The nursing courses, and public school programs located in Oakland, Maryland that are listed on this page offer the current certified nursing assistant classes that are open as of the making of this post. Call the school number to get more details about the cost of enrollment, program curriculum and class schedules.
Southern High School
345 Oakland Drive,
Oakland, MD 21550
(Classes are offered to high school students only)
Oakland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
706 E. Alder Street
Oakland, MD 21550
If you are looking for a way to enter the medical field, then you should think about becoming a nursing assistant. This profession is best suited for those who are want to help other people and are happy with doing repetitive work such as help the patient, eat, bath, dress, ambulate, maintain direct environment, as well as other daily activities. One of the primary requirements for becoming a certified nursing assistant in the State of Maryland is to take a state approved training program. The state requires that the student will have at least 100 hours of classroom course work and practical clinical experiences. You can find on this website the list of possible schools that you may want to enroll in.
After completing the program, you may then take on the license exams. The testing is conducted by the Maryland Geriatric Nursing Assistant Testing Service and the Susquehanna Red Cross and they can be contacted at 866-257-6470. If you pass all the tests, then you will be allowed to work as a CNA. In order for you to become certified to work, you will need to get your name entered in the state’s Nurse Aide Registry.You will then need to renew your status every 24 months.
Graduate students from other states may also apply for reciprocity in the state for them to practice. Becoming a nurse aide is considered to be only a basic level profession since there are also additional certifications that you can apply for once you become a nursing assistant. Examples of these additional certifications or higher degrees include GNAs, HHA, CMA, and Dialysis Technicians. Each of these degrees has its own set of requirements.
This is a town that can be found in the west-central part of Garrett County. It is the seat of government for Garrett County. You can find this town only a few miles from the Potomac River, and Deep Creek Lake. Oakland is also called as “The boom”. Its original name was taken from the large oak tree that grew in the town. According to the census of 2010, their total population was around 1,925 people. It has a total area of approximately 2.1 sq miles, and has a population density of 915.7/sq mile.
Health care centers that you can find in the area include Mountain Laurel Medical Center, Callis Stewart J MD, Garrett County Center for Behavioral Health – Substance Abuse Program Services, Wellspring Family Medicine, Garrett County Orthopaedics, Bolinger Chiropractic Center, Regional Eye Center, Garrett Medical Group, The IRA Doctor, and many more. photo attribution: bkbiggs