• Welcome to TMT where students learn having fun (yes, these are really TMT students)! Our Board of Nursing Approved/SCHEV Certified curriculum is unlike any other. Come see what all of the talk is about.

CNA Training


Becoming a Certified Nurses Aide (Nursing Assistant) is beneficial for the following reasons:

  • A stepping stone to an LPN or RN career
  • A stable career in the medical field
  • Training to care for a loved one
  • Personal growth and new skills


Tidewater Medical Training's (TMT) state approved curriculum is well known and has been developed specifically for your success. Our state-of-the-art classroom and skills lab has been specifically designed for medical training.  With modern projection equipment, hospital beds, life-like mannequins, and closets stocked with medical supplies your learning experience will prepare you for the real world. The state approved curriculum is presented using a combination of on-screen presentations, informative videos, engaging lectures, and lively discussions, along with books, homework, quizzes and exams.  Yes, this is like going back to school only the TMT staff are here to help you every step of the way! The best part?  You take the certification exam right here at TMT.  There is no need to go elsewhere for testing. 

Take a look at all the reasons why TMT is right for you:

Course Number: NA1000Course Title: Nurse Aide

Hours: 137 (97 classroom/skills lab hours & 40 clinical hours)

This nursing fundamentals course prepares the student to assess and provide for the basic physical and emotional needs of clients in all arenas of healthcare; prepares the student for the State Certification Examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. The clinical portion of the program is an opportunity for students to competently and safely transfer classroom theory into practice with instructor guidance and supervision. This course is required by the Virginia State Board of Nursing for Certified Nursing Assistants.

Program Entrance Requirements:  

  • High School Diploma, college transcripts, GED, or Eligibility Exam 
  • No felonies or Barrier Crimes that will prevent Board of Nursing approval to test
  • Tuberculosis /PPD test
  • Hepatitis B vaccination or signed statement declining vaccination
  • Current CPR certification (will be offered during the class for an additional fee if needed)

 Required texts/other materials: Provided 

Program Cost: 

Tuition: $700.00
Non-Refundable Registration:      $100.00
Books & Materials $50.00
Criminal History Check $30.00
Total:   $880.00

Installment Payment Plan is Available: Registration fee, books & materials fee, criminal history check fee due at registration.  Remaining balance paid weekly in even installments during the course.  Balance must be paid in full by graduation. 

Course Goals:

At the end of this course the student will be able to: 

  • Competently provide direct care to clients in all arenas of healthcare
  • Pass the State Certification Examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant


Subjects Covered:

Role in Healthcare AHA CPR Certification
Communication Hygiene/Basic Care
Client's Rights/Independence Body Mechanics and Range of Motion
Infection Control Skin Care
Body Systems Turning, Positioning, and Transferring Clients
Managing the Client Environment Assisting Clients to Toilet
Vital Signs Mental Health of the Client
Measuring Intake & Output Social Aspects of Client Care
Client Safety Care of Special Needs Clients
Managing Emergencies Care of the Dying Client
Legal Aspects of Care Grooming/Dressing
Eating and Hydration Basic Restorative Care
Admission, Transfer, and Discharge           Professional Behaviors of the CNA


Are you ready for an adventure? 


Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How often are classes held?

  We offer multiple courses at multiple locations so a new course may start every week or two.  Please visit our course calendar for specific start dates.

Q: Are there day and evening classes?

A: Yes, at both Hampton and Virginia Beach campuses.

Q: How much is the class?

A: See our  Tuition and Fees Page

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes.  Please contact the Admissions office to learn more. 

Q: Do you offer financial aid?

A:  Many of our students receive financial assistance from local government agencies (DHS, Opportunity Inc.), military spouse programs (MyCAA), community organizations, volunteer associations and employers. Please talk with an Admissions Representative for more information. 

Q: What do I wear to class?

A: Scrubs are required during the entire course. White scrubs are the required uniform for the clinical experience.  The dress code will be further discussed during orientation. 

Q: How soon after graduation can I work?

A: You can work immediately after graduation in some facilities while others may require certification first.  Please contact the specific facility to learn more.  

Q: Where do I take the certification test?

A: We are one of the few schools certified to do in-house testing!  You will take the certification test here at Tidewater Medical Training.

 Two convenient, state-of-the-art campuses to serve all of your training needs! 

Hampton Campus
1503 Hardy Cash Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. 

Virginia Beach Campus
1300 Diamond Springs Road, Suite 102
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455