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Maryland CNA Classes

Maryland CNA Training

The economy has been in a downturn for the past few years, and as a result, many industries are downsizing instead of expanding. People thinking about switching to a new career path are likely to find themselves competing against others with many more years of experience for the same entry level jobs. This is why so many people are going back to school so that they can gather the skills and education they need to be a competitive candidate. Someone seeking a job in the medical profession should learn more about the opportunities available to graduates of Maryland CNA classes.

Hospitals and nursing homes are finding it difficult to maintain full staffs of nurses and doctors due to the increased cost and amount of schooling necessary to earn these degrees. Therefore, nursing assistants have become a great way for medical professionals to make more efficient use of their time in the office.

Becoming a CNA in Maryland

The Maryland Board of Nursing requires nursing assistants to be certified in order to be employed in the state of Maryland. CNA is considered to be the base level of certification. Additional certifications which may be achieved on top of the CNA certification include Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA), Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Medicine Aide (CMA), and Dialysis Technician.

In order to be listed in the Maryland CNA registry, an individual must be at least 16 years of age and complete a CNA training program that has been approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

CNAs in Maryland must renew certification every 2 years. There is a $40 fee to renew.

Licensure by Reciprocity

If and individual is a CNA in another state and wishes to become certified in Maryland, he or she can apply for reciprocity as long as he or she is currently registered in another state and in good standing on that state's Registry.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other MD Schools with CNA Programs

Southern High School
345 Oakland Drive
Oakland, Maryland 21550
Spring Grove Hospital Center
Wade Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
St. Ambrose Outreach Center
3445 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
3320 Benson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
St. Thomas More Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
4922 LaSalle Road
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
Stein Academy
600 Reisterstown Road, Suite 416
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Stella Maris Hospice
2300 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, Maryland 21204
Suitland High School
5200 Silver Hill Road
Forestville, Maryland 20747
Thomas B. Finan Center
10102 Country Club Road, SE
Cumberland, Maryland 21501
Thomas Edison High School of Technology
12501 Dalewood Dr
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
TLC Nurse Aide Program
4010 Bladensburg Road
Brentwood, Maryland 20722
Vision Allied Health Institute
1055 Taylor Avenue, #106
Towson, Maryland 21286
Washington County Technical High School
50 West Oak Ridge Drive
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Watkins Mill High School
10301 Apple Ridge Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
Western Maryland Hospital Center
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue
Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
Wor - WIC Community College
32000 Campus Drive
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
Worcester Technical High School
6268 Worcester Highway
Newark, Maryland 21841
Sagepoint Senior Living Services
10200 LaPlata Road
LaPlata, Maryland 20646