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Complete CNA certification training in 3 months to become a licensed nursing assistant
CNAs are in high demand in Ohio because there are fewer candidates available for the required number of job openings. The job market is extremely tough overall, but this is one sector where the job market is actually growing during this tough economic time. CNAs are mostly likely to find jobs in nursing homes or as home health care professionals. They usually find work in long-term health care situations. Certified Nursing Assistants usually make around $28,000 per year, which is a pretty sizable sum considering the amount of training that is required to get a position in that field. This salary amount is above the national salary average.
The Ohio Department of Health oversees all of the training and education programs for CNA certification. The training follows guidelines set forth by the state and guidelines that are established on a national level. The national requirements for CNA training are that each student spend a total of 75 hours in training before they challenge the certification exam. At least 16 of these hours need to be completed in a classroom setting and another 16 need to be completed in a clinical setting for more hands on training.
Becoming a CNA can be a great step into employment in the health care field. It is a great way to start working and making money without making the huge commitment of time and resources that becoming a registered nurse can require. You can find out if you enjoy working in the medical field without using 4 years of your life getting training for a career that you might not be suited for.
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List of CNA Classes in Ohio
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Ohio CNA Career Training Schools
Browse our list of Ohio schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be discovered by contacting the facilities directly.
3 Steps to Ohio CNA Certification
1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program
2) Pass the Ohio CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the written portion and the clinical skills portion)
3) Pass the Ohio CNA test within 24 months of completing a nurse aide education program
How can I become a CNA in Ohio if I currently hold a CNA license in another state?
You can apply for a Ohio CNA license by way of reciprocity through the Ohio State Board of Nursing. If reciprocity is granted you will then need to request to be included on the Ohio nurse aide registry list so that your license can be verified by potential employers.
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