C.N.A. Course Details

The Career Nursing Academy offers three models of classes:  Traditional which is all classroom instruction; Blended which is a combination of online and classroom instruction; and Individual, private classes for students with demonstrated need.

The Career Nursing Academy program, as of August 2021, consists of a total of 145 hours over a six week period.

Traditional (all classroom instruction): $1,800

  • 77 hours of classroom instruction
  • 20 hours of skills lab instruction
  • 48 clinical hours

Blended (combined classroom and online instruction): $2,000

  • 40 hours of online instruction
  • 37 hours of classroom instruction
  • 20 hours of skills lab instruction
  • 48 clinical hours

The Blended Course is offered in cooperation with the American Red Cross.

The Certified Nurse Aide Course in-person instruction is approximately 6 weeks in length, with the clinical experiences occurring during the last days of the course. This includes tuition, uniform, background check and a drug screen, the P.P.D., CPR training, the textbook, a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope AND cost of first State Certification Exam. Credit cards, Zelle and Cash App are accepted, and interest-free payment plans are available.

The course is taught totally in English. However, the primary instructor is bilingual (English/Spanish), thus enabling the instant translation of presented course materials and making it possible for English as a second language students to more readily learn the material.

The textbook book is Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care, 5th Edition. This book is available in both English and Spanish. All students receive the textbook.

The Career Nursing Academy is an in-facility testing site for the NNAAP certification examination, thereby making it possible for students to take the exam right at the Career Nursing Academy location.

The Career Nursing Academy course certificate of completion is awarded to students at the successful completion of the 145 hour Virginia Board of Nursing approved program.


Information about the Virginia Nurse Aide Examination: http://www.pearsonvue.com/va/nurseaides/

Information about the textbook used in the course: https://hartmanonline.com/TheBasics/index.html