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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.

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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. This Hybrid course meets one day a week for clinical skills lab with the instructor. All other instruction is online.)

Dates and times for courses will be: 

Tuition: $1,000 (includes $500 in fees)-Theory; $535 (includes $240 in fees*)-Clinical
Sat, Sun (Theory) Apr 23-May 15 9AM-4PM Howard Hall 122 & Online XH-651 7638 #8983 (Theory) and XH-652 7639 #8986 (Clinical)
Clinical sessions will be held Mon-Fri, May 16 to May 20, from 7am to 4pm.
Wed, Thu Jul 01-Jul 22 9AM-5PM Howard Hall 122 & Online XH-651 7600 #4202 (Theory) and XH-652 7601 #4206 (Clinical)
Clinical Sessions will be held Mon-Fri, Jul 18 to Jul 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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