Nurse Aide Training Certificate (NATC)


The Nurse Aide Training certificate program is approved by the Ohio Department of Health. The program provides the skills needed to care for residents in a long-term care facility. These skills include making beds, checking temperatures, monitoring pulse and respiration, understanding infection control precautions, feeding residents, and lifting safely without injury to self or residents.

Students practice these skills in lab (a simulated patient room) and then apply the skills during their clinical rotation in a long-term care facility, with guidance from RN instructors.

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, students are eligible to take the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation exam offered by the Ohio Department of Health.

Other requirements for admitted students include:
  • A social security card with the student's correct name and a state picture ID with correct information must be presented on the first day of class and at the time of state testing.
  • Books are required on the first day of class.
  • Students must meet a strict attendance policy, as required by the Ohio Department of Health.
  • Students must wear hunter green scrubs as their required uniform during clinical experiences in a long-term care facility.
The Nurse Aide Training certificate is offered at the Cincinnati State Clifton campus, the Middletown campus, and the Pathways To Employment Center (PTEC) near downtown Cincinnati.

Program Code



Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work as a State Tested Nurse Aide in a long term care facility.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • State Tested Nurse Aide

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$24,400 median annual salary

Employment Outlook

Employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 21 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. In Ohio, over 1,900 nursing aides are needed each year. Because of the growing elderly population, many nurse aides, orderlies, and attendants are needed in long-term care facilities and in home healthcare. Employers will require a criminal background check and a drug test.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Numerous long-term care facilities in the Greater Cincinnati area

Co-op Salary Projections

Students participate in unpaid clinical experience activities


Nurse Aide Training Certificate (NATC)

  • Program Prerequisites:
    • Students must be at least 16 years old.
    • To be admitted to this program, students must submit an application including a physical and 2-step TB test.
    • The physical and 2-step TB test must be completed no more than 12 months prior to the semester the student is enrolled in the course MCH 130.
    • A 12th grade or higher reading level is recommended.
MCH 130 Nurse Aide Training 5
Total Credits 5


Prospective students must complete the application form.


Program Chair
Mary Meiser, RN, BSN, LNHA
(513) 569-5789