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 the 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).


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).

Enrollment Requirements

Prospective students must complete 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.
  • Complete a background check.

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.

To register for the State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) program, please contact the Health and Public Safety (HPS) division at the Clifton Campus at 513-569-1670. Class dates listed on our website are taught at the Evendale campus, but registration must take place through HPS.

For more information, send an email to

Additional Enrollment Information

Kathryn Grein, RN
Program Coordinator, NATCEP
Training Outcomes


  • STNA


  • Community Health Worker Certificate (CHWC)
  • Electrocardiography (Advanced) – Arrhythmia Recognition Certificate (ECGAC)
  • Electrocardiography (Basic) Certificate (ECGBC)
  • Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)
  • Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)
  • Health Unit Coordinator Certificate (UCMR) MCH
  • Patient Care Assistant Certificate (PCAC)
  • Restorative Aide Certificate (RESTC)


State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) – Evendale Campus

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All programs are offered at our Evendale campus unless otherwise noted. Course schedules and pricing to change without notice. Please contact us at (513) 569-1643 or email us at for the most up-to-date information.

State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)

Nurse Aide Training
A course on caring for the elderly in long-term care facilities. Topics include: communication skills, mental health and social service needs, resident rights, activities of daily living, safety, and restorative services. Students who complete the course at 80% or above are qualified to take the Ohio Department of Health Competency Evaluation Test for a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA).
MCH 130904$1,142.00

WDC offers several grants and scholarships that help students gain access to the education they need to further their career.

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