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1. Astar Education Institute, Washington DC Metro Area
Courses / Programs
• Located in Manassas VA, in the Washington DC Metro Area, Astar Education Institute provides three allied health / vocational training programs for American and international students.

• Astar's Vocational Programs give students the training they need to enter a new healthcare career and forge a path to success.

• We provide a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program, a Certified Medication Aide (CMA) program, and a Personal Care Aide (PCA) course.

• We are committed to providing students with the skills and opportunities they need to have a bright future in the career of their choice.

• We also ensure that students are successful and have a positive educational or employment experience whether you are a local or an international student.
Vocational Training / Allied Healthcare Programs:
- For U.S. and international students

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program:
• Duration: 4 weeks
• Combination of theory & clinical practice

Personal Care Aide (PCA) Training Program:
• Duration: 1 week
• Includes guaranteed job placement

Certified Medication Aide (CMA) Training Program:
• Duration: 3 weeks

CPR Certification Course:
• Duration: 3-5 hours

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2. Cardinal Institute for Health Careers
Courses / Programs
Cardinal Institute for Health Careers is an allied health training center in Stafford County VA, just 5 minutes from Downtown Fredericksburg at Route 17 and I-95 South.

We provide an entry-level Personal Care Aide (PCA) Certificate course for students who are interested in beginning a career in the healthcare industry.
Personal Care Aide (PCA) Certificate Program:

- Duration: One week / 5 days
- Course hours: 40
- Day, Evening & Weekend study options available
- Level: Beginner

Graduates will be able to be employed by local Home Care and Home Health agencies
3. Virginia School for Nurse Aides, Richmond
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in Richmond VA, Virginia School for Nurse Aides (VSNA) provides quality health care programs, including Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Personal Care Aide (PCA), Medication Aide, and CPR training. Day and night classes are available for your convenience.

Accredited by the Virginia Board of Nursing, NACES, and the American Red Cross, we specialize in CNA training. On successful completion of the CNA program, our graduates can take their State Board exams at our school. We have a high pass rate on state boards.

At VSNA, we offer a hands-on approach to clinical training, which includes an internship at an assisted living facility. Here you can use the skills and knowledge you have learned to provide medication administration and direct patient care to residents.

We keep our class sizes small to ensure that all of our students get the individual attention and instruction they need. More one-on-one attention from our experienced instructors means that you are able to understand and retain the information easier, which helps you to become a successful and confident CNA.

The atmosphere at VSNA is very student oriented; our students have flexibility with payments and control in their scheduling.
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program: 5 weeks
- Medication Aide (Med Tech) Program: 3 weeks
- Personal Care Aide (PCA) Training
- CPR Classes
4. Professional Career Institute, Richmond Campus
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in Richmond VA, Professional Career Institute (PCI) provides Allied Healthcare courses, including Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Personal Care Aide, Pharmacy Technician, and Medication Aide Technician.

At Professional Career Institute, we encourage our students to excel in all studies. We have a very high passing rate with all State boards when our students test with them.

We offer convenient payment plans to students who need that option; as well as offer day and evening courses to accommodate your schedule.

We assist students in excelling in their studies while being a student at Professional Career Institute as well as assisting with job placement assistance.

All programs can be completed within two to six weeks, and upon completion, you will receive a certificate from us.

Professional Career Institute is accredited by the respective governing bodies for each class we offer.
- CNA: Certified Nurse Aide

- Personal Care Aide

- Medication Aide Technician

- Pharmacy Technician

- CNA Refresher Course

- CPR/FIRST AID Training
5. Dominion Health Education Center
Courses / Programs
Situated less than ten miles east of Richmond in ​Henrico VA, Dominion Health Education Center provides a range of allied health training programs.

We are committed to providing quality education to prepare students for success in the healthcare field.

Through our certified courses, we train and develop professional nurse aides and medication aides committed to providing nursing care within the Virginia Board of Nursing guidelines with compassion and respect for patients.

