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Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant

This course series prepares students to apply for Maryland State certification as both a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA).

Nursing Assistants work under the supervision of an RN or LPN. They assist with daily living functions which include helping patients with eating, dressing, bathing, personal grooming and toileting. They are responsible for taking a patient’s temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure.

Students are required to attend a mandatory orientation. Orientations will be offered online starting July 2015. Please see below or contact Program Support personnel for access to online orientation information.

Orientation Registration Process for the online orientation:
  1. New Students: Call CCBC Registration at 443.840.2222 or 443.840.4700 to apply for a CCBC Student Identification (ID) number. Also register for CRN 71758. If you are not a new student to CCBC, then you should already have your ID number and you just need to register for CRN 71758.
  2. Go to https://shwa.ccbcmd.edu/ to retrieve your user name and create a password. If you already have a CCBC user name and password, skip this step.
  3. Go to https://ccbcmd-bb.blackboard.com/ to access the online application.
  4. Enter your User Name and Password.
  5. Click the “Course” tab at the top of the page. You will see the nursing orientation course.

Click on the orientation course and read the instructions on the announcement page.

Nursing Assistant Courses

AHL 638 - Nursing Assistant Clinical

Master the knowledge and skills learning during the theory skills laboratory in a clinical patient care setting under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. Preparation for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) for the Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) is included. Topics include application of health care and disease theory in a clinical setting; providing a safe clinical environment; performance and delivery of patient care skills; individualized patient care and 

AHL 639 - Nursing Assistant Theory

Learn to perform nursing functions with clients of any age and with various levels of physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional ability under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. Preparation for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) for the Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) is included. Topics include the role of a nursing assistant in acute and long-term care, the theory of health and disease across the lifespan, client care skills and medical terminology. Maryland Board of Nursing approved.

AHL 933 - Nursing Orientation for Continuing Education

This course is designed to enable the student to complete orientation for nursing classes in continuing education.

Prerequisite
  • HIPAA Training
  • CPR for Health Care Providers