Nurse Aide Training Programs in Maryland

If you are a CNA in a state other than Maryland and plan to find a nursing assistant job in this state, then you need to know how to go about endorsing your CNA certification. The process of endorsement, or certification transfer is not always the same in every state. Maryland has specific rules when it comes to recognizing the credentials of an out-of-state certified nursing assistants. The first requirement to qualify for endorsement (also called reciprocity or transfer of certification) is to make sure that the CNA training requirements in your state are similar to those in Maryland.

What this means is that the nurse aide program you have completed needs to have at least the same amount of training hours as does a state approved CNA course in Maryland (sixty hours of theory and forty hours of clinical training). Only a few states match this requirement, and applicants from the following states qualify for immediate endorsement once they apply: Delaware, Virginia, Oregon, New York, Illinois, West Virginia, Kansas, Idaho, Maine, and Florida. Applicants from states other than the ones mentioned above must challenge the state CNA exam in order to prove competency and become certified in Maryland. If you fall in this last category then you need to contact a Maryland approved CNA training program and make arrangements for testing.

CNA Classes in Baltimore County

Spring Grove Hospital Center Nursing Assistant Program - Catonsville
55 Wade Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228

Community College of Baltimore County Health and Allied Health Nurse Aide Training
7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21237
Offers EMT to CNA training programs.

Genesis Eldercare Franklin Woods - Baltimore
9200 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21237

Genesis Eldercare Nurse Aide Course - Cromwell Center
8710 Emge Road, Baltimore, MD 21234

Stella Maris Hospice Nurse Aide Training - Towson
2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Maryland 21204

Future Care Cherrywod Nurse Aide Training Program - Reisterstown
12020 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

Western School of Technology and Science CNA Program - Baltimore
100 Kenwood Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21228
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Sollers Point/SE Technical Hight School Nursing Assistant Program - Baltimore
325 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21222
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Community College of Baltimore County - Health and Allied Health
7200 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21222

Milford Mill Academy Nurse Aide Course - Baltimore
3800 Washington Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21244
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Genesis Eldercare Brightwood Center Nurse Aide Training Course - Lutherville
515 Brightfield Road, Lutherville, MD 21093

St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center - Baltimore
3320 Benson Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21227

Genesis Eldercare Nurse Aide Program - Catonsville Commons
16 Fusting Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21228

Ghandhi's Institute of Health Foundation - Baltimore
6666 Security Blvd, Baltimore, Maryland 21207

Genesis Eldercare Nurse Aide Training Program - Heritage Center
7232 German Hill Road, Dundalk, Maryland 21222

Millennium/Trans Health of Liberty Heights - Baltimore
4017 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21207

Nursing Assistant Training Programs in Worcester County

Worcester Career Technology Center - Newark
6268 Worcester Highway, Newark, MD 21841
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Nurse Aide Classes in Allegany, Somerset and Charles Counties, 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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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Felica G. on July 16, 2014 at 02:23 PM
How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?

Admin on July 19, 2014 at 10:51 PM
Nursing assistant training courses may take anywhere between three weeks to three months to complete, depending on the facility or school which offers the program. To enroll in nurse aide classes you must meet certain admission criteria pertaining to education, health, and background history. Those who are accepted into CNA classes must complete both the classroom and hands-on practice sessions to graduate. Finally, one must pass a final exam which tests a candidate's skills and abilities to practice correctly and safely. When you pass this final test you become a certified nurse aide.

After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?

I am in the military and I do not have too much time to actually attend a regular CNA program. Who offers online CNA classes?

How do I sign up for CNA training? I am having trouble finding the shortest training program in my area. Can you help me?

How long does it take to get the CNA certificate itself while in school taking courses?

Can you share any tips or advice regarding CNA job interviews?

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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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