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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-2251
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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

  Financial Assistance is available for this  program 

Healthcare

Certified Nursing Assistant/
Geriatric Nursing Assistant           High Demand

Download the printable version of this Career Starters program.

CLICK HERE for CNA Testing and Registration Information.

 

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.

CAREER STARTER

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.



TRAINING PROGRAM
Course Class Hours
HTH 6270 Nursing Assistant Fundamentals

90

HTH 6290 Nursing Assistant Practice

76

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.

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CAREER ADVANCEMENT 

Did you know there are opportunities to advance your career by earning licensure or an associate's degree at CSM?








 
CMA*
CNA/GNAs employed by a long-term care facility with at least one-year of experience may want to obtain Certified Medicine Aide (CMA) certification to obtain greater advancement. CMA courses are typically offered in the fall semester. 
TRAINING PROGRAM
COURSE                                   CLASS HOURS
HTH-5590 Certified
Medicine Aide
 
66

 
  CERTIFICATE:  LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE *

ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE: NURSING  *

BACHELOR'S DEGREE: NURSING
CSM offers a seamless transition to Stevenson University for a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
*Offered at CSM, call 301-934-7766 or
askme@csmd.edu for more information.
 

PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN*

TRAINING PROGRAM

COURSE
CLASS
HOURS

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

For more information contact:
Kelly Winters, MSN, RN, CPP
Director Healthcare
301-934-7503
kwinters@csmd.edu
Alise Jorgensen
Course Manager
301-934-7581
AJorgensen@csmd.edu 
Sarah Butler
Administrative Assistant
301-539-4778
SButler2@csmd.edu 

For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

“People who are interested in, and suited for, nursing should have excellent job opportunities.”

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics