Certified nursing assistants, referred to as State Tested Nurse Aides (STNA) in Ohio, are valuable members of the nursing team who perform a number of patient care duties under the supervision of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or registered nurse (RN). STNAs help patients with daily activities such as getting dressed, eating and using the restroom, as well as assist with physical therapy exercises, take and record vital signs and sanitize patient rooms. For many nurse aides, the position is an entry point to a long career in nursing and many go on to become LPNs and RNs. In Ohio, nursing aides earn an average annual salary of $26,740, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA (STNA) Programs in Ohio

In order to become a certified nursing assistant, aspiring STNAs must complete a state-approved training course and pass their state's certification exam. In Ohio, training programs generally take only a few weeks to complete. For information about admissions requirements for CNA training programs in Ohio, visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: STNA training programs in Ohio must include a minimum of 75 hours of instruction including 59 hours of classroom instruction and 16 hours of hands-on training in a long-term care facility. Training programs are offered in a number of technical schools and healthcare facilities throughout the state.
  • Program Cost: The cost of a CNA training program varies from school to school. In some cases, healthcare employers may reimburse employees for the cost of their STNA training programs. As one example of program costs, the STNA program at Premier Choice Health Services in Columbus costs $385, which includes textbooks and lab materials.
  • Board Approved Programs: Each state has its own set of criteria for certifying nurse aides, so it is important to select a training program that is approved by your state. In Ohio, the Ohio State Department of Health certifies STNA training programs and maintains a nurse aide registry for the state. For a full list of state-approved training programs, visit the Department of Health website. To learn more, check out the CNA certification requirements for Ohio. You'll also find be part of the STNA registry in Ohio once certified.
  • Online/In-Person Options: In most cases, because training is completed in just a few weeks, courses are taught in-person during nights or weekends to accommodate working students. In some cases, however, the classroom portion of STNA training may be available in an online format. Online coursework is followed by in-person clinical training hours in a local healthcare facility. These programs may be particularly convenient for students who have busy work schedules or with family obligations that make coming to campus for training difficult.

2022 List of CNA (STNA) Classes in Ohio

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Ohio, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Ashland, OH

SchoolContact Information
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center
CNA Programs
1783 OH-60
Ashland, OH 44805
(419) 289-3313
Companions of Ashland Nurse Aide Training Center
CNA Programs
1241 E Main St
Ashland, OH 44805
(419) 281-2273
Kingston of Ashland
CNA Programs
20 Amberwood Pkwy
Ashland, OH 44805
(419) 871-9032

Beavercreek, OH

SchoolContact Information
Clark State Community College Greene Center
CNA Programs
3775 Pentagon Boulevard
Beavercreek, OH 45431
(937) 429-8819

Bellefontaine, OH

SchoolContact Information
Clark State Community College Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
CNA Programs
2280 State Route 540
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
(937) 599-7602

Bethel, OH

SchoolContact Information
Grant Career Center
CNA Programs
718 W Plane St
Bethel, OH 45106
(513) 734-6222

Cleveland, OH

SchoolContact Information
First Class Stna Training
CNA Programs
(216) 527-8804

Carroll, OH

SchoolContact Information
Fairfield Career Center School
3985 Coonpath Rd NW
Carroll, OH 43112
(614) 837-9443

Cincinnati, OH

SchoolContact Information
Cincinnati Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
1409 Western Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45214
(513) 651-2000
Cincinnati State Clifton campus
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 569-1500
Cincinnati State Evendale campus
10100 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 569-1643

Cleveland, OH

SchoolContact Information
Cleveland Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
13421 Coit Rd
Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 541-2500
Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus
2900 Community College Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
(800) 954-8742
St Augustine Health Campus
CNA Programs
7801 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 634-7400

Cleveland Heights, OH

SchoolContact Information
Community Connections Academy
CNA Programs
2490 Lee Blvd suite 303
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 285-0504

Columbus, OH

SchoolContact Information
Columbus State Community College
550 E Spring St
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 287-5353
Youth Build Columbus Comm School
CNA Programs
1183 Essex Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 291-0805

Dayton, OH

SchoolContact Information
Ally College
CNA Programs
270 Regency Ridge Dr
Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 802-3960
Dayton Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
3849 Germantown Pike
Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 268-6571
Ohio Medical Career College
CNA Programs
1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd #110
Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 567-8880
Ohio Medical Career College
CNA Programs
1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd #110
Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 567-8880
Ohio State Career Training Center
CNA Programs
110, 1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd
Dayton, OH 45373
(937) 567-8880
Sinclair Community College
CNA Programs
444 W Third St
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 512-3000

Delaware, OH

SchoolContact Information
Delaware Area Career Center North Campus
CNA Programs
1610 State Rte 521
Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 363-1993
Delaware Area Career Center South Campus
CNA Programs
4565 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 548-0708

Euclid, OH

SchoolContact Information
Phoenix Healthcare Institute
CNA Programs
25000 Euclid Ave Suite 300
Euclid, OH 44117
(216) 486-2900
Weatherspoon Healthcare Institute
CNA Programs
291 E 222nd St
Euclid, OH 44123
(216) 297-5491

Geneva, OH

SchoolContact Information
Rae-Ann Geneva
839 W Main St
Geneva, OH 44041
(440) 466-5733

Groveport, OH

SchoolContact Information
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
4300 Amalgamated Pl
Groveport, OH 43125
(614) 836-4530

Huber Heights, OH

SchoolContact Information
Ohio Institute of Allied Health
6245 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424
(937) 237-1010

Jefferson, OH

SchoolContact Information
Ashtabula County Vocational
1565 OH-167
Jefferson, OH 44047
(440) 576-6015

Kirtland, OH

SchoolContact Information
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Dr
Kirtland, OH 44094
(440) 525-7000

Lima, OH

SchoolContact Information
Apollo Career Center
3325 Shawnee Rd
Lima, OH 45806
(419) 998-2908
Rhodes State College
CNA Programs
4240 Campus Dr
Lima, OH 45804
(419) 995-8320
Shawnee Manor
2535 Ft Amanda Rd
Lima, OH 45804
(419) 999-2055

Lisbon, OH

SchoolContact Information
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
9364 OH-45
Lisbon, OH 44432
(330) 424-9561

Mansfield, OH

SchoolContact Information
Madison Adult Career Center
CNA Programs
600 Esley Ln
Mansfield, OH 44905
(419) 589-6363

Marion, OH

SchoolContact Information
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt Vernon Ave
Marion, OH 43302
(740) 389-4636

Middletown, OH

SchoolContact Information
Cincinnati State Middletown campus
1 North Main Street
Middletown, OH 45042
(513) 299-8339

Milan, OH

SchoolContact Information
EHOVE Career Center
316 W Mason Rd
Milan, OH 44846
(419) 499-4663

Nelsonville, OH

SchoolContact Information
Tri County Career Center
CNA Programs
15676 OH-691
Nelsonville, OH 45764
(740) 753-3511

Newark, OH

SchoolContact Information
C-TEC Career And Technology Education Centers of Licking County
150 Price Rd
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 364-2832
Central Ohio Technical College
CNA Programs
1179 University Dr
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 366-9222

Niles, OH

SchoolContact Information
ETI Technical College
CNA Programs
2076 Youngstown Warren Rd
Niles, OH 44446
(330) 652-9919

Parma Heights, OH

SchoolContact Information
Invictus High School
CNA Programs
7099 W 130th St
Parma Heights, OH 44130
(216) 282-6545

Sandusky, OH

SchoolContact Information
Brighter Light Health Academy LLC
CNA Programs
2215 Cleveland Rd W #101
Sandusky, OH 44870
(419) 502-9101
Sandusky City Schools
407 Decatur Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
(419) 626-6940

South Euclid, OH

SchoolContact Information
Solutions Premier Training Services
CNA Programs
14077 Cedar Rd
South Euclid, OH 44118
(216) 321-1090

Springfeld, OH

SchoolContact Information
Clark State Community College Springfeld
CNA Programs
570 East Le?el Lane
Springfeld, OH 45505
(937) 328-6028
Clark State Community College Springfeld Le-el Lane
CNA Programs
100 South Limestone Street
Springfeld, OH 45502
(937) 328-6028

St Clairsville, OH

SchoolContact Information
Belmont College
CNA Programs
68094 Hammond Rd
St Clairsville, OH 43950
(740) 695-9500

Urbana, OH

SchoolContact Information
Vancrest Of Urbana, Inc
CNA Programs
2380 US HIGHWAY 68
Urbana, OH 43078
(937) 653-5291

Warrensville Heights, OH

SchoolContact Information
Cuyahoga Community College Corporate College
4400 Richmond Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
(216) 987-0258

West Union, OH

SchoolContact Information
Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center
175 Lloyd Rd
West Union, OH 45693
(937) 544-2336

Wilmington, OH

SchoolContact Information
Laurel Oaks Career Campus
300 Oak Drive
Wilmington, OH 45177
(937) 382-1411

Xenia, OH

SchoolContact Information
Clark State Community College Xenia
CNA Programs
334 Progress Drive, Suite 200
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 431-7171

Zanesville, OH

SchoolContact Information
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
CNA Programs
400 Richards Rd
Zanesville, OH 43701
(740) 454-0105

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