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GNA Certification & Training Program

At Top Knowledge Healthcare Institute, we’re proud to offer a GNA training program that can be a convenient option for CNAs and CNA/GNA hopefuls to advance their careers and gain valuable knowledge.

Who Should Enroll?

The GNA training program is offered to students 18 years and older who have an active Certified Nursing Assistant license in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing. It is ideal for those who have already taken the standard CNA training program, who have either not passed the GNA exam or who did not take the GNA exam within 12 months of graduating from a CNA training program.

In the state of Maryland, the GNA certification is required for persons wanting to work in long-term facilities also called nursing homes and also for those looking to work on rehabilitation units in a hospital. Also, earning your GNA certification can allow you to earn your CNA certification in other states without retaking the CNA class in that state.

Course Components of the GNA Program

Similarly to the CNA/GNA program, the GNA program is comprised of three components: theory, laboratory, and clinical. In this program, the theory portion is 17.5 hours, the laboratory portion is 20 hours, and the clinical component is 37.5 hours. It is a three-week course that teaches students the basic nursing skills they need to pass the GNA certification exam, including:

  • Hygiene
  • Grooming
  • Nutrition
  • Toileting
  • Principles of infection control
  • Communication techniques
  • Taking of vital signs
  • How to safely lift, move, and position patients.

Why Choose Top Knowledge Healthcare Institute?

At Top Knowledge Healthcare Institute, we’re proud of our participants’ pass rate –our GNA certification exam pass rate is above 95%! Our graduates have a high likelihood of passing their GNA exam on the first try.

Additionally, the GNA certification program is a great way to save a bit of money if you just need a refresher on the concepts that will be tested on the GNA certification program. On average, students can save at least $600 by choosing this program.

To learn more about enrolling in Top Knowledge Healthcare Institute’s GNA training program, contact us today.

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