The Nurse Aide Training Certificate program provides the skills needed to care for residents in a long-term care facility. These skills include Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) 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.
The Nurse Aide Training Certificate is offered at the Cincinnati State Clifton campus, the Middletown campus, and the Evendale campus (Workforce Development Center).
Prospective students must complete the Application Form (below) and meet these admission requirements:
- Must be at least 16 years old.
- Must complete a 2-step TB test 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.
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.
- An FBI background check is required.
The Nurse Aide Training Certificate program is approved by the Ohio Department of Health.
Credentialing: 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 to become a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA).
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Work as a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) in a long-term care facility
- Work as a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in a hospital
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)
- Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
Graduate Employment Outlook
Employment of State Tested Nurse Aides (STNAs) and Patient Care Assistants (PCAs) 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 are needed in long-term care facilities, hospitals, and in home health. Employers will require a criminal background check and a drug test.
$26,000-29,000 annual salary
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2023-2024 academic year
Nurse Aide Training Certificate (NATC)
- Program Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years old. To be admitted to this program, students must submit an application including a 2-step TB test. The 2-step TB test must be completed no more than 12 months prior to the semester the student is enrolled in MCH 130. A 12th grade or higher reading level is recommended.
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