CNA Training in Maryland

The Red Cross delivers CNA training in Maryland that can not only prepare you for the state licensing exam, but help you begin your career in the medical field. Emphasizing academics and hands-on experience, our program combines in-class work with clinical rotations, during which you'll work alongside a caring, professional nurse who can help you gain real-world experience in your community, and master the skills needed to achieve your goals.

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In order to become a licensed certified nursing assistant, you must receive fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to registering for Maryland CNA training classes with the American Red Cross. In addition, you must pass written and skills exams after your coursework is complete. In some cases these exams, as well as practice exams, may be taken at your local Red Cross CNA test facility. Find a facility in your area for more information on the tests and training opportunities available.

Maryland CNA classes from the American Red Cross are designed as small, daytime courses, which makes it possible to get personalized attention as you learn under the tutelage of licensed instructors with professional nursing experience. After completing your classroom training, you'll gain hands-on experience by working directly with patients in a healthcare facility during your clinical rotations. All rotations are supervised by a Licensed Nurse, who is also licensed by the state as a Nurse Assistant Training Instructor, who can give you the guidance you need to succeed.

Our CNA training in Maryland focuses on helping you develop skills that are applicable to a wide range of healthcare environments. By doing so, you can build a foundation of knowledge and good habits before specializing or continuing with additional training. Currently, our Maryland CNA classes include instruction in CPR, First Aid, and AED usage, infection control, taking vital signs, range-of-motion exercises, delivering care and other important skills. In addition, our instructors can help you gracefully transition from student to employee, and help you understand what it takes to become a valuable member of any team.

In Maryland, CNA training can prepare you to work in a wide range of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, medical offices, residential and hospice settings, and more. And the job outlook is good. According to the Department of Labor, the job growth for Nurse Assistants is expected to grow by 20% or more by 2020. Once you successfully complete your certification exam, you can apply for a job as a CNA and start your career. And long after your exam, you can return to the Red Cross to review refresher materials, Continuing Education Units, and non-CNA training that can help you achieve your goals.

At the Red Cross, your entire CNA team can renew the certifications they received during their Maryland CNA training courses, including first aid, CPR and AED. For large groups, our experts can host private classes and cover your protocols, in addition to the national standards, and all is takes is a few short hours. Find out how to schedule your customized training, and keep your staff abreast of the latest information.