Nursing Related Certification Programs

Montgomery College’s nursing and nursing related program offerings are designed for nurses and healthcare providers who need to build skills and knowledge and the general public who want to pursue certifications in the healthcare career fields.

Certification Programs:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA)

Visit CNA/GNA for more information about the Certified Nursing Assistant Program, including the mandatory orientation, CNA Classroom, CNA Clinical course and prerequisites, CNA/GNA Training Videos, and the Geriatric Nursing Assistant GNA Exam/Skills Prep course. Learn more about CNA/GNA.

Transition to Acute Care Training for Professional Healthcare Workers Course:

  • Transition to Acute Care Training for Professional Healthcare Workers ▲NUR075 100 hours

This course is designed for RNs, Pharmacology Techs, Radiology Techs, Surgical Techs, and Ultrasound Techs to ease into the transition roles of working in sub-acute and long term, acute care hospital, urgent care and surgical centers.  Professional topics will include scope of practice, professional practice, organization and prioritization, delegation, risk management, and inter-professional collaboration; Transition topics will include shift assessment, ISBAR reporting, and reflective thinking to improve clinical practice; Simulation and Task Training will include medication safety, IV insertion/use of intravenous infusion pump, central venous catheter blood draws/flushes/dressing changes and patient assessment.  After successful completion of this course, you will receive an achievement award from Montgomery College and be eligible to apply for the Transition to Professional Acute Healthcare Practice certification through the American Nurses Association.

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Courses: 

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) ▲CPR007,  6 hours

    • The course is required for Nurse Refresher and Nursing Assistant programs. Must be taken through the American Heart Association.
    • This course teaches basic life support (BLS) to healthcare professionals and rescue personnel.  You will learn adult, infant, and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED), training in rescue breathing with barrier devices and the use of bag-masks, as well as foreign-body airway management. You will receive an American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Card that is valid for two years after successfully completing the written exam and skills tests.  You must attend the entire session to receive a card.  This course is primarily for those working in the healthcare field (nurses, EMTs, respiratory, physical &occupational therapists, medical/nursing students, and other allied health personnel).  The course cost includes textbook – BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual.  Half hour lunch break included in class time.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or blanket for CPR practice.
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers  Renewal (BLS) ▲CPR093,  3 hours

    • This continuing education course is designed for BLS providers and provides training updates to renew their certification cards. Topics include: CPR and impact on survival; signs of someone needing CPR; use of an AED; Chain of Survival; CPR for infant, child and adult.
      • Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to:
        • 1. Describe the importance of high quality CPR and its impact on survival.
        • 2. Describe all steps of the Chain of Survival.
        • 3. Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR.
        • 4. Describe and demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED.
        • 5. Perform high-quality CPR for infant, child, and adult.
 CPR, AED Courses
  • CPR, AED & Basic First Aid Course ▲CPR090,  6 hours

This class is designed for individuals who do not work in healthcare but who desire, or are required to have CPR, AED, and first aid knowledge and skills in order to respond to medical emergencies (e.g. camp directors and counselors, emergency response teams in business and industry, school bus drivers, adult residential personnel, child care workers, teachers, parents, and babysitters).  Students will receive an American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) course completion card that is valid for two years after successfully completing the written exam and skills test.  Students must attend the entire session to receive a card. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or blanket for CPR practice.

  • CPR and AED ▲CPR084,  4 hours

This course teaches members of the general public CPR for adults, children, and infants.  The course also covers use of an AED (automated external defibrillator).  Students learn how to relieve choking and how to use a barrier device.  This course satisfies the CPR requirements for childcare providers in the state of Maryland.  Students will receive an American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) course completion card that is valid for two years after successfully completing the written exam and skills tests. Students must attend the entire session to receive a card. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or blanket for CPR practice.

 

 First Aid Courses:

  • Basic First Aid, ▲AHT011,  4 hours

This course teaches the citizen responder (and those who need a credential for employment) the principles of first aid, including how to respond to medical emergencies in bleeding, shock, burns, muscle and bone injuries, sudden illness (allergic and diabetic reactions), poisoning, insect/animal bites); and heat and cold related emergencies.  Simple hands-on bandaging and splinting procedures will be demonstrated.  At the conclusion of this training and successful completion of practical skills and written examination with a 70 percent or better score, a Basic First Aid certification card will be awarded with a suggested retraining date of three years from the American Safety and Health Institute. Textbook included.

 

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