CNA Classes in Maryland

You may be surprised to learn that working as a nursing assistant may only be a few months away once you have enrolled in accredited CNA classes in Maryland. Be sure to enroll in classes that have been approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Training courses are available throughout the state at a number of community colleges, nursing homes, vocational schools and non-profit groups such as the Maryland Red Cross. There are even programs that offer the option of online training for those too busy to attend a traditional classroom.

Name Address Website Type Graduation Rate Transfer Rate
Allegany College of Maryland 12401 Willowbrook Rd SE, Cumberland, Maryland 21502-2596 www.allegany.edu 2-year, Public 20% 20%
Anne Arundel Community College 101 College Pky, Arnold, Maryland 21012-1895 www.aacc.edu 2-year, Public 15% 33%
Sojourner-Douglass College 500 N Caroline St, Baltimore, Maryland 21205-1898 www.sdc.edu 4-year, Private not-for-profit 22% NA

The demand for new healthcare professionals is on the rise throughout the state. According to the updated report from the Maryland Career and Workforce Information, the number of Certified Nursing Assistant jobs is expecting to increase by 25% through the year 2020. Add in that the median salary for a CNA is over $27,000 and you can see why nursing assisting is becoming a popular career for those who do not have a college degree.

Area Type of Pay 2012-2022
10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $8.80 $10.07 $11.74 $14.16 $16.99
Salary $18,300 $20,900 $24,400 $29,500 $35,300
Maryland Hourly $9.99 $11.23 $13.15 $15.46 $18.01
Salary $20,800 $23,400 $27,400 $32,200 $37,500

There are three basic requirements that one must be able to complete in order to work as a Certified Nurse Assistant in Maryland. The steps include:

  1. Graduate from a nurse assistant training program that has been accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing
  2. Successfully pass both parts of the state certification exam administered by Pearson Vue
  3. Your name and other vital information must be listed in the Maryland Nurse Aide Registry

In Maryland, minimum training to be a CNA is 100 hours, including at least 40 hours of clinical training.

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