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What are some reputable options for nurse's aide training in Ohio?

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Some reputable options for obtaining nurse aide training in Ohio are enrolling in a community college and receiving training organized by the American Red Cross. The Ohio Department of Health accredits all nurse aide programs in Ohio to ensure they meet minimum federal and state requirements.

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One community college that offers an accredited nurse aide training program is the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. The American Red Cross is one of the largest provider of nurse aide training programs. Nurse aide training programs are also conducted at private and vocational schools and nursing homes. The ODH mandates that a Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program consists of at least 59 hours of classroom instruction and 16 hours of supervised clinical experience in a long-term care facility. However, many training programs outline more hours for classroom and on-the-job training.

Upon completion of the NATCEP, a candidate must write and pass a state exam to become a State Tested Nursing Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant. Licensing is a requirement for employment in Medicare- and Medicaid-certified long-term care facilities.

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