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Although economic experts are saying that the worst of the recession is over, it's little conciliation to those that are still struggling to find work after being laid off. Anyone considering returning to school to train for a new career may want to think about Ohio CNA classes. Designed to enable students to become a certified nursing assistant, this training could be a great opportunity to achieve a new career.

Certified nursing assistants are responsible for working closely with doctors and nurses to provide a higher level of care to their patients. Common responsibilities include recording patient medical histories, taking vital signs, preparing patients for treatment, and educating individuals about preventative care techniques.

Becoming a CNA in Ohio

The first step in becoming a CNA in Ohio is to complete a program that meets the state's training and education requirements. In Ohio, one must complete a course that fulfills the minimum requirement of 75 hours.

After the Training is Complete

Following program completion, he or she must pass the state's CNA test. There is a 4 month grace period during which an individual can work as a Nursing Assistant after training before he or she is required to take the certification exam and become registered. The grace period cannot be renewed if the individual fails to pass the exam during the allowed 3 tries.

Once registered, a CNA must work at least 8 hours doing nursing-related services for pay in a 2 year licensing period to keep his or her status with the Registry. Otherwise, he or she must re-train and re-test.

If a CNA is registered and in good standing in another state, he or she can apply to be a CNA in Ohio by submitting an Ohio Nurse Aide Reciprocity Request form.

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Ohio CNA Certification

Ohio CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Ohio, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Ohio CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Ohio CNA Certification

In Ohio, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Ohio CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Ohio, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Ohio CNA Licensing Resources

Bradley Bay Health Center

Montefiore Home

  • 1 David Myers Pkwy.
    Beachwood, OH 44122
    Programs: CNA

Advanced Health Career Systems, Ltd.

  • 1 West Interstate Street
    Bedford, OH 44146
    Programs: CNA

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

East Park Care Center

  • 8 East Park Circle
    Brook Park, OH 44142
    Programs: CNA

Grace Health Career Center, LLC

  • 10979 Reed Hartman Hwy, Suite 207
    Cincinnati, OH 45242
    Programs: CNA

The Health Care Management Group

  • 12500 Reed Hartman Hwy.
    Cincinnati, OH 45241
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross CNA Program

  • 3747 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    Programs: CNA

Cleveland Job Corps

  • 1020 Bolivar Rd.
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    Programs: CNA

Cuyahoga Community College

Health Careers Center High School

  • 3122 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    Programs: CNA

Kethley House at Benjamin Rose Place

  • 11900 Fairhill Rd.
    Cleveland, OH 44120
    Programs: CNA

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

  • 1468 West 25th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    Programs: CNA

Menorah Park Center for Senior Living

  • 27100 Cedar Road
    Cleveland, OH 44122
    Programs: CNA

Rudwick Manor Special Care Center

  • 17322 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44112
    Programs: CNA

Aristocrat Lakewood Nursing Home

  • 13900 Detroit Rd.
    Lakewood, OH 44107
    Programs: CNA

Polaris Career Center

Patrician Skilled Nursing Center

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