Nurse Aide

Certificate of Completion

Courses Offered Predominately at:

LCCC Elyria Campus


at Wesleyan Village
(formerly Elyria United Methodist Village)
807 West Ave.
Elyria, Oh. 44035
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The LCCC STNA course is occasionally offered in the evening and at outreach sites that include long-term care facilities in Lorain County. The Enrollment Services office would have this information.

For questions about the Nurse Aide training program or applying to LCCC, please call 440-366-4015.

Nursing aides help care for physically ill, injured, disabled, or infirm individuals confined to hospitals, nursing and personal care facilities.

Nursing aides, also known as nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, or hospital attendants, perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. They answer patients' call bells, deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, and help patients eat, dress, and bathe. Aides also may provide skin care to patients; take temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure; and help patients get in and out of bed and walk. They also may escort patients to operating and examining rooms, keep patients' rooms neat, set up equipment, store and move supplies, or assist with some procedures. Aides observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing or medical staff.

Nursing aides employed in nursing homes often are the principal caregivers, having far more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Because some residents may stay in a nursing home for months or even years, aides develop ongoing relationships with them and interact with them in a positive, caring way.

Applicants for the STNA program must:

  • Have a GED or high school diploma to enroll--submit official transcript to LCCC Records Office
  • Complete LCCC Admission Form and consent for criminal background check.
  • Achieve a minimum of 71 on the Reading score of the COMPASS placement assessment
  • Complete and submit physical exam record, medical expense waiver form, Non-Convictions Statement form before class starts
  • Have required immunizations/screening: Diphtheria/Tetanus, MMR, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Hepatitis and TB testing before class starts
  • CPR certification is recommended
  • Students who register for the STNA class receive a packet of information and forms to complete. The student must attend to the packet forms and read the information carefully.

The state examination is usually available at the LCCC Learning Center in Lorain and at Wesleyan Village on a monthly basis, as classes are scheduled.

  • Certified Medication Aide Program
    LCCC will be offering a Certified Medication Aide Program periodically. For information about the curriculum please visit the Ohio Board of Nursing website: 

Nang Farlow, RN
(440) 366-8739

Program Director, Nurse Aide Training Program
Linda Sulkowski
Extension 4508, LCCC Learning Center at St. Joseph Community Center

Learn More about Nurse Aide Training Programs

Useful Websites

Ohio Department of Health Nurse Aide Department

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP)
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 752-8285
Fax: (614) 564-2596



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