Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

nursing students

Learn to provide hands-on care under the direct supervision of a nurse.

Nursing Assistants help patients to eat, dress, and bathe. They also serve meals, make beds, take vital signs and observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing staff. Completion of the theory and clinical components of this program gives you the knowledge needed to work in a hospital as a CNA or take the National Test to be a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA).


  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Healthcare Provider CPR

*If you do not have a GED or High school Diploma, please contact Adult Literacy at 443-412-2152*

Required Exams

  • A basic math test (ACA). Your score must be at 8th grade level.
  • A basic reading test (ACR). Your score must be at 9th grade level.

These assessments are available in the Test Center located in Fallston Hall. For an appointment please call 443-412-2352.

Required Courses

  • Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Nursing Assistant Theory
  • Nursing Assistant Clinical