CNA Course Covers:

-Patient/Resident Rights

-Roles and Responsibilities of the Health Care Team

-Legal Issues for Nursing Staff pertaining to the CNA

-Medical Terminology

-Infection Control

-Documentation Skills

-Patient Care: Vital Signs, Bathing, Dressing, Feeding, etc.

-Hands on nursing care to patients, residents, and clients in a variety of health care settings.

So how is it a rewarding career you ask?

Consider the following, you are making a difference in not only the lives of you patients, but also their friends and families.  You have the ability to make a significant impact in their life, as you engage and interact most of your time with the patient.  Not only that, you are making people’s lives more comfortable.  There is never a dull day as it will never be a mundane experience.

Now on to stability.  Who does not want that?  With our fluctuating economy, job growth, for CNA’s is projected to grow at about 28% much faster than the average for all other occupations through 2016 (US Bureau of Labor).  You can expect a stable income and make anywhere from $9.00-$14.00 an hour depending on your location.

This career choice offers infinite opportunities, including: a vast availability of jobs, job growth, and low barrier of entry as training only takes a few weeks.

Now, where can I work as a CNA?  Fortunately, you can have your pick as there are several different health care settings.  Here are a few examples:

-Nursing Homes

-Home Health Care Agencies

-Assisted Living Facilities


-Medical Clinics

First Nursing Academy is certified by the Virginia Board of Nursing.  We even provide job placement once you successfully complete the competency exam.  How much easier does it get?  Give us a call and speak to our admissions personnel to sign up for the best career decision you can make!  We look forward to seeing you in our classroom!

First Nursing Academy

10560 Main Street #420
Fairfax VA 22030

It’s not easy for people with disabilities to access health care services. Some of the barriers presented to these individuals include: prohibitive costs, limited availability of services, physical barriers, and inadequate skills and knowledge of health workers.

Disabled individuals in low income areas cannot afford the transportation costs and cannot afford the health services deemed necessary. 51-53% of people with disabilities are unable to afford health care as compared to 32-33% of non-disabled individuals in low income areas.

Sometimes, the disabled can afford the needed health care services but the appropriate services may not be available for individuals with disabilities.

Disabled individuals may be presented with a situation where the hospital, clinic, or physician’s office is not handicap friendly. The doors may be too narrow for a wheel chair to fit. There may be inadequate bathroom facilities, internal steps, inaccessible parking areas, etc., which may create barriers for disabled individuals. Immobile women cannot attend certain breast cancer screening events because the mammography equipment is designed for standing women.

There are many circumstances where the health care provider is not knowledgeable on how to treat disabled individuals. Disabled individuals are four times more likely to report being treated badly. Sometimes, they are even denied care from the health care professional.

This is why there is a need for more educated HHA’s. For more information please contact us at (703) 722 – 8900 or stop by at our nursing school at 10560 Main Street #420 Fairfax VA 22030.

Certified nursing assistants, home health aides, and caregivers are the few types of jobs which are currently in demand. Not only are they in demand their future prospect looks glowing. With the baby boomers retiring, we need individuals to take care of the growing population of the elderly. There is currently a shortage of CNA’s, HHA, and other caregivers in the United States and this shortage looks dismal. The United States Department of Labor predicts a 20% increase in caregiver and CNA jobs between 2014 and 2020, which is faster than the average for any other occupation. Some statistics to note are the following:


  • 90% of CNA’s are female and 10% are male.
  • 11% of CNA’s have less than one year experience.
  • 45% of CNA’s have one to four years of experience.
  • 20% of CNA’s have five to nine year experience.


CNA and caregivers are similar professions but the pay differs according to the specific task at hand. CNA’s and HHA’s are required to complete state-approved certification and be licensed in the state of Virginia. This license gives a CNA more authority and responsibility as compared to a caregiver. This license also enables CNA’s to receive a higher salary.

For more information please contact us at (703) 722 – 8900 or stop by at our nursing school at 10560 Main Street #420 Fairfax VA 22030