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Nurse Assistant / Nurse Aide / CNA Training

Moon River Nursing Careers, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is proving students with the required Nurse Assistant/Nurse Aide training to take the Board of Nursing exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). In just 5 weeks you can be ready to work as a healthcare professional.


  • Combines the flexibility of online training with instructor-led skills check
  • Start taking your online portion immediately
  • Convenient locations and times for in-person or virtual skills check with experienced instructors

The Nurse Assistant/Nurse Aide Training course includes:

  • 50 hours of on-line instruction using the American Red Cross curriculum
  • 30 hours of skills lab
  • 40 hours of clinical training at a long-term care facility
    All sessions in our skills lab are done in full compliance with the CDC recommendations for social distancing.


  • September 1 – October 21, 2021

Students have the option to join the 8 am – 12 noon, or 5 pm – 9 pm class for the skills lab sessions.
Classes are offered daytime, evenings or weekends, so join the class that is most convenient for you.

The on-line course includes professionally produced videos that students can view from their home at a time that is convenient for them. The on-line learning is blended with the lab sessions so that students can practice the skills as they are learning them.
Please call/text Betsy at (703) 955-1811 to schedule an appointment to tour our school or request an appointment.
As a nursing assistant, you can make a difference in the lives of your patients. Reserve your seat today! We look forward to meeting you!


WHY select Moon River Nursing Careers for your Nurse Assistant training?

Moon River Nursing Careers is an accredited school in Ashburn, VA approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Our school provides you with online instruction and hands-on training taught by professional instructors who love to share their passion for working in healthcare. The instructors are interested in helping each student reach his/her professional goals.

We use a Blended Learning model to train nursing assistants. This amazing curriculum is offered by Moon River Nursing Careers in partnership with American Red Cross. The 50 hour online Nurse Assistant curriculum uses professionally produced videos to teach students. The movie presentation format allows students to follow a new CNA as she begins working with patients at an assisted living community. Students gain understanding of the tasks the new aide performs and the relationships she develops with her patients. This online training that can be done from your home at a time that is convenient for you. The 70 hours hands-on training in the Moon River Nursing Careers skills lab allows students to practice skills a few days a week as they are learning them.

Whether a student’s goal is to become a CNA or to go to nursing school or medical school, the Nurse Assistant training provides valuable training. The classes are small, so students get lots of individual attention. Lab and clinical sessions are offered in four hour time slots and can be scheduled mornings, evenings, or weekends so you can join the class that is most convenient for you. Moon River Nursing Careers is “family friendly” and lab sessions are scheduled at a variety of times to fit into a student’s busy life.

Why choose a career in healthcare?

As a nursing assistant, you can make a difference in the lives of your patients. It can be a rewarding career path with a sense of personal fulfillment. Please call/text Betsy at (703) 955-1811 to reserve your seat or to find out more about our Nurse Assistant training programs. Students also can start the enrollment process by filling out the Request An Appointment form on our website. We look forward to meeting you!

Moon River Nursing Careers accepts private pay students and low-income students can apply for federal funding.


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