College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
In Maryland, Certified Nursing Assistants earn from $20,300 to $39,000 annually. Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses earn anywhere from $43,784 to $96,700 annually depending on education and experience.
|Financial Assistance is available for this program|
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) provides basic patient care under the direction of the nursing staff. The Nursing Assistant is an important member of the healthcare team who often holds a high level of experience and ability; helping patients in healthcare settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and doctors’ offices.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) / CERTIFIED GERIATRIC NURSING ASSISTANT (GNA)
A Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant provides basic patient care under the direction of the nursing staff. A Nursing Assistant performs duties for patients in a healthcare setting, such as feeding, dressing, grooming, moving, and changing linens.
|HTH 6270 Nursing Assistant Fundamentals||
HTH 6290 Nursing Assistant Practice
Instructors assist students to apply to the Maryland Board of Nursing for the CNA license.
Students are required to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Exam to obtain Maryland Registry as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA), exam fees are included in the cost of the course.
Did you know there are opportunities to advance your career by earning licensure or an associate's degree at CSM?
COURSE CLASS HOURS
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN*
|HTH-5120 ECG/EKG Technician Training||15
|HTH-5130 ECG/EKG Analysis||15
|HTH-5770 ECG/EKG Technician Practicum||45
|HTH-7210 Phlebotomy Technician||60|
|HTH-7250 Phlebotomy Practicum||90|
Kelly Winters, MSN, RN, CPP
“People who are interested in, and suited for, nursing should have excellent job opportunities.”
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics