Mandatory Certified Nursing Assistant Orientation Sessions
Prospective allied health students MUST attend a mandatory information session as a pre-requisite prior to registration for the Certified Nursing Assistant program. Attend an orientation session and learn about Chesapeake’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program. Our program will prepare you to apply for MD 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. The CNA’s or GNA’s primary duties are assisting with activities of daily living. Additional responsibilities involve performing basic nursing skills.
Students who wish to add to their CNA/GNA credential can pursue the Certified Medicine Aide Program at Chesapeake. Must have at least one year of experience as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) and currently employed in a long-term healthcare facility recognized by the State of MD can earn the Certified Medicine Aide (CMA) designation. Join an orientation session to learn more.
Sessions will be held via ZOOM. Allied Health staff will provide detailed information on training requirements (including criminal background checks and drug screens), pre-requisites, reading comprehension placement tests, course content, criteria for course completion and resources for financial assistance.
Students interested in the Certified Nursing Assistant program are required to attend one of the orientation sessions listed in the form below.