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CNA Training in Ohio

Browse local CNA courses offered at Ohio schools

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.

After you complete the 75 hours of training you will have to take a state test to determine if the information that has been learned in the education course has been mastered. The test is two-parts. The first part can be taken as a written exam or taken orally if you are more comfortable taking the test in that manner. The second part tests your skills by making you demonstrate 5 hands-on clinical procedures in front of the test givers. The test costs $96 to take. You must also renew your license every two years with the state. Those who have become CNAs must work at least 8 hours in the field every two years to be eligible for license renewal.

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

Advanced Health Career Systems, Ltd. – Bedford

1 West Interstate Street, Bedford, OH 44146

Altenheim CNA Program – Strongsville

18627 Shurmer Road, Strongsville, Ohio 44136

American Red Cross CNA Program – Cleveland

3747 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Aristocrat Lakewood Nursing Home

13900 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107

Bradley Bay Health Center Nurse Aide Course – Bay Village

605 Bradley Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Broadview Multi-Care Center – Parma

5520 Broadview Road, Parma, OH 44134

Cleveland Job Corps

1020 Bolivar Rd., Cleveland, OH 44115

Cuyahoga Community College Nurse Aide Training – Cleveland

700 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center – Brecksville

8001 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, Ohio 44141

East Park Care Center Nurse Aide Class – Brook Park

8 East Park Circle, Brook Park, OH 44142

Health Careers Center High School CNA Class – Cleveland

3122 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44115

Kethley House at Benjamin Rose Place Nursing Assistant Program – Cleveland

11900 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44120

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Nurse Aide Course – Cleveland

1468 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

Menorah Park Center for Senior Living Nurse Aide Training Program – Cleveland

27100 Cedar Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44122

Montefiore Home Nursing Assistant Program – Beachwood

1 David Myers Pkwy., Beachwood, OH 44122

Patrician Skilled Nursing Center CNA Course – North Royalton

9001 West 130th Street, North Royalton, OH 44133

Polaris Career Center CNA Program – Middleburg Heights

7285 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Royal Oak Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Nurse Aide Course – Middleburg Heights

6973 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130

Rudwick Manor Special Care Center – Cleveland

17322 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44112

The Health Care Management Group Free CNA Program Cincinnati

12500 Reed Hartman Hwy., Cincinnati, OH 45241

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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.

Helpful Links for Nursing Assistants in Ohio

Ohio Board of Nursing
Ohio Nurse Aide Registry

Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
National Association of Health Care Assistants
National Network of Career Nursing Assistants