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Advanced Nurse Aide (ACNA)

Course number : 3050013   ID : 19258    Section Number : 2233
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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.

For more information and to register for this program, please complete the Interest Form and a staff member will assist you with the registration process and available financial assistance.
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Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

NOVA Workforce Online Class

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



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
8/14/2023 - 8/31/2023 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online JoAnna Collins  Lecture

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