Moon River Nursing Careers provides career training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Moon River Senior Care in partnership with its school, Moon River Nursing Careers, offers the following training courses:

Home Health Aide (HHA)

This 75-hour course consists of 59 hours of online training and 16 hours in the skills lab at Moon River Nursing Careers. It includes training to work with people in either a private home or group home setting.
Home Health Aides make it possible for people to get care in the comfort of their own homes. A Home Health Aide assists with the activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, bathing, transfers, and toileting. They help with meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, and organizational tasks. They monitor a person’s wellbeing and report concerns to the supervising nurse.
Courses are offered weekdays/weekends.

For more information or to register for the upcoming course request an appointment online or  contact Julie today at (703) 801-1180 . There is a tuition reimbursement program for graduates who work as aides at Moon River Senior Care. Space is limited so reserve your seat today.

Nurse Aide

This is required course to take the Board of Nursing exam to become a CNA. The 140-hour training includes 40 hours online, 20 hours training in dementia and end-of-life care, 32 hours skills lab and 48 hours clinical experience working with patients.

Call Julie at (703) 801-1180 to learn more about the upcoming courses and to make an appointment to register.

Are you are seeking career training in healthcare? Moon River Nursing Careers in Ashburn, VA is a great place to start. Our team of nurse instructors have experience working with patients of all ages. They have knowledge of the skills needed to be a good nursing assistant. Their knowledge, along with their passion for nursing, creates a positive learning environment.

For the online portion of the course, we utilize professionally produced videos to illustrate a typical day in the life of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Students have the opportunity to experience both the joys and challenges faced by a new CNA, as well as witness the rewarding relationships formed with patients.

The skills lab sessions will be scheduled at our school where all training is done in compliance with social distancing. All students wear masks for Skills lab training during the Pandemic. There are weekday, evening and weekend options for scheduling the lab sessions and clinicals. Clinical training is taking place at a long-term care facility in Leesburg, VA.

There is an immediate need for more healthcare providers to work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and in home health. Join our Nurse Assistant / Nurse Aide classes and our community’s team of healthcare providers. Classes are offered monthly, but seats are limited. Contact us today to reserve your seat! Low-income students or those currently unemployed may qualify for federal funding. Contact us at (703) 801-1180 for more information.

The 120-hour Nurse Aide class provides the training to get started in a healthcare career. A student who completes the Nurse Aide class is prepared to take the Virginia Board of Nursing exam to become a CNA. After becoming a certified nursing assistant, a student will find there are many different career paths to pursue.  These employment opportunities include hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, memory care, medical offices and in home health. The number of jobs in this field is growing due to the number of people over the age of 70. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs for nursing assistants will grow 9 percent by 2028. This is a much faster job growth than for other occupations; therefore, a great path for stable employment.

Who should take the Nurse Aide class to become a CNA?

  • A Personal Care Aide (PCA) or a Home Health Aide (HHA) who wants to further his/her education is a great candidate. This additional training will result in more employment opportunities and higher wages
  • Pre-med, nursing, OT/PT, and other healthcare majors are a great fit.  Gaining experience in patient care helps with admission to graduate school.
  • Those seeking a new career are excellent candidates to take the CNA training. We welcome homemakers, retirees and professionals seeking a career change.
  • High school graduates who want a career in healthcare are welcome to enroll in this course. This Nurse Aide training at Moon River Nursing Careers is the first step to starting your career in healthcare.

To learn more about training to become a CNA, visit or call Moon River Nursing Careers at (703) 801-1180.

Nurse Aide refresher course for Board of Nursing exam to become a CNA

This 8-hour course includes two hours online to review the written section and take practice exams. This is followed by six hours in the skills lab to include hands-on skills practice, mock skills exam, and an opportunity to discuss the written portion. The Nurse Aide refresher course also includes additional access to online training videos. It is designed for students taking the Board of Nursing exam for the first time, those who need to take it again and those whose license has expired. Training is online and in the skills lab.

CPR Training- Coming soon!

Moon River Nursing Careers is an affiliate of Moon River Senior Care, a home health agency serving residents in Loudoun and Fairfax counties since 2014. Many students who complete the CNA training accept positions at Moon River Senior Care.

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