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Campus News

October 30th, 2018

Certified Nursing Assistants ready for next step

GC students to pursue CNA licenses through Maryland Board of Nursing

Garrett College is pleased to recognize another group of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students that completed the program, instructed by Karen Neel. Offered through Continuing Education & Workforce Development, the CNA program consists of 75 hours in both the classroom and lab setting.

Following the classroom portion, students complete 40 hours of an externship while working with experienced CNAs in a clinical setting. After successful completion of the externship and required skills testing, students are able to apply for their CNA licenses issued through the Maryland Board of Nursing.

Certified Nursing Assistants provide direct care to patients, clients, or residents. Working as a team member, the CNA takes vital signs and helps patients bathe, dress, eat, and go to activities. A certified nursing assistant works under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical or vocational nurse (LPN/LVN) to give personal, hands-on care to patients, residents, or clients. The CNA delivers assistance with essential daily tasks such as dressing, eating, toileting, and personal hygiene.

Orientation dates are currently being set up for the spring program and registrations are being accepted. Early registration is encouraged as there are limited seats available.

The spring class will begin on March 26, 2019 and will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center located in Accident. For additional information about the CNA program or to register, contact Doug Beitzel at 301-387-3772 or

Garrett College recognizes CNA students. Seated from left to right are: Andrea Davis, Bailey Hoffman, Kerri Friend, Amanda Otto. Standing are: Octavia Yutzy, April Miller, Nicole Warnick, Khuzwayo Tembo, Lisa Kroll.