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This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek, Bellefontaine and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

This 84 hour course will introduce students to the principles and procedures of basic patient care for a variety of individuals. The course is regulated by the Ohio Department of Health and 100% attendance is required. Students must complete specific health requirements and a criminal background check at their own expense prior to the clinical experience.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Nurse Aide Short-term Technical Certificate the graduate will be able to:

  • Form relationships, communicate, and interact competently on a one-to-one basis and in a group setting with patients/residents in various healthcare settings.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the patient's/resident's physical, emotional, social, and mental health needs.
  • Assist patients/residents in attaining and maintaining functional independence.
  • Exhibit behavior in support and promotion of patient's/residents's rights.
  • Demonstrate observation and documentation skills needed to support the assessment and evaluation of the long-term care  patient's/resident's health, physical condition, and well-being. 

After completing the lecture, skills lab, and clinical components of the class, students will be prepared for entry level employment in long term care, home healthcare, hospice, hospital setting(s), and many free standing clinics. Students will also receive a certificate of completion which will allow them to take the Ohio Nurse Aide state test. After passing both the written and skills components of the exam, the student will be placed on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry.

Successful completion of this course within two years of entry into the first clinical nursing course of the LPN and RN programs meets the prerequisite nurse aide requirement of these programs. 

Download the curriculum plan for this certificate.

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Course Title Credits
MST 1181 Nurse Aide Training Nurse Aide Training 4
  Total Credit Hours 4

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.

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