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Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant provides basic patient care under direction of nursing staff, performing patient duties such as feeding, dressing, grooming, moving, and changing linens.

Earn this certificate by completing these two classes:
  • HTH-6270 Nursing Assistant Fundamentals.
  • HTH-6290 Nursing Assistant Practice
Successful completion fulfills eligibility requirements to become a CNA by application to the Maryland Board of Nursing. To obtain a GNA Certification, students take the NNAAP Maryland Nurse Aide Exam approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

Notice: COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Clinical Placement

Clinical partners notified CSM that COVID-19 vaccination is required for clinical placement. To receive a clinical assignment Nursing and Health program students must be fully vaccinated. Students who decline to be vaccinated will need to withdraw from the nursing or health program. Vaccination documentation should be uploaded to Castle Branch.


Students must be at least 18 years of age at time of registration.

  1. Students must take the Work Keys Assessment prior to registration. Students must meet minimum scores of 4-4-4.
  2. Students must complete a background check and upload health screening information to CastleBranch. Begin this process immediately after registering for the course. Failure to complete this could result in loss of clinical spot.
  3. The first day of class is a MANDATORY orientation.
  4. This program has a 100% attendance requirement.
  5. Students should expect an additional $200-$300 expense for uniforms and Maryland Board of Nursing requirements.
  6. Regulations require students to register for HTH-6270 and the HTH-6290 together.
Students with questions or concerns may contact Kimberly Wood

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Workforce Training Certificate: Certified/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA)


Wood, Kimberly - 301-539-4017

Classes :2

Classes to Complete : 2  

Description : Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Geriatric Nursing Assistant performing delegated nursing ta...  (More)

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