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State Tested Nursing Aide Information

In order to meet the rising demand for trained personnel in the health care industry, Belmont offers State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA) courses for fast-track training that produces successful graduates sought after for entry-level positions in the field.


The STNA program will provide the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to providing basic care to residents of nursing homes, home health care, and hospitals. You will learn about resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. STNA is also a prerequisite for many nursing programs including our Practical Nursing (PN) and Registered Nursing programs (RN).

Testing Dates

The testing dates for the STNA at Belmont are:

June 10, 2022

August 12, 2022

September  9, 2022

October  7, 2022,

November  4, 2022

December 2, 2022

Semester Fees

FEE DESCRIPTION                          COST 
Tuition                                                        $723.00
Course Fees                                               $140.00
Textbook                                                      $62.35
Workbook                                                    $18.10
Student Packet                                            $11.00
Student Life Fee                                          $10.00
Name Badge                                                  $5.00
Test Fee                                                      $104.00

Subtotal Upfront Costs                             $1,073.45*

*Fees are subject to change depending on tuition and book fees. Does not include cost of state and federal background checks, TB test, uniform, or PPE equipment of gown, googles, and face mask.

Requirements for Registration


Please be advised there are specific steps that must be completed prior to entering the Nurse Aide class.

All items must be submitted to Belmont College, Nursing Department, 68094 Hammond Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950, before you can be entered in to the STNA program.

Please follow the steps below:

  • Complete a free Admissions Application– in person or at These is no cost to apply to the College.
  • Submit transcripts – High School or GED (if enrolling in credit course) to the College Records Office.
  • State of Ohio and Federal (FBI) Background Check and Two-Step TB Test are required before student enters the clinical setting. Student will not be allowed to complete the course if these are not received before STNA cohort enters clinical setting. No refunds will be provided due to student’s inability to provide above requirements.
    • Background Checks- Federal (FBI) and State of Ohio (BCI) are required. Online web-faced background checks cannot be verified and will not be accepted. Only fingerprint-based background checks are acceptable. For any questions please contact, Lesa Evans BSN, RN, STNA Program Coordinator at (740) 695-9500 ext. 1020 or
  • Background checks are to be sent to: Belmont College, Nursing Department, 68094 Hammond Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 
    • Background Checks may take up to 4 to 6 weeks for arrival to the college.
    • Belmont College is not responsible or obligated to return fees due to the results of the student’s background information which would prevent completion of the STNA program from clinical site restrictions.
    • Two Step TB testing is required and to be submitted to STNA Coordinator.
    • A two-step includes the following procedure:

    STEP 1: Receive Baseline PPD intradermal injection.

    STEP 2: Return to have injection site read within 48 to 72 hours of injection.

    STEP 3: Receive 2nd PPD intradermal injection, 7 to 21 days after first injection.

    STEP 4: Return to have injection site read within 48 to 72 hours of injection.

    • Supplies: Navy scrubs bottoms/white scrub top from Studio Scrubs – Wheeling, Hartman-Nursing Assisting: A Foundation in Care 5th Edition textbook, Hartman- Nursing Assisting: A Foundation in Care 5th Edition workbook, student packet, PPE gown, goggles and face mask are required for the course from the College’s Bookstore.
    • Make Payment Arrangements: Speak with Financial Aid or make payment arrangements with the Business Office.  Costs for the STNA course is not covered under the Pell Grant. Therefore, a college loan processed through the Financial Aid Office may be needed if enrolling in a credit course.

 Plan ahead for success.

  • Background Check Location: McKeen Security, Inc. 69100 Bayberry Dr, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (740) 699-1301 Bring Photo ID- Fee: BCI $32- FBI $42- $70 total (price is subject to change). Some local K-12 schools conduct background checks.  Contact them directly for information.
  • TB- Testing – Can be done at County Health Department, Urgent Care Centers and/or physician offices, and local drug stores. Complete ALL steps at same healthcare facility.
  • UniformsStudio Scrubs – Address: 8 Elm Grove Crossing Mall, Wheeling, WV 26003 Phone: (304) 905-0221