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At Top Knowledge Healthcare Institute, students have the option to take daytime CNA/GNA classes in addition to night and weekend courses. We offer a schedule that is ideal for students available during different times of the year, so students can get the training they need at a time that’s most convenient for them.

Daytime CNA/GNA Program Course Schedule

  • 4 weeks in duration
  • Includes 3 weeks of classroom and 1 week of clinical
  • Class hours: Monday-Friday from 9 am to 2:30 pm
  • Clinical hours: Monday-Friday from 7 am to 3:30 pm
Upcoming CNA/GNA training schedule of classes for the Daytime Certified Nursing Assistant training program.
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To learn more about how to register for our CNA/GNA training program, visit our registration page.

Daytime Program Information

Over the course of 4 weeks, students enrolled in our daytime certified/geriatric nursing assistant certification program can complete their training. Our program meets all federal and state training requirements to give students what they need. Students taking this course will be required to function as qualified nursing assistants under supervision of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or registered nurses (RNs). We structure our classes based on the curriculum requirements of the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland Board of Nursing.

The total length of the program is 115 hours, and is divided into three key components: theory, laboratory, and clinical. The theory aspect of the course lasts for 40 hours, the laboratory component for 35, and the clinical component for 40.

Here is some additional information about these sections.


This section is designed to provide students with all of the knowledge they need regarding basic patient care services as supervised by a licensed nurse. Throughout this portion of the program, students will learn about everything from proper grooming and hygiene to nutrition, anatomy, basic physiology, medical terminology, principles of toileting, measuring of vital signs, infection control principles, communication techniques, and much more. The course involves several teaching strategies including simulation, group discussions, demonstration, and gaming.


In addition to theory, students in the daytime CNA/GNA certification program will be required to learn hands-on skills. This section lasts for 35 hours, during which period students will be able to increase their confidence and become more comfortable with their skills through practical applications. Some of the many skills learned and honed during this part of the course include:

  • Hand washing
  • Feeding
  • Bed making
  • Transferring, ambulating, positioning and moving patients
  • Performing personal hygiene and grooming
  • Measuring vital signs and weight


Students are also required to complete 40 hours of a clinical externship prior to graduating. This externship will take place in a Baltimore-area long-term care facility with which Top Knowledge Healthcare Institute is affiliated. Before the externship starts, we provide students with an in-depth orientation of the facility and its individual policies and procedures. Through the externship, you can get hands-on practical experience while under the supervision of experienced registered nurses.

Following the completed course, you’ll be prepared to take the GNA exam We can also provide job placement assistance once you’ve graduated.

To learn more about our comprehensive training program and enroll in a daytime CNA/GNA program today, contact us


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