Nurse Aide Training Programs in Maryland

One of the leading private schools offering comprehensive CNA and GNA training courses in Lanham, Maryland, is Nurse One Incorporated. Students looking to obtain two certifications by completing a single program are encouraged to consider the one hundred and twenty (120) hours certified nurse aide - geriatric nurse aide program. Only a certified geriatric nurse assistant (GNA) may be employed in licensed, comprehensive long-term care facilities in the state of Maryland, while a certified nurse aide (CNA) may be employed in hospitals and assisted living facilities. Having dual certification broadens your employment options and gives you flexibility when looking for the highest paying job. Nurse One CNA - GNA training classes are approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission as well as the Maryland Board of Nursing.

The total cost for this training program is close to $1,000 and students have the option to make installment payments. Completing the course gives nursing assistant trainees the right to challenge the GNA state examination. Successfully passing the written and skills components of the geriatric nurse aide exam results in certification as a geriatric nurse aide in Maryland. A person certified as a GNA in Maryland is awarded a single certification card which indicates the individual is qualified to practice as a certified nurse aide as well as a geriatric nurse aide. Certification renewal occurs every two years, it renews both your CNA and GNA credentials, and it costs approximately $20 for those renewing it for the first time.

CNA Training Classes in Baltimore

Good Samaritan Hospital Renal Dialysis/Med Star Health - Baltimore
5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21239
Offers a CNA-DT (dialysis technician) training program.

Bon Secours Hospital Nurse Aide Course - Baltimore
2000 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21223

Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center Nurse Aide Program - Baltimore
2434 West Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215

IDF-Independent Dialysis Foundation CNA Training Program - Baltimore
840 Hollins Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Offers a CNA-DT (dialysis technician) training program.

Genesis Eldercare Hammonds Lane Nursing Assistant Program - Brooklyn Park
613 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

Caroline Center Nurse Aide Training Course - Baltimore
900 Somerset Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

American Red Cross - Baltimore City
4700 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore MD 21215

Millennium/Trans Health of Northwest LLC. Nurse Aide Course - Baltimore
4601 Pall Mall Road, Baltimore, MD 21215

Good Samaritan Hospital Nurse Aide Training - Baltimore
5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21239

Baltimore City Community College CNA Course
710 East Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Coppin State University Helene Fuld School of Nursing CNA Program - Baltimore
2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

Sojourner-Douglass College Nurse Aide Program - Baltimore
200 North Central Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Baltimore City Public Schools - Dunbar, Edmondson - Westside Harbor City
200 East North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Millennium/Trans Health of Franklin Square CNA Training Course - Baltimore
1217 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21223

Johns Hopkins Bayview Geriatric Center - Baltimore
5500 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore, MD 21224

Bon Secours Hospital - Baltimore
2000 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Offers a CNA-DT (dialysis technician) training program.

CNA Training Classes in Montgomery County, Maryland

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

CNA Programs in Maryland

Maryland Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program Providers
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Nurse Aide Programs in the State of Maryland.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Cassie on August 24, 2009 at 10:43 AM
I just moved from Wisconsin to Maryland and I'm having a bit of a problem. I've never heard of this reciprocity thing and I'm wondering if it applies to all states; because on Maryland's Board of Nursing website they list states that they accept CNA license transfers from and Wisconsin is not one of them, it says I have to take their state test. Should I still inquire about the reciprocity forms?

Admin on August 25, 2009 at 12:25 PM
Each state is different when it comes to rules and regulations governing the practice of certified nursing assistants. It is true that Maryland accepts endorsement applications only from individuals certified in ten states: Delaware, Illinois, New York, West Virginia, Florida, Kansas, Oregon, Idaho, Maine, and Virginia. According to the Maryland Board of Nursing, nursing assistants from a state other than the ones listed above, who wish to become certified in Maryland, must complete a board approved 100 hour CNA training program. You should call the state board of nursing and verify that this information is correct.

What is the cost of the Nurse One Inc. CNA/GNA program and how do I apply?

Can international registered nurses apply for the nurse assistant classes in Maryland?

Can you give me more information about the free CNA training course at the Salisbury Center location in Maryland?

Can I enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do nursing assistant classes take to complete?

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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