Purpose: This career oriented program qualifies the successful student to be registered with the Maryland Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Students completing the program will also take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination for geriatric nursing assistants.
Curriculum: Course content includes basic nursing skills, standard of care related to basic nursing skills, disease processes, systems review, nutrition, and infection control. The program consists of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences.
- College placement tests in English and math (Students must contact the Testing Center to complete)
- Completion of ENG 098
- Completion of MAT 098
Final Acceptance: Completion of required paperwork prior to program deadline. Deadlines are dependent upon the college semester calendar and are different each semester. In addition:
- Students must be able to meet the program’s technical standards
- Satisfactory completion of a health examination record and all required tests and immunizations
- Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification
- Completed Hepatitis waiver (if applicable) and Medical Expense form
- Students must successfully pass a drug screen and criminal background check
Program Requirements: Students practice skills and procedures in the college laboratory. All students must receive a minimum grade of 80% in the theory portion of the course. Students must also receive a mark of satisfactory in the skills laboratory to advance to clinical experience. Students are required to successfully pass the clinical experience in order to pass the course. Students who receive a final mark of unsatisfactory in the clinical laboratory or clinical experience, despite a passing theory grade, will not be permitted to complete the program and will receive a final grade of “F” for the course.
Students who do not meet program or course standards that result in dismissal from the Certified Nursing Assistant program are not eligible for readmission. This includes students who cannot meet safety standards, and students who violate the college’s Honor Code and Standards of Conduct.
Students must have a Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number for certification as a nursing assistant in Maryland per Maryland Board of Nursing requirements.