Sunday, January 8, 2017


Due to the extreme weather conditions, ALL classes at Virginia School for Nurse Aides have been cancelled for Monday January 9, 2017.  Classes are expected to begin on Tuesday January 10th.

Assignments are as follows:

Nurse Aide Students- follow your schedule, be prepared to test on exam 1 on Tuesday as scheduled; however, there will be a brief lecture on those chapters prior to the exam being given.  Those students that have not yet picked up their textbook will take exam 1 on Wednesday.

Medication Aide Students-Read chapters 1,3, and 5.


Monday, December 12, 2016

HIGH Demand for CNA's

The medical field is an ever growing career opportunity, and this is especially true in Richmond, VA. Positions can't be filled quickly enough and if you're a qualified individual with a CNA certification you won't have too much of a hard time finding a job. Yes, you do have to come from a good school and no this type of job is not for everyone. What we can tell you though is that if you're a hard working individual that is looking to make more money, this could be a great opportunity for you! 

Our school is: 

Our program is less than $1,200. You read that correctly! It's much cheaper than a lot of the programs that local universities offer and because we are a smaller school that ONLY specializes in CNA and Med Tech, you receive individual attention that you wouldn't otherwise get anywhere else. We also offer payment plans to accommodate budgets of all sizes. 

The program takes a total of five weeks. It can be intensive and a little tiring but you'll be in and out before you know it. You get to know your teachers and peers really well and once you come here, we consider you family. This is another reason why offer a cash reward for each one of your referrals. Every student that you refer to us will earn you $25.00. There is no limit to how many of these credits you get and you don't even have to be enrolled anymore, so this applies to our graduates too!

Locally Recognized
When we see a student excel in our program we'll make sure we refer them to employers so they can easily find a job. No other school in the area offers the kinds of connections we have, in fact, hospitals and patient care facilities look to us for our brightest students. Graduating with job security in five weeks is something that you won't find anywhere else. 

We are now enrolling in classes for 2017! What are you waiting for? Call today and enroll! 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Join the Virginia School for Nurse Aides team!

We're constantly looking for the cream of the crop and if you can answer all of the questions below, you should look into applying to Virginia School for Nurse Aides. We only graduate the BEST CNAs in town and we're looking for teachers up to the challenge!
Registered Nurses

Must be able to answer “yes to ALL of the following questions in order to submit an application with Virginia School for Nurse Aides. DO NOT submit an application if you cannot answer “yes” to ALL questions.

1. Do you hold a current unrestricted Virginia license as a registered nurse?
2. Do you have at least two years of experience as a registered nurse within the past five years?
3. Do you have at least one year in experience as a registered nurse in long term care? This experience may include: employment in a nurse aide education program, supervision of nursing students in a nursing facility, geriatrics department, chronic care hospital, home care or other long term care settings.  Experience should include varied responsibilities such as direct client care, supervision and education. This experience must have been within the past three years.

Must be able to answer “yes to ALL of the following questions in order to submit an application with Virginia School for Nurse Aides. DO NOT submit an application if you cannot answer “yes” to ALL questions.

1. Do you hold a current unrestricted Virginia license as a Licensed Practical Nurse?
2. Hold a high school diploma or equivalent?
3. Have two years of direct patient care experience as a LPN?
4. Have a least one year of long term or assisted living experience in the past three years?

Click here to apply

Monday, November 28, 2016

Make more $$$ by taking our Med Tech course!

Guess what? Your training doesn't just stop as a CNA! You can earn even more by becoming a Certified Medication Aide. The average hourly rate is $11.81 according to Yes becoming a CNA is a great thing, but our Medication Aide program is even shorter than our CNA and costs less! Yes, you read that right, you can get even higher pay in less time for less money. It's a no brainer really and a lot of our students enroll right after they graduate. If you're one of the people that did not enroll, there's no time like the present. Trust us, it's the next natural step in your career in healthcare. Now enrolling from December 5th! Call us today and reserve your spot (804) 353-1747

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Earn $25 TODAY!

We have a lot of graduates from Virginia School for Nurse Aides, in fact there is over 1,200 of you out there fulfilling jobs all over Richmond in the medical field. Your employers have high praise for all of you but your rewards don't end with your current employer. Do you know of any friends or family that are trying to start the New Year fresh at a new job and with higher pay? There is still time for them! All they have to do is give us a call and enroll for our class on November 21st, they can also do it on our website at You will earn $25 for each referral, and no there's NO LIMIT to how much you can earn for your referrals. You don't even to have graduated yet, this applies to our current students.

 So why becoming a CNA? There is a shortage of nurses in Richmond, and employers are always looking to hire. It can be a flexible work schedule so if you have kids or are completing a four year degree this could be the perfect career path for you. Just in case you need another reason, the national average for CNA pay is $11.5 an hour. Don't think those are good reasons? Well the program is ONLY 5 weeks. There really isn't anything out there like this that can get you career results so quickly.

Virginia School for Nurse Aides is....

"Where the good ones come from"

*offer only valid for current and past students 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

NightOwl, Full Time Job, Not A Morning Person?

At Virginia School for Nurse Aides we understand that not everyone can come to our classes in the morning. In fact, a lot of people can't afford to stop working while they are attending school. If you have a day job, you may not attend school at all! This is why we have developed our program to also be taken at night. The classes are small so our teachers can have the most 1 on 1 time with you and they are still only five weeks.

We think it's important to note that our course only takes five weeks because the average degree or certification usually takes much, much longer than that. Five weeks is just a little bit over a month - and it can mean getting a significant pay raise if you are working for minimum wage. We've covered how much more money you can make by taking classes as Virginia School for Nurse Aides - and we're trying to make it as easy for you as possible to do just that!

We believe in higher education but we DON'T BELIEVE it should cost and arm and a leg or take many years to complete. We want you to be successful NOW! How many schools can say that? Yes, other schools offer night classes but not at our prices. At the end of the day, Virginia School for Nurse Aides is "Where the good ones come from!".

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Going to school this fall? Find a part time job that pays more!

So you're going to VCU, University of Richmond or another school for higher education this Fall? Paying for education has never been harder. Most students will graduate with great debts if their parents can't help them out. What's worse, student loans may not cover all your expenses while you're in school.

Yes, you could have a job on the weekends working retail or in the restaurant industry. That type of labor can be quite intense, especially if you have a full load of classes. They also don't add much to your resume and they are known for not paying particularly well.

During this summer, you could take our 5 week course and become a CNA. By the time you go back to school you can get paid anywhere between $8.00-$12.00 depending on which facility you work in. This can be much higher than minimum wage and it is a job that you can work nights, if you go to school during the day, or day if you want to go school at night. You're not giving up weekends like you'd have to do if you work retail or restaurants. Most importantly, it is a job that adds to your resume and will look good to your future employers, no matter what industry you decide to work in.

Is this the first time a college student decides to do our program to support themselves through college? Not at all, in fact, there's plenty of VCU students headed to medical careers that KNOW that this is the best place for them to start. Again, you don't have to be a medical student to take advantage of this program - you just have to be hard working, interested in making more money and willing to do our five week course.

Why Virginia School for Nurse Aides? Simple. We offer payment plans, we are an accelerated course and we are just one of the best. Just watch all of the videos our students have made on our Facebook page as testimonials. Other schools take longer, are more expensive and don't have as high of a success rate as our school.