Certified Nursing Assistant & Geriatric Nursing Assistant
CNAs perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. Duties include answering patients’ call lights, serving meals, making beds, and helping patients eat, dress and bathe. CNAs work on day, evenings and weekends shifts in hospitals and long term care facilities.
Minimum of 16 years of age or older. Most employers require 18 years or older and high school diploma or GED.
Information Unique to the Training
The program requires study time outside of class and includes college level texts. Tests must be passed prior to the clinical experience. The clinical requires written documentation of MMR immunity, negative TB test or chest x-ray within the last 12 months, Hepatitis B immunity or waiver. The GNA Certification exam is administered after successful completion of the clinical (cost included in course cost). You must take the college Reading placement test prior to enrolling in the program.
*The Maryland Board of Nursing requires fingerprinting and background checks (at additional cost).
Courses to Complete
AHE046 CPR Healthcare Provider/BLS or Card
AHE196 Professional Preparation in Healthcare
- Core Courses
AHE042 Certified Nursing Assistant Training Part 1 (Theory)
AHE580 Certified Nursing Assistant Training Part 2 (Clinical)
AHE455 GNA Skills Lab
Approximate Number of Hours
Approximate Training Cost*
Upon successful completion of this training, you are eligible to be awarded a CNA license from the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Related Continuing Education Courses
AHE588 Medicine Aide Training (requires one year employment as GNA)
Estimated Hourly Wage**
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.
For information about the 1-year credit certificate (PN), the A.S. degree (RN) or the A.A. transfer degree, call the Admissions Office at 410-386-8430.