Frequently Asked Questions – CNA
How long does it take to become a CNA?
- The State of Ohio requires each program to meet certain requirements: 75 hours is the minimum required time to meet state guidelines.
- You can become a CNA in as short as 2 weeks by taking a 2 week Day class. Class timings are 9 am – 5pm Monday through Friday.
- The evening class begins at 6 pm – 10 pm which is only 4 weeks long, Monday through Friday.
- Just click on Certified Nursing Assistant to get started!
Where can I take the CNA certification exam?
- Ally College offers on-site certification exams at least once a month on Thursdays. We also have an open lab available for students who register for the State test.
How to get your CNA license online?
- Ally College is authorized by the Department of Health to provide students with a Certificate of Completion upon meeting all course requirements. As part of the State of Ohio’s regulations, the college is required to have at least 59 hours of actual classroom time and 16 hours of clinical time.
How can I become a CNA if I’m working?
- We offer three flexible class timings to assist you in attending class at a convenient time. Day times (9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday), Evening times (6 pm – 10 pm Monday – Friday), Saturdays (9 am – 5 pm).
Where can I get my CNA License?
- Ally College offers students the ability to receive their ‘Certificate of Completion’ at the end of the course upon successfully completing all course requirements. Once students receive the ‘Certificate of Completion’, they can start working at acute care facilities, i.e home health, assisted living facilities etc.
What does CNA stand for?
- CNA stands for ‘Certified Nursing Assistant’. CNA’s are basically individuals who have met the criteria to successfully pass the State of Ohio’s requirements and can begin to work in Acute care settings as in Home Health.
What does STNA stand for?
- STNA stands for ‘State Tested Nursing Assistant”. In order to work in Long Term care Facilities, CNA students would have to pass the State Test upon which they will be referred to as STNA’s. Ofcourse, STNA’s can also work at acute care facilities if that is the preferred location for them.
What’s the difference between CNA and STNA?
- Once students receive the ‘Certificate of Completion’ at Ally College, they can start working at acute care facilities, i.e. home health, assisted living facilities etc. In order to work in Long Term care Facilities, students would have to take the State Test upon successfully passing the test, they will be be referred to as STNA’s and can work at Nursing Home type setting.
What is a Nurse aide training and competency evaluation program?
- Ally College is an approved site by the Department of Health and students who pass the Certified Nursing Aide course successfully are considered to have met the “Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation” requirements. Some also refer to “Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program” as NATCEP.
Where can I find CNA requirements online?
What are my career paths if I want to advance myself after becoming a CNA?
- We believe this site should give you a good idea about your nursing career options.
Where can I find free resources on how to find a job as a CNA or Scholarship information?
What kind of payment plans are available? If i pay in full, do I receive a discount?
- We waive the seat reservation fees for students who pay in full in advance
- We offer flexible payment plans for students once they have reserved a seat in class, we can setup two easy payments for the specific package purchased due on each Monday. Typically, the final payment must be made prior to class completion.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other questions!
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