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For many patients, the most debilitating thing about illness is not the illness itself, but losing the ability to complete the simplest tasks of life, like feeding or clothing themselves. Nursing assistants can step in to assist patients with these tasks and other kinds of bedside care, helping them to retain their dignity on their journey towards a full recovery.

In Ohio, prospective nursing assistants must complete a state-accredited training program. These programs – offered throughout the state at community colleges, private colleges, and even through the American Red Cross – are typically short, ranging from several weeks to a few months in length. Many institutions also offer evening classes in order to accommodate students’ work schedules.

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After completing a program, students become certified as State Tested Nurse Aides (STNAs) by passing the state certification exam. Students are then free to pursue employment at one of the many Ohio institutions that employ nursing assistants, such as Kindred Healthcare, HCR ManorCare, and Cambridge Home Health. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ohio’s nursing assistants report a median annual salary of $23,740, with the middle fifty percent of salaries ranging from $20,930 to $28,150.

If you are interested in beginning your training as a nursing assistant in Ohio, you might find the below list of accredited training programs helpful in your search.

Featured Schools

Cincinnati

Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development
3254 East Kemper Road | Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
US Grant Joint Vocational School
718 West Plane Street | Bethel, Ohio 45106
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Warren County Career Center
3525 North State Route 48 | Lebanon, Ohio 45036
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development 3254 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
US Grant Joint Vocational School 718 West Plane Street
Bethel, Ohio 45106
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Warren County Career Center 3525 North State Route 48
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Cleveland

Auburn Career Center
8140 Auburn Road | Concord Township, Ohio 44077
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lorain County Joint Vocational School District
15181 State Route 58 South | Oberlin, Ohio 44074
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Auburn Career Center 8140 Auburn Road
Concord Township, Ohio 44077
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lorain County Joint Vocational School District 15181 State Route 58 South
Oberlin, Ohio 44074
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Columbus

Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County
150 Price Road | Newark, Ohio 43055
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Columbus School of Practical Nursing
2323 Lexington Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Delaware Area Career Center
4565 Columbus Pike | Delaware, Ohio 43015
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Tolles Career and Technical Center
7877 US Highway 42 South | Plain City, Ohio 43064
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County 150 Price Road
Newark, Ohio 43055
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Columbus School of Practical Nursing 2323 Lexington Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Delaware Area Career Center 4565 Columbus Pike
Delaware, Ohio 43015
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Tolles Career and Technical Center 7877 US Highway 42 South
Plain City, Ohio 43064
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Dayton

Miami Valley Career Technology Center
6800 Hoke Road | Clayton, Ohio 45315
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ohio Medical Career College
1133 South Edwin C Moses Boulevard, Suite 110 | Dayton, Ohio 45417
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Miami Valley Career Technology Center 6800 Hoke Road
Clayton, Ohio 45315
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ohio Medical Career College 1133 South Edwin C Moses Boulevard, Suite 110
Dayton, Ohio 45417
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Toledo

Athena Career Academy
5700 Monroe Street | Sylvania, Ohio 43560
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Toledo School of Practical Nursing
3281 Upton Avenue | Toledo, Ohio 43613
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Athena Career Academy 5700 Monroe Street
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Toledo School of Practical Nursing 3281 Upton Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43613
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Youngstown

Choffin Career and Technical Center
200 East Wood Street | Youngstown, Ohio 44503
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
ETI Technical College
2076 Youngstown-Warren Road | Niles, Ohio 44446
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
7300 North Palmyra Road | Canfield, Ohio 44406
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
528 Educational Highway | Warren, Ohio 44483
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Choffin Career and Technical Center 200 East Wood Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
ETI Technical College 2076 Youngstown-Warren Road
Niles, Ohio 44446
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center 7300 North Palmyra Road
Canfield, Ohio 44406
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trumbull Career & Technical Center 528 Educational Highway
Warren, Ohio 44483
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Ohio cities

Apollo Career Center
3325 Shawnee Road | Lima, Ohio 45806
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ashland County - West Holmes Career Center
1783 State Route 60 | Ashland, Ohio 44805
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Collins Career Technical Center
11627 State Route 243 | Chesapeake, Ohio 45619
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Columbiana County Career & Technical Center
9364 State Route 45 | Lisbon, Ohio 44432
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
EHOVE Career Center
316 West Mason Road | Milan, Ohio 44846
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Four County Career Center
22-900 State Route 34 | Archbold, Ohio 43502
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Knox Technical Center
308 Martinsburg Road | Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Madison Adult Career Center
600 Esley Lane | Mansfield, Ohio 44905
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Marion Technical College
1467 Mount Vernon Avenue | Marion, Ohio 43302
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
400 Richards Road | Zanesville, Ohio 43701
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District
895 Crouse Chapel Road | Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pioneer Career and Technology Center
27 Ryan Road | Shelby, Ohio 44875
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Scioto County Career Technical Center
951 Vern Riffe Drive | Lucasville, Ohio 45648
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Tri-County Adult Career Center
15676 State Route 691 | Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Tri-Rivers School of Nursing
1563 Marion-Mount Gilead Road | Marion, Ohio 43302
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Vantage Career Center
818 North Franklin Street | Van Wert, Ohio 45891
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Washington County Career Center, Adult Technical Training
21740 State Route 676 | Marietta, Ohio 45750
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Apollo Career Center 3325 Shawnee Road
Lima, Ohio 45806
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ashland County - West Holmes Career Center 1783 State Route 60
Ashland, Ohio 44805
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Collins Career Technical Center 11627 State Route 243
Chesapeake, Ohio 45619
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Columbiana County Career & Technical Center 9364 State Route 45
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
EHOVE Career Center 316 West Mason Road
Milan, Ohio 44846
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Four County Career Center 22-900 State Route 34
Archbold, Ohio 43502
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Knox Technical Center 308 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Madison Adult Career Center 600 Esley Lane
Mansfield, Ohio 44905
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Marion Technical College 1467 Mount Vernon Avenue
Marion, Ohio 43302
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers 400 Richards Road
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District 895 Crouse Chapel Road
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pioneer Career and Technology Center 27 Ryan Road
Shelby, Ohio 44875
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Scioto County Career Technical Center 951 Vern Riffe Drive
Lucasville, Ohio 45648
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Tri-County Adult Career Center 15676 State Route 691
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Tri-Rivers School of Nursing 1563 Marion-Mount Gilead Road
Marion, Ohio 43302
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Vantage Career Center 818 North Franklin Street
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Washington County Career Center, Adult Technical Training 21740 State Route 676
Marietta, Ohio 45750
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate