Nurse Aide Training Programs in Maryland

One of the long-term care facilities which offer free CNA training programs in Baltimore, Maryland, is Genesis Eldercare. If you are interested in completing a nurse aide class without having to pay tuition costs then you might want to consider what this facility has to offer. The CNA course will include theoretical and clinical instruction under the supervision of a registered nurse for the entire length of the program. Students are expected to pay for the textbook only and be present for all classes and clinical experiences. While you are not expected to pay for this free nurse aide course, the facility trains only those who agree to work as certified nurse assistants on their premises for one year upon graduation and certification.

The benefits of such programs are obvious: not only do you get free CNA training but you also have a guaranteed paycheck for the next twelve months. Before you agree to this contract make sure you visit the facility, talk to the instructors and to other nurse assistants who work there, and find out as much as you can about that work environment. Nobody wants to be stuck in a work place they don't like, with people they do not get along with. If you decide that a free CNA course is not the right option for you, then consider a community college certified nursing assistant training program. Certified nurse aide classes offered at two-year colleges are usually affordable, provide the right training to pass the Maryland CNA exam, and come with no work obligations upon graduation.

CNA Classes in Wicomico County

Wor-Wic Community College Nurse Aide Training - Allied Health, Salisbury
32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804

Peninsula Renal Care - Salisbury
1340 South Division Street, Suite 302, Salisbury, Maryland 21804
Offers a CNA-DT (dialysis technician) training program.

Parkside High School - Wicomico Applied Technology Center - Salisbury
1015 Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury, Maryland 21804
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Genesis Eldercare Nurse Aide Program - Peninsula Regional
100 East Carroll Street, Salisbury, MD 21801

Genesis Eldercare Nursing Assistant Course - Salisbury Center
200 Civic Ave., Salisbury, Maryland 21802

Deer's Head Hospital Center - Salisbury
351 Deer’s Head Hospital, Salisbury, MD 21802
Offers a CNA-DT (dialysis technician) training program.

Shore Up CNA Training Program - Salisbury
520 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21803

Nursing Assistant Programs in Talbot County

Chesapeake College Allied Health Nurse Aide Program - Wye Mills
P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, Maryland 21679

The Pines Genesis Eldercare Nurse Assistant Program - Easton
610 Dutchmans Lane, Easton, Maryland 21601

William Hill Manor Nurse Aide Training Program - Easton
501 Dutchman’s Lane, Easton, Maryland 21601

CNA Programs in Howard County

Howard Community College - Division of Continuing Education, Columbia
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044

Millennium /Trans Health of Ellicott City Nursing Assistant Program
3000 Northridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Nurse Aide Training Programs in Kent County

Kent County High School Nurse Aide Program - Worton
25301 Lambs Meadow Road, Worton, MD 21678
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Nurse Assistant Program
415 Morgnec Road, Chestertown, Maryland 21620

CNA Training Classes in Dorchester County

Genesis Eldercare - Chesapeake Woods
525 Glenburn Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613

Dorchester County School of Technology - Cambridge
2465 Cambridge Bypass, Cambridge, MD 21613
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

CNA Courses in Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Calvert, St. Mary's and Queen Anne's Counties

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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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Alicia C. on August 05, 2009 at 08:24 PM
What is the fee for the Nurse One Inc. CNA/GNA program? How do I apply for the CNA/GNA program or are there any contact numbers that I can call?

Admin on August 06, 2009 at 10:36 PM
The cost of the CNA/GNA program at Nurse One Inc. is currently listed as $925, including the registration fee. The Certified/Geriatric Nursing Assistant Training Program offered by Nurse One Inc. consists of 120 hours of instruction with 72 hours of classroom instruction on the theories and lab skills needed to develop nursing assistant skills and 48 hours of clinical training in a local long-term care facility which allows you to observe, develop, and utilize the skills learned in the classroom. Upon successful completion of the training, you become eligible for registration with the Maryland Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and can take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination. Please keep in mind that program fees might change from semester to semester. It is a good idea to contact the nursing assistant program provider and find out the current cost. I did not find an online application, so I would suggest contacting the school by phone. The phone number for Nurse One Inc. is (301) 459-8899.

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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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