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Nurse Aide Program

Completion of the program qualifies a student to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination by Pearson Vue. Successful completion of this examination leads to licensure at a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).
Nurse Aide students learning with instructor

Our approach

Centra College and Central Virginia Community College collaboratively offer a 6-week Nurse Aide Education Program at Centra College's main campus site in Lynchburg, Virginia and branch location at Bedford Memorial Hospital (BMH). Clinical experiences are provided at Centra in both acute care and long-term care facilities. Licensure is required for employment as a Certified Nurse Aide. The Nurse Aide Education Program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. 

In collaborating with CVCC’s Workforce Development, Centra College’s Nurse Aide Education Program participants will obtain licensure as a Certified Nurse Aide through successful completion of the NNAAP exam. Certified Nurse Aides will work within the scope of practices for a Nurse Aide in the state of Virginia within hospitals, long term care, facilities, or home settings, and will be able to accurately recognize and report changes in a patient, resident condition to the appropriate nursing staff; provide the necessary skill set to care for patients, residents per care plan and be knowledgeable to work within their scope of practice in the Nurse Aide role.

Nurse Aide application information

All admission required documentation must be mailed or delivered to the Centra College Nurse Aide Program at Centra College (Main Campus) and received by 3:00pm on the last day of the deadline.    

Contact the Nurse Aide Program Coordinator

Our Nurse Aide Program Coordinator, Valerie Newcomb, is here to help you. Please reach out to us by email or phone with any questions.


Call 434.200.2234