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Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant Course

Become a Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) collaborate with health care teams in hospitals, assisted living centers, and in individual patients’ homes to work on the front lines of the health care field by tending to patients’ most important needs. With additional certification training, today’s CNAs are learning to attend to a wide variety of patient care including delivering babies, administering medications, assisting in surgical procedures and more.

Certified Nursing Assistant Training at HCC

In six to eight weeks, you can be ready for a new career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. You’ll learn from experienced and professionally trained nursing instructors, who work and live in the community. HCC’s partnerships with area hospitals, businesses, and organizations provide CNA graduates with unique opportunities for rewarding careers.

HCC’s training meets Maryland Board of Nursing regulations. Upon successful completion of this training, you will obtain a CNA license from the Maryland Board of Nursing and be well-prepared to take the State Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) Examination.

Theory and clinical sections are taken simultaneously, but you must register for both sections. The entire program is 145 hours (100 hours of theory training and 45 hours of clinical training). You will earn 14.5 CEUs upon completion of the course.

  • Course Prerequisites

    To take the CNA course, you must:

    • Be 18 years or older
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Complete immunizations.
    • Pass a criminal background check. If you are denied access to a clinical site, you will not be able to complete the course or receive your certificate, and there will be no refund for tuition or fees.
    • Pass basic reading exam at least one week before the class start date. Call Kathy Schultz at 443-518-4981 to schedule an appointment and identify yourself as a CNA student (current ID required for testing). Allow two hours to complete the test.
  • Course Costs

    Tuition and fees for the course are $1,535. This includes $740 in fees not eligible for waiver. No refund five days prior to class starting.

    You should expect additional course costs for the criminal background check and required materials.

  • After Completing Your CNA

    In addition to gaining immediate employment after completing your CNA, you can continue developing your nursing career at HCC in the following ways:

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): Theory and Clinical *Hybrid*

This is a HYBRID course. Prepare to function as a nursing assistant in a variety of health care settings. This course has been approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. CNA provides training in life span development, vital signs, basic patient care skills, etc. Certified Nursing Assistant Theory and Clinical must be successfully completed to receive a certificate. You are eligible to take the State Geriatric Examination.  You must take both the Theory and Clinical sections. Theory-100 hours, Clinical-45 hours. No refund seven days prior to start date.  10.0 CEUs. Theory; 4.5 CEUs. Clinical.

Requirements: Immunizations, literacy screening and criminal investigation. Students must pass a basic reading assessment, or produce proof of college transcript before registering. Before you register, or for more information, email or call 443-518-4981.

You must register for both Theory (XH-651) and Clinical (XH-652) at the same time.

Dates and times for courses will be: 

Tuition: $1,000 (includes $500 in fees)-Theory; $535 (includes $240 in fees*)-Clinical
Sat, Sun (Theory) Sep 11-Oct 03 9AM-4PM Howard Hall 122 & Online XH-651 7609 #5204 (Theory) & XH-652 7610 #5207 (Clinical)
Clinical sessions will be held Mon-Fri, October 4-8, from 7 am to 4 pm.
Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 20-Oct 15 9AM-4PM Howard Hall 122 & Online XH-651 7611 #5205 (Theory) & XH-652 7612 #5208 (Clinical)
Clinical sessions will be held Mon-Fri, Oct. 18-Oct. 22, from 7am to 4pm.
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* Fees not eligible for waiver.
** Tuition and fees not eligible for waiver for XE courses.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.


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