Nurse Aide Student Requirements
- 18 years of age or older
- Able to communicate in English
- Able to read and understand written training materials
- Physically able to perform the tasks and duties required of a Nurse Aide
- Able to accurately complete records
- Solid Grey Medical Scrubs
- Classes are held Monday through Friday.
- Classes are six weeks long.
- Proper uniform and footwear required daily
- A non-refundable course fee of $880 is required prior to the start of class. This fee includes all text books, an apron, criminal background check, and a tuberculin skin test required to participate in the clinical experience at the rehabilitation facility
- Two forms of identification are required to register for the course
1130 Tabb Street, Suite D
Norfolk, VA 23504
NURSE AIDE (NA)
Tidewater Home Care (THC) Is approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Health Professions, Board of Nursing, to prepare candidates for the position of Nurse Aide (NA). The curriculum at THC is intended for those who desire concentrated training for a career in Health Care allowing entrance into the professional world with confidence. This hands-on curriculum of courses offers 105 hours of classroom preparation and 40 hours of clinical experience at a state licensed long-term care facility rated 5/5 stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Nurse Aides are eligible to work in Home Care, Long Term Care, Medicaid Personal Care and Private Duty Care. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast 18% growth in this profession by the year 2024.
CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE (CNA)
Following successful completion of the Course of Studies for Nurse Aide (NA) you are eligible to take the State Certification Exam for Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Success in this exam assures that a CNA in Virginia meets all the requirements of Federal and State law. CNA’s are eligible to work in Personal Care, Private Duty Care, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Doctor’s Offices.
The Core Curriculum includes:
- Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Infection Control
- Safety and Emergency Measures
- Promotion of Client Independence
- Basic Skills
- Personal Care Skills
- Individual Client Needs (including Mental Health and Social Service Needs)
- Care of the Visual and Auditory Impaired Patient
- Skills for Basic Restorative Services
- Client Rights
- Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Practice
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Management of Conflict
NA’s are expected to be excellent communicators, patient, empathetic and have physical stamina to perform duties required. You will spend time conversing with patients and participating in their activities. Your care of patients will provide the opportunities for both healing and mental well-being.