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PALS (Program of Adult Literacy Services) Resource Guide: CNA Career Training for ESL

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program for English Language Learners

The next CNA/GNA introduction class will be offered soon. Contact our office NOW for more information! 

  • This class will prepare our English language learner students for the CNA/GNA licensure classes 
  • The class is FREE with scholarships for students living in western Maryland
  • Students must be eligible to work in the US

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

CNAs provide direct care to patients in medical facilities. It takes about 6 months to attain certification. Students will also have an opportunity to take the GNA licensure exam. In Hagerstown and Washington County, medical facilities hire CNAs starting at $17 per hour with sign-on bonuses.

Class Outline (these are estimates of the licensure timeline!)
  1. CNA Introduction for ESL - two months 
  2. Foundations of Healthcare - up to two month 
  3. Certified Nursing Assistant Module 1 - up to six weeks
  4. Certified Nursing Assistant Module 2 - up to six weeks
  5. Certified Nursing Assistant Clinical - up to two months

More questions?

Contact Roger Turner, ALS & English Language Learner Transition Specialist
Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm
240-500-2487 voice
240-774-2111 text


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