Twelve students, Peter Armillei, Asia Booze, Mary Bullock, John Cieslak, Nanette Dunham, Kayla Krout, Ingermar Mills, Faustina Ofosu-Ntiamoah, Jennifer Rabold, Samantha Smith, Nashayla Williams-Larkins, and Alicia Winston, completed the Certified Nursing Assistant Program on December 6. Program instructors Paige O'Neill and Susan Smith presented the students their awards of completion during a ceremony held in Darlington Hall.

Certified Nursing Assistant program students learn to provide hands-on care to patients under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Harford Community College’s CNA program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON). The program enables graduates to apply for certification as a CNA with the MBON and to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination to be certified as a GNA. Employment for Certified Nursing Assistants in Maryland is expected to grow 17% between 2014 and 2024, faster than the national average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook .

Harford’s next Certified Nursing Assistant Program will begin on January 22. For information, call 443-412-2376, email, or visit