Certified Nursing Assistant - Garrett College
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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified Nursing Assistants work in entry-level positions in all aspects of healthcare, including medical offices, home healthcare agencies, and hospital settings. The State of Maryland regulations require that those who perform nursing tasks, delegated by a nurse for compensation, must complete an approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course of study to be certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Our two classes prepare you for CNA certification.

Those individuals who desire work in long-term care facilities (nursing homes) must, after completing the CNA course, also take the Maryland NNAAP registry test (written and skills) to become certified as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA).

Program Goals

  • Upon completion, students will be ready to apply to the Maryland Board of Nursing for the CNA certification.
  • Prepares individuals to sit for the Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) exam which, when completed, will also provide job readiness for work in long-term healthcare facilities. Additional fees apply for this test and are not included in the CNA tuition.

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
    (*Those currently enrolled in an adult education program may be eligible to enroll with program coordinator approval)
Course Hrs of Instruction Tuition & Fees (GC Res)
Certified Nursing Assistant - Theory 77 $760
Certified Nursing Assistant - Clinical 40 -
Fingerprint Fee, Criminal Background Check, Application Fee   Appx. $60
Estimated Total
GNA certification involves additional testing at a cost $105.
117 $820

Time to Complete Program

  • Approximately 2-3 months

Location of Training

Career Technology Training Center in Accident or Southern Garrett High School in Oakland

Connect with us

Contact 301-387-3087 to obtain additional information and to schedule testing.