Nurse Aide Training Programs in Maryland

Caroline Center is a private, state approved school in Baltimore, Maryland, which offers free nursing assistant training classes. Certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing, the Caroline Center provides educational opportunities, job training and assistance with transitioning into the health care field to women which want to become certified nurse assistants in Maryland. Successful applicants must be residents of Baltimore City and at least twenty (20) years old. Potential students do not need a high school diploma or GED to be accepted into the CNA program.

The nurse aide course respects the state approved curriculum including concepts from various areas such as medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, mental health, and infection control. Nurse aide trainees receive CPR training and certification and benefit from clinical internships conducted at nursing homes and retirement facilities in the area. It is not uncommon for nursing assistant graduates to be offered employment at these facilities once they complete the CNA class. If you are interested in this free CNA program you should attend the next available information session offered at the Caroline Center facility.

CNA Training Classes in Washington County

Hagerstown Community College CNA Program
11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742

Washington County Technical High School C.N.A. Class - Hagerstown
50 West Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Julia Manor Health Care Center CNA Course - Hagerstown
333 Mill Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Reeders Memorial Home Nurse Aide Training Program - Boonsboro
141 South Main Street, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713

Western Maryland Hospital Center Dialysis Center CNA Program - Hagerstown
1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742
Offers a CNA-DT (dialysis technician) training program.

Western Maryland Hospital Center CNA Training Program - Hagerstown
1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, Maryland 21742

Meadow Dialysis Facility Nurse Assistant Program - Hagerstown
12931 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742
Offers a CNA-DT (dialysis technician) training program.

Williamsport Retirement Village Nursing Assistant Course
154 North Artizan Street, Williamsport, MD 21795

Nursing Assistant Training Programs in Harford County

Harford Community College Nurse Assistant Program - Belair
401 Thomas Run Road, Belair, MD 21015

Harford County Technical High School CNA Course - Belair
200 Thomas Run Road, Belair, Maryland 21015
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Citizens Care Center - Havre de Grace
415 South Market Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Mariner Health of Bel Air CNA Course
410 East MacPhail Road, Bel Air, MD 21014

Mariner Health of Forest Hill Nurse Aide Training Program
109 Forest Valley Drive, Forest Hill, Maryland 21050

CNA Classes in Garrett County

Dennett Road Manor - Oakland
1113 Mary Drive, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Southern High School CNA Training Course - Oakland
345 Oakland Drive, Oakland, Maryland 21550
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Garrett College Nurse Aide Training - McHenry
687 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541

Northern High School Nurse Aide Training - Accident
86 Pride Parkway, Accident, MD 21520
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

CNA Courses in Anne Arundel and Caroline 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

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Hailee S.on September 10, 2014 at 01:10 PM
I am really interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant. I am in the military and we go out to sea continuously. I do not have too much time to actually attend a program until next year. Who offers online CNA classes?

Admin on September 10, 2014 at 02:37 PM
Certified nursing assistant courses have both classroom and clinical instruction components. While you might be able to complete the theoretical component through an online course, the hands-on clinical training must be conducted at a facility such as a nursing home or hospital. Even if you find a program which offers online courses for the theoretical portion of the class, you still have to be present for on-site clinical training in order to complete the course. Even though you might have to wait a year until you are able to enroll and complete a nursing assistant training class, you still have the opportunity to decide on a particular school in the state where you are stationed in next. If you want to go further, contact the school and ask which textbook they use for their CNA classes. Purchasing the book and studying when you have time will prepare you for the class as well as for the state exam. Good luck!

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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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