Nurse Aide Education and Training

Riverside's Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services offers a Nurse Aide Education Program that combines written and clinical instruction in nursing theory and practices. When you join the Riverside team you become part of a supportive family that helps provide outstanding resident care. We are looking for candidates that have a desire to become a healthcare professional that is committed to improving the quality of life for our residents.

Training sites are located throughout the Peninsula (Hampton, Newport News), Middle Peninsula (Gloucester, Mathews, Saluda, West Point), Northern Neck (Warsaw), Isle of Wight (Smithfield), and Williamsburg.

Now accepting applications for the following classes:

February 22 to April 1, 2016

Deadline to apply: January 25, 2016
Location Option One: Riverside College of Health Careers (classroom) and The Gardens at Warwick Forest (clinical hours).
Location Option Two: Sanders Gloucester (classroom) and West Point Convalescent (clinical hours).
Hours: Day Division (6 weeks) - Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for classroom instruction and 7:30 and to 2:30 p.m. for clinical experience hours.

April 11 to July 8, 2016
Deadline to apply: March 11, 2016
Location: Riverside College of Health Careers (classroom) and Gardens at Warwick Forest (clinical hours).
Hours: Evening/Weekend Division (12 weeks) - Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for classroom instruction and Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm. for clinical experience hours.

How to apply
Download, complete, and submit the following application packet:
(In order to view these files, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available for free from the Adobe website)

Upcoming 2016 Classes

Admissions will review only application packets that are complete. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required documentation is received. Incomplete packets will not be processed. Submit application packet in person or mail to:

Riverside Education & Workforce Development Center
ATTN: Nurse Aide Education Program
316 Main Street, 1st Floor
Newport News, VA 236013_women_250

For additional information please contact (757) 240-2228 or

Helpful Links
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 and 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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