Nurse Aide

Certificate of Completion

LCCC Courses Offered Predominately at the Following Locations:

Lorain Learning Center at Lorain City High School
2600 Ashland Avenue
Lorain, Ohio  44052
Lab: C203A
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Lutheran Home @ Concord Reserve
2116 Dover Center Rd.
Westlake, OH 44145
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Typical courses are 3, 4 or 5 weeks long offered all fall, spring and summer semesters. Please contact Enrollment Services at (440) 366-4032 for the list of course dates and locations.

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

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

Nurse 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.

For more information about this certificate, please contact please contact Linda Sulkowski at 440-366-4508 or

Admission requirements for the STNA program include: 

  • In-person registration following college advising. 
  • High school diploma or GED, Social Security number; to enroll--submit official high school and college transcripts on record to LCCC Records Office. 
  • College-level reading. 
  • AHA BLS HCP CPR certification is recommended. 
  • Once enrolled, students must complete background check and admission packet provided at the time of enrollment. All enrolled students must attend to the packet forms and read the information carefully. 
  • Completed admission packets including physical exam with documentation of immunity , medical expense waiver form, and Non-Convictions Statement form are submitted to the Allied Health, Nursing and Physical Education division office in HS 223 before class starts per division requirement. 

After successful course completion, a certificate of completion will be issued. The state examination is usually available at the LCCC training sites on a monthly basis, as classes are scheduled.

Program Director, Nurse Aide Training Program
Linda Sulkowski, RN
Extension 4508
LCCC Main Campus - HS 111L

Learn More about Nurse Aide Training Programs

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is STNA?
    STNA stands for State Tested Nurse Aide.  
  • What do nurse aides do?
    Provide basic nursing care such as dressing, feeding, bathing and observing patients. Other skills may be required depending on employer. 
  • What characteristics generally describe a Nurse Aide?
    Compassion, empathy, and caring. Good general health and ability to communicate with other members of the healthcare team are also important. 
  • Do Nurse Aides often go into nursing?
    Absolutely. The STNA course is a great way to get exposure to the health care field to help you make a decision about your career. You can work as a nurse aide part time. 
  • Where are Nurse Aides employed?
    Generally in long-term care facilities, but also at hospitals, assisted living, hospice care, home health care and private duty.

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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