Nurse Aide Training Programs in Maryland

The Red Cross chapter in Maryland is offering nursing assistant training classes to students interested in finding competitive jobs in the health care environment. The skills and knowledge you will gain while completing this program prepares you to provide quality care for residents in nursing homes, for home-bound patients, and for hospitalized clients. The nurse aide course is not only approved by the state of Maryland but also meets federal CNA training requirements for preparing individuals to challenge the nursing assistant examination. You can expect to complete the entire course in four or five weeks of intense classroom instruction and clinical training.

The Red Cross CNA training class is composed of seventy-two (72) hours of classroom and laboratory instruction augmented by forty-two (42) hours of clinical, hands-on experiences. The one hundred and fourteen (114) program hours will be spent in lectures, clinical training, videos reflecting clinical skills, and laboratory practice. Nurse aide students benefit from state-of-the-art classrooms which include all needed materials such as hospital beds, a Hoyer lift, weight scale, wheelchairs, and practice mannequins. The program accepts applicants who are at least eighteen (18) years old.

Nursing Assistant Classes in Anne Arundel County

It Works Learning Center, Inc. Nursing Assistant Training Program - Annapolis
1419 Forest Drive, Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Baltimore Washington Medical Center - Glen Burnie
301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Millennium/Trans Health of Marley Neck Nursing Assistant Class - Glen Burnie
7575 East Howard Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060

Job Corps Woodland Center Nursing Assistant Course - Laurel
3300 Fort Meade Road, Laurel, MD 20724

Millennium/Trans Health South River LLC. - Edgewater
144 Washington Road, Edgewater, MD 21037

Genesis Eldercare CNA Course - Severna Park
24 Truckhouse Road, Severna Park, MD 21146

Glen Burnie Health and Rehabilitation Center Nurse Aide Training Course
7355 Furnace Branch Road East, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060

Spa Creek Genesis Eldercare - Annapolis
35 Milkshake Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403

Mariner Health of North Arundel Nurse Assistant Program
313 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

Future Care Chesapeake - Arnold
305 College Parkway, Arnold, Maryland 21012

Crofton Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center
2131 Davidsonville Road, Crofton, Maryland 21114

Anne Arundel Community College Department of Nursing - Arnold
101 College Parkway, Arnold, Maryland 21012

Center of Applied Technology North CNA Course - Severn
800 Stevenson Road, Severn, Maryland 21144
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Anne Arundel Medical Center Nurse Aide Program - Annapolis
2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Center of Applied Technology South - Edgewater
211 Central Ave. East, Edgewater, MD 21037
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

CNA Programs in Caroline County

Caroline Career and Technology Center - Ridgely
10855 Central Ave., Ridgely, MD 21660
This nurse aide program is offered to high school students only.

Caroline Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center Nurse Assistant Program - Denton
520 Kerr Ave., Denton, Maryland 21629

CNA Programs in Wicomico, Talbot, Howard, Kent and Dorchester 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

Niesha M. on July 23, 2013 at 05:09 AM
How long does it take to get the CNA certificate itself while in school taking courses?

Admin on July 25, 2013 at 08:14 PM
Nursing assistant programs vary in length depending on the school or facility offering the training. CNA courses may take anywhere between three to twelve weeks. Once you complete the training you may schedule the nurse aide competency test right away. Candidates who pass the examination become state certified right away and receive the actual certificate in a couple of weeks, usually within one month.

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

I am trying to get some info on where to start in the health care profession. Is it better to start as a CNA or LVN?

I am a pre-nursing student. Is it true that becoming a CNA and getting the experience, really helps you with clinicals in nursing school?

How can I tell if my CNA certificate is active? If it is not active how do I go about renewing it?

How can I get a copy of my CNA certification?

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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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