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For details on upcoming job fairs call our Talent Recruitment Center at (757) 534-JOBS (5627) or 1-866-929-9905.

Only special people succeed as nurse aides. We know your work is challenging -- and we also know how rewarding it can be. When you join our Riverside team, you become part of a supportive family that helps you provide outstanding resident care.

Education and Training
If your goal is to become a Certified Nurse Aide, take the first step by submitting your application to our four week Nurse Aide Education Program. You'll learn valuable skills that could put you to work right away in our Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services division.

Riverside Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services offers a Nurse Aide Education Program that combines written and clinical instruction in nursing theory and practices. In addition to training students as a Nurse Aide, the curriculum is designed to introduce the student to many disciplines present in Lifelong Health.

The four week course provides for approximately 79 hours of classroom instruction and 46 hours of clinical experience at a Riverside facility. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm for the first two weeks, and the second two weeks provide clinical instruction from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

We are looking for candidates that desire to become a healthcare professional and are committed to improving the quality of life for our residents. We receive many applications for each class and can only select up to 10 students per training session. 

For more information, view our 2-page flyer.

Turn in your application packet to be considered for future classes!

Training sites are located throughout the Peninsula and Middle Peninsula:

  • Hampton
  • Gloucester
  • Mathews
  • Newport News
  • Saluda
  • Smithfield
  • Warsaw
  • West Point
  • Williamsburg

Upcoming Class Dates for 2015 Click link below to view updated class dates and locations

  • Next Class: August 3 - September 11, 2015. Click class dates link to view details!
We have several classes throughout the year held in the Peninsula and Middle Peninsula. The link will provide you with the next available classes.

More Information and How to Apply
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Download, complete, and submit the following application packet in person or by mail:

Application Packet with Checklist  (PDF - 13 pages) Click link to view Information, Admission Application Checklist, and Application Packet

  • Application for Admission (include Disclosure Statement Form)
  • Applicant Processing Fee $10.00; We only accept signed Money Order made payable to "Riverside"
  • Essential Program Requirements Form
  • Required Essay (see Application for Admission for essay questions)
  • Enclose completed High School Transcripts or GED/Equivalent Education (see Application Checklist for instructions)
  • Two Professional Reference Forms (see Application Checklist for instructions)

Submit in person or mail to:

Riverside Nurse Aide Education Program
316 Main Street, 1st Floor
Newport News, VA 23601

We process and review completed application packets.

Call (757) 240-2228 or email for more information

Helpful Links
3_women_250 - Nurse aide information such as testing locations, test dates, candidate handbook, application and outline of process to obtain certification as a nurse aide in Virginia - Virginia Department of Health Professions, listing of accredited nurse aide programs; license look-up

The Riverside Nurse Aide Education Program is a program offered through the Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services division of Riverside Health System and approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. This is NOT a program of Riverside College of Health Careers (RCHC) and is NOT approved by any RCHC accrediting or regulating agency.

The information contained in this website is informational only, and not intended to be contractual in nature.  We reserve the right to change or alter any statements herein without prior notice.


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