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State Tested Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant

Program Quick Facts

Prepare for employment in hospitals or long-term care facilities through the Health Professions Academy.

The Health Professions Academy (HPA) at OhioMeansJobs Center has moved. The State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Patient Care Assistant (PCA) and STNA/PCA PLUS classes are all available at the Scarlet Oaks campus only.

Train for employment in the high-demand medical field:

Begin with STNA training to learn the basics of personal patient care under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the STNA state test.

After completing STNA training, continue with PCA training in which students learn how to provide acute medical and surgical care under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

Or, combine job seeking, employability and soft skills training with both the STNA and PCA certifications in the STNA/PCA PLUS course.

Tuition is affordable, and funding may be available. These programs are not eligible for Pell Grant or Stafford Loans (FAFSA). Please refer to this “Funding Options” document for additional funding resources.

Learn more about a possible career in this field.

Ready to Enroll?

Enrollment Requirements:
  • For the 13-day STNA training – BCI & I and FBI background checks; WorkKeys® assessment; physical examination, two-step PPD; immunization; social security card; and a high school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency).

  • For the 5-day PCA training – Same requirements as the STNA training, plus successful completion of State of Ohio Nursing Aide Training and name listed on Nurse Aide Registry.
  • For the STNA/PCA PLUS – Same requirements as the STNA and PCA training.


  • Contact Health Professions Academy at 513.961.4220
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Health Professions Academy is a United Way Agency Partner