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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 90. Board of Nursing
Chapter 25. Regulations Governing Certified Nurse Aides

18VAC90-25-71. Certification by examination.

A. To be placed on the registry and certified by examination, the nurse aide must:

1. Have satisfactorily completed:

a. A nurse aide education program approved by the board;

b. At least one clinical nursing course that includes at least 40 hours of clinical experience involving direct client care within the past 12 months while enrolled in a nursing education program preparing for registered nurse or practical nurse licensure; or

c. A nursing education program preparing for registered nurse licensure or practical nurse licensure;

2. Pass the state examination required by the board; and

3. Submit the required application and testing fee as prescribed by the board.

B. An applicant who fails to take the board-approved skills and written portions of the state examination within two years of completion of the training or who has failed the examination in three attempts shall reenroll and successfully complete another approved nurse aide training program before reapplying.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3005 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. July 25, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 10, eff. February 27, 2014; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2019.

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