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Campus News

July 10, 2018

Students complete CNA course at Garrett College

Garrett College recently recognized another group of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students that completed the course, instructed by Karen Neel. The course includes 75 hours in the classroom and lab setting. Following the classroom, the students then completed 40 hours of externship, working alongside of experienced CNAs in the clinical setting. After completion of the externship and completing skills testing, the students apply for their CNA licenses through the Maryland Board of Nursing.

Certified Nursing Assistants provide direct care to patients, clients, or residents of the facility or agency that he or she works for. 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 provides assistance with essential daily tasks such as dressing, eating, toileting, and personal hygiene.

Orientation dates are currently being set up for the fall program and registrations are being taken now with a limited space available. Class is slated to start on September 4th, 2018 and will run Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am until 2:30pm at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center in Accident. For additional information about the CNA program or to register, contact Doug Beitzel, program coordinator at 301-387-3772 or


Sitting left to right: Amanda Titchenell, Becca Folk, Bethany Tippen, Chelsey Yutzy, Jeanette Bland. Standing: Mandi Knippenberg, Kristin Martin, Carrie Collins, Sylynn McMillan, Crystal High.