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Become a State Tested Nursing Assistant

The Christian Village at Mason (CVM) is investing in the future of healthcare. We provide free training to become a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA). Gain hands-on experience in healthcare, earn wages during training, and start your healthcare career at The Christian Village at Mason!

A State Tested Nursing Assistant provides daily living services to patients in long-term care facilities and through home healthcare. Activities range from changing bedding, bathing and hygiene for patients, assisting them with feeding, to monitoring vitals.

About the Course

Taught on campus at CVM by credentialed nurses with professional experience, our Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) delivers an engaging curriculum that meets the Ohio Department of Health education regulations. Theory and skills practice, including a clinical experience at our CMS 5-star rated skilled nursing facility, is conducted under nursing supervision.

The course content focuses on critical thinking, decision-making, and team concepts while incorporating elements of care and interpersonal skills. Our course is instructor-led, classroom-based training combined with hands-on clinical experience. The program utilizes lectures, videos, discussions, and textbooks, to provide an effective, engaging learning experience.

Coursework Topics

  • Nurse Aide Roles
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Social Services
  • Legal Issues
  • Safety and Security
  • Signs and symptoms of disease, aging, death and dying
  • Hygiene

Upon successful completion of our class, students receive a certificate that qualifies them to take the STNA examination. This examination is administered in our community.

Students can generally expect to complete their training and be ready to take their state certification exam to become an STNA within 3 to 4 weeks of beginning their training. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student will be scheduled to take the STNA licensure exam.

Apply online at or call for an interview at (513) 441-4635.