Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Aide (CHE321,322,332,342,219) | Allegany College of Maryland

Certified Nursing Assistants/Geriatric Aides provide basic care to patients under the direct supervision of a nurse. They are able to perform delegated duties in a hospital, doctor’s office, nursing home, or assisted living facility. This training consists of classroom and laboratory competency-based modules designed to prepare the student for employment in an acute care or long-term care facility. Many home care agencies also find this certification beneficial.

This course is approved through the Maryland Board of Nursing and prepares students to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam.


The FOUR (4) courses that make up this certification are CHE321, CHE322/ CHE342, CHE332, and CHE219*.

The total cost, without books or college credit, is $1,764.00 for Allegany County residents. This includes the cost for the required BLS CPR Certification; however students must register for this separately by calling 301-784-5341.

*NEW! ACM’s America’s Promise grant will cover the cost of the exam preparation class and the National Nursing Assistant Assessment Program, Geriatric Nursing Assistant Exam fees. Please, contact Diana Folk at or 301-784-5529 for program or scholarship information.

Please see the attached document for information on each section of classes .

National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (Geriatric Nursing Assistant) Exam Preparation** (CHE219) This course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the NNAAP (GNA) examination. Practice questions as well as lab skills are covered. The course is available to Nursing Assistant program completers prior to sitting for the NNAAP examination. Funding for this course and exam fees are eligible to be paid through the US Department of Labor America’s Promise grant program. **Registration will be handled during the final weeks of Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Aide clinical (CHE332). Please contact Diana Folk at dfolk@allegany. edu or 301-784-5529 if you have questions.


8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Evening sessions: classroom MTTh, 6-9:35pm ~ August 24-November 10, 2020

Evening Clinicals: MTTh, 5:30-10pm ~ November 12 - December 10, 2020


ACM: Allied Health Building
Instructor: staff

Total Course Cost: $1,764.00 for Allegany County residents, no books or college credit included. (includes all the courses)

No Senior Waiver

Limited Continuing Education Financial Aid may be available. Please contact Diana Folk, or 301-784-5529 for scholarship and CE financial aid information.

**This workforce product is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.

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