Nursing Assistant Training Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prerequisites for this program?

There are two academic assessments you must take and pass before you can register. The exams are basic math (ACA) and basic reading (ACR).

  • Your score for the ACA must be at an eighth grade level
  • Your score for the ACR must be at a ninth grade reading level.
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • At least 18 years of age

*The assessment is available in the Test Center located in Fallston Hall. For an appointment please call 443-412-2352.*
*If you do not have a GED or High school Diploma, please contact Adult Literacy at 443-412-2152*

What textbooks are needed for the program?

All textbooks for CET classes are available in the college book store located in the Student Center.

What Supplies do I need to buy for this class?

For Theory you must have your textbooks on the first class session.

For Clinical you must have

  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR Card
  • Navy Blue Scrubs
  • HCC patch (available in the college store)
  • White rubber soled athletic shoes. (No cloth shoes)
  • Proof of immunizations and a negative TB skin test or Chest X-ray must be completed before the first day of clinical.

Do I need to buy a Stethoscope?

No, you do not need to buy a stethoscope. There will be a stethoscope provided for your use during both theory and clinical.