training requirements for Virginia
Virginia Department of Health
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
Virginia Board of Nursing
Virginia Board of Medicine
Virginia Board of Health Professions
Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Personal Care Aide (PCA)
- Home Health Aide (HHA)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
State Specific Training Requirements
- Personal Care Aide (PCA): There are no specific annual training requirements for PCAs in Virginia.
- HHA annual training includes topics such as infection control, patient privacy and confidentiality, and personal care skills.
- CNA annual training includes topics such as communication, infection control, and patient safety.
- LPN annual training includes topics such as nursing ethics, pharmacology, and patient care.
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Virginia may vary depending on the type of services being provided, the setting in which those services are provided, and other factors. Some home and health care agencies may require additional training or certifications beyond the minimum state requirements, depending on the specific services they provide and the needs of their clients.
- Therefore, it’s important for home and health care providers and agencies to check with their employer or a Virginia-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.