Frederick, MD Nursing Assistant Classes

All of the schools that currently provide certified nursing assistant classes in Frederick, Maryland are listed on this page. For more information about program curriculum, the cost of tuition, and classroom schedules, feel free to call the number for the schools provided below.

Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD  21702
(301) 846-2400

Frederick County Career & Tech Center
7922 O’Possumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702
(240) 236-8500

Genesis Eldercare-College View
700 Tollhouse Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 663-5181

Homewood at Crumland Farms
7407 Willow Road, Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 644-5600

Frederick County Health Department School Health Division
250 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 694-10292

Becoming a certified nursing assistant is one of the easiest ways for one to enter the medical profession. The definition of a CNA is someone who routinely performs nursing or nursing-related tasked that are delegated by a registered nurse. The first step to entering this field is to enroll in an approved training program. One has to make sure though, that the program provides the appropriate amount of hours to allow you to take the  state certification exam.  To work in this state you will need to sign-up for an approved training course that teaches at least 100 hours of instruction. The course is required to provide clinical practice, theoretical lectures, and lab work.

frederick-marylandUpon finishing your course you will need to sign up to take the competency exams to receive your license and get active status in the nurse aide registry. To be approved you need to send in a completed application, go through a criminal background check, and pay a $20 certification fee. The testing is held at Susquehanna Red Cross and performed by the Maryland Geriatric Nursing Assistant Testing Service. Their contact phone number is 866-257-6470 is you have any questions.

You can also receive advanced certification such as a CNA-DT, which is a Dialysis Technicians. A Dialysis Technician certification is one of the advance degrees that you can apply for once you become a CNA. In order for you to become one, you must still undergo a CNA-DT training program that is certified by the state. You will need to meet the total of 100 training hours that is required as well as pass the competency exams. When you apply to become a DT, you must be able to provide your Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number. If you fail to   do this, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be entertained. The CNA-DT license/certification will expire every other year. To be eligible for renewal, you must have at least 16 hours of active practice within those years. You will also be required to undergo a three-hour continuing education program that is offered by a certified training program.

There are several different advanced licenses that you can receive after you initial certification. As of this writing there are the Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA), the Home Health Aide (HHA), and the Certified Medicine Aide. You can call the Maryland Board of Nursing at 410-585-1990 to learn more about the steps necessary to achive each status.

This is a city that can be found in north-central Maryland. It is the seat of government for Frederick County. This city was founded back in 1745 by Daniel Dulany, who was a German immigrant. The town was originally named as “Frederick Town”. There were plenty of speculations as to where the name of the town was taken. Examples of those are Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales and Frederick “The Great” of Prussia. This city is a part of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the census of 2010, their total population was at 65,239. It is currently the 2nd most populous city in the county. It has a total area of approximately 22.2 sq miles, where only a small portion of it is water.

Health care providers that you can find in the city include Physicians & Surgeons Exchange, Maryland Healthcare, On Our Own of Frederick County Inc., Catoctin Medical Group, Center for Integrative Healthcare, National Center for Lifespan Wellness & Healing, Eye Physician & Surgeon, Medpsych Health Services, Twin Arch Surgical Center Inc., Behavioral Health Partners, and Chesapeake Healthcare LLC. photo attribution: dougtone