Patient Care Technician / Nurse Aide

Nurse Aide Program (NUR 27)

Start your career ladder in nursing by taking an entry-level healthcare class to become a Nurse Aide. In this course, you will learn the skills required of a nurse aide and how to assist patients of all ages with their day-to-day care. Successful completers of the Nurse Aide program course (NUR27) are eligible to take the Virginia state exam to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Patient Care Technician Career Studies Certificate

The additional courses listed below can be applied to the Patient Care Technician certificate and meet general education requirements and/or prerequisites for applying to the college’s nursing program.

Career Studies Certificate
1 Year (2 Full-Time Semesters)

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Laurel Ridge Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

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Admissions Requirements

Students are required to have a background check and a drug screen. Failure to pass either will prevent the students from continuing course. Students must also complete health and physical forms.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education under 34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e), requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided below is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices:

Program Disclosure

Gainful Employment Information

Academic Plan, Course List, and Program Information


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