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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

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.

Requirements: Immunizations and criminal investigation required. You must take both the Theory and Clinical sections. Theory-100 hours, Clinical-45 hours. Students must have an American Social Security number, pass a criminal background check, complete medical forms, be able to read, write and understand basic American English and be 18 years old.

Contact or call 443-518-4981 for more information or to register. Book is included in the tuition. 10.0 CEUs. No refund seven days prior to start date.

Must complete both XH-651 and XH-652 to receive completion certificate.

Dates and times for courses will be: 

Tuition: $1,000 (includes $500 in fees)-Theory; $535 (includes $240 in fees*)-Clinical
Mon, Wed, Fri (Theory) Jan 04-Jan 20 9AM-4PM Howard Hall 122 XH-651 7636 #8838 (Theory) and XH-652 7637 #8841 (Clinical)
Clinical sessions will be held Mon-Fri, January 23 to January 27, from 7am to 4pm. Howard Hall 122
Sat, Sun (Theory) Jan 07-Jan 29 9AM-4PM Howard Hall 122 XH-651 7634 #8837 (Theory) and XH-652 7635 #8840 (Clinical)
Clinical Sessions will be held Mon-Fri, January 30 to February 3, from 7am to 4pm. Howard Hall 122.
Sat, Sun (Theory) Apr 22-May 14 9AM-4PM Howard Hall 122 XH-651 7638 #8839 (Theory) and XH-652 7639 #8842 (Clinical)
Clinical Sessions will be held Mon-Fri, May 15 to May 19, from 7am to 4pm. Howard Hall 122.
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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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