We also offer Caregiver Basic Training, great for those desiring to become a Companion. It's also a great class for those who are now faced with taking care of a loved one and desire caregiver basic training.

​CPR/ AED/ First Aid classes are offered through our American Red Cross certified instructors. We offer courses for the lay person, as well as, the healthcare provider (BLS and CPR-Pro).
Allied Health Career Training Programs:

- Basic Caregiver Training

- Personal Care Aide ( PCA)

- Nurse Aide (CNA)

- Medcation Aide (Med Tech)

- CPR/ AED/ First Aid

​Our certificate programs are the approved curricula of the Virginia Department of Social Services, and the Department of Medical Assistance (DMAS).
6. Tidewater Community College, Division of Health Professions
Courses / Programs
Located on our Virginia Beach campus in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area in south-east Virginia, Tidewater Community College's Division of Health Professions provides a range of Certificate & Associate Degree programs in healthcare fields such as Registered Nursing, Medical Assistant, Respiratory Therapist, and more.

Tidewater Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer Associate Degree programs.

Tidewater Community College is one of the nation's largest community colleges, and provides collegiate education and training to adults of all ages and backgrounds, helping them achieve their individual goals and contribute as citizens and workers to the vitality of an increasingly global community.

We provide a comprehensive range of healthcare programs recognized for excellence by leaders of business, industry, and government, and by educators in education, including four-year colleges and universities. Our Division of Health Professions provides open access to high-quality, affordable education to prepare students for entry or advancement in the workforce.
Certificate & Associate Degree Healthcare Programs:

- Critical Care
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Emergency Medical Services
- Health Information Management
- Health Information Technology
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Medical Office Administration
- Nurse Aide
- Occupational Therapy
- Phlebotomist
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Polysomnography
- Radiologic Technology
- Registered Nursing
- Respiratory Therapist

Specific contact pages
7. Global Health College, DC Metro Area
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in the heart of Alexandria, Virginia, Global Health College is a nursing institution providing quality nursing education to the Northern Virginia, DC metro area.

Formerly named Global Health Nurse Training Services (GHNTS), Global Health College offers various nursing programs including Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (A.A.S) / Registered Nurse (RN), Practical Nursing (PN), and Nurse Aide (CNA) programs.

Our mission is to train healthcare providers who are able to function effectively within the changing healthcare system, by providing a high quality of care as critical thinkers and life-long learners. Our philosophy addresses the fundamental concepts of nursing, including client–care, environment, health and nursing practices.

The school is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and certified by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). The practical nursing program is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC).

Global Health College is located at 6101 Stevenson Avenue in Alexandria, easily accessible to I-395 and VA-401.
- Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (A.A.S) / Registered Nurse (RN)
- Practical Nursing (LPN) - Full-time (12 months - Monday to Thursday) and part-time (24 months - weekends) study options are available.
- Nurse Aide (CNA) - 10-week program
- Medical Assistant (MA)
8. Fortis College, Richmond
Courses / Programs
Located in Richmond, VA, Fortis College provides quality post-secondary healthcare career education to a diverse student population. We offer a variety of degree and diploma programs in healthcare and nursing fields that include Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy, Practical Nursing, Medical Office Administration, and more.

With an education from Fortis College Richmond you can gain the necessary training you need to gain essential problem-solving abilities, in addition to the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in existing and emerging career opportunities.

It is the mission of Fortis College to provide a learning environment that encourages its students to realize their full potential. Fortis College remains committed to providing quality education and contributing to the prosperity of the Richmond community.

Fortis College - Richmond is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Nursing & Healthcare Diploma & Degree Programs:

Associate Degree Program:
- Associate Degree in Nursing

Diploma Programs:
- Practical Nursing
- Dental Assistant
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Office Administration
- Pharmacy Technology
- Sterile Processing Technology
- Surgical Technology

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