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Advanced Nurse Aide (ACNA)

Course number : 3050013   ID : 18939    Section Number : 01A
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Instructional Mode: Learn@Home and On Campus (Hybrid – Instructor-led)
Admission Requirements:
  • Students must be current, unrestricted Virginia Certified Nurse Aide for three (3) years or longer.
  • Students must have a letter of recommendation from a nurse who has supervised the student as a CNA for at least 6 months in the last 1 year.
  • Students must complete the free Advanced Nurse Aide (ACNA) Information Session to obtain approval to register.
  • Students must complete Viewpoint Compliance ($75 - not included in tuition) prior to the first Skills lab.
  • Students must have a set of solid, Navy-Blue scrubs, white socks, and shoes for skills labs and clinicals.
  • All instructional materials are included in tuition.
Technology Requirements:
  • Laptop or computer with camera and microphone, reliable internet access, Microsoft Office software, and media player software.  Chromebooks, iPads, or mobile phones are not supported.
Program Description:

Our comprehensive 140-hour Virginia Board of Nursing (VBON) approved training program prepares current Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) to provide advanced care services as well as participate in leadership activities and basic wound care to clients in the acute care, outpatient care, or long-term care settings.  The course consists of the following:
  • 80 hours of didactic instruction
  • 20 hours of skills lab instruction, and
  • 40 hours of direct patient care in a skilled nursing facility
The instructional portion will be presented online in a blended format: Synchronous (through Live Zoom) and Asynchronous (Assignments completed at home during an assignment period). Modules will include narrated power points, readings, quizzes, and other assignments. Students will attend in-person skills labs and clinicals for application of learning, i.e., practice skills, role plays, and mentoring practices. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to register with the Virginia Board of Nursing as an Advanced Certified Nurse Aide ($25 fee not included). No additional testing is required for VBON certification.  
Attendance Requirement:
  • 100% attendance is required in addition to any requirements set by the instructor to complete the class successfully. 
  • Be advised: Clinical dates and times are subject to change related to situations we cannot control (such as COVID outbreaks). Any changes will be communicated as soon as they are available to all registered students.
Financial Assistance and Scholarships: Students employed by, or wishing to gain employment with, a CMS accredited Nursing Home may be eligible for a private scholarship generously offered through the Advanced CNA Grant, awarded to LeadingAge Virginia by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) with funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment program. Career Counseling and Guaranteed Interview Program are required for participation and are facilitated through NOVA’s Career Connections Division. An additional application for scholarship funds is required.  Please complete the Advanced Nurse Aide Information Session for more information.
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Class Details

30 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri.  
  Weekly - Thu, Tue.  
  Weekly - Fri, Mon.  
  Weekly - Thu, Tue.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  NOVA Alexandria (AE)
  NOVA Workforce Online Class.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Frances Oquendo  2.Amanda Wills  3.JoAnna Collins 

CEUs : 14



Please read:  Learn@Home & On Campus (Hybrid - Instructor-led): This class has multiple schedules and locations. Class meets on campus, on the days, times, and location listed on the class schedule. Please follow COVID-related health and safety guidelines while on NOVA premises. Please stay home if you feel ill.

The class also meets online in real-time via Zoom on the days and times listed on the class schedule as NOVA Workforce Online Class. Your instructor will facilitate live online lectures and discussions. Reliable internet access and a Zoom-capable device are required. See Zoom Class Requirements for more details.

Note: Should local conditions change requiring restrictions related to COVID-19, the class will switch to fully-remote delivery or put on pause.

This class requires the use of your myNOVA account and the CANVAS online classroom. Please follow these instructions on how to activate your myNOVA account before the first day of class: How to access myNOVA and Canvas

The first day of class will be on Zoom. Please log into CANVAS prior to the first day to register for Zoom and become familiar with the website. Please complete Viewpoint before the end of the first week of class. To register and complete Viewpoint, please go to and choose Alexandria Campus-Advanced CNA for your program.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/29/2023, 05/29/2023)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
4/17/2023 - 5/9/2023 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online Amanda Wills  Lecture
5/11/2023 - 5/23/2023 Weekly - Tue, Thu 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM Alexandria, NOVA Alexandria (AE)  Map, Room: AE-216 Frances Oquendo  Laboratory
5/12/2023 - 5/26/2023 Weekly - Mon, Fri 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online Amanda Wills  Lecture
5/25/2023 - 6/8/2023 Weekly - Tue, Thu 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM TBA, TBA  Map Frances Oquendo  Clinical
6/5/2023 Mon 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online Amanda Wills  Lecture
6/12/2023 Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Alexandria, NOVA Alexandria (AE)  Map, Room: AE-216 JoAnna Collins  Laboratory

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