns, please email us.