Top Knowledge Healthcare Institute offers CNA/GNA classes for the evening along with courses during the daytime and on weekends. We offer varying schedules to help make our courses available for students during different times of the year, helping them get the training they need when it’s most convenient for them.
Evening CNA/GNA Program Course Schedule
- 5 weeks in duration
- Includes 3.5 weeks of classroom and 1.5 weeks of clinical
- Class hours: Monday-Thursday from 5 pm to 10:30 pm
- Clinical hours: Monday-Thursday from 4 pm to 11:30 pm
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To learn about how to register for our CNA/GNA training courses, see our registration page.
Evening Program Information
Within 5 weeks, students enrolled in our evening certified/geriatric certification program can complete their courses and get the hands-on experience needed to succeed. Our courses meet all state and federal training requirements, and students will be able to function as qualified nursing assistants in the field when under the supervision of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs). We design our classes based on the strict curriculum requirements of the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland Board of Nursing.
The length of the program totals 115 hours, with three main components: theory, laboratory, and clinical. The theory section 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 aspect of the course is intended to provide students with ample knowledge about basic patient care services as supervised by a licensed nurse. Throughout this part of the program, students will learn about a wide range of topics, including proper grooming and hygiene, basic physiology and anatomy, principles of toileting, grooming, medical terminology, vital sign measurement, communication techniques, infection control principles, and more. Students will learn through several different teaching methods including simulation, demonstration, gaming, and group discussions.
We also supplement the lecture portion of the course with a hands-on section to help students learn hands-on skills. Over the course of 35 hours, students enrolled in our evening CNA/GNA certification program will be able to boost their overall confidence while getting all of the skills they need through practical applications. Some of the skills learned throughout this component include:
- Hand washing
- Bed making
- Transferring, ambulating, positioning and moving patients
- Performing personal hygiene and grooming
- Measuring vital signs and weight
Our students are also required to complete 40 hours of a clinical externship to graduate. Externships take place in a long-term care facility in the Baltimore area that is affiliated with Top Knowledge Healthcare Institute. Prior to initiating the externship, we provide students with a complete orientation of the facility and its procedures and policies. You’ll develop hands-on practical experience through the externship while under the supervision and guidance of an experience registered nurse who can give you the assistance you need.
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 training program and get started on evening CNA/GNA courses today, contact us at any time.