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State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA) Information

The STNA State licensure qualifies students for employment in nursing homes, home health care, and hospitals. STNA is also a prerequisite for many nursing programs including our Practical Nursing (PN) and Registered Nursing programs (RN).

Class Dates


Main Campus – Health Sciences Center

Course: AHT 1100 072:  Nurse Assistant – 4 college credits

Class Dates: January 12 – April 20, 2021

Day/Time: Tuesday/Thursday from 5:15pm – 8:18pm

Semester Fees

FEE DESCRIPTION                          COST 

Tuition                                                        $663.00
Course Fees                                               $140.00

Textbook                                                      $56.50
Workbook                                                    $16.40
Student Packet                                            $11.00

Student Life Fee                                          $10.00

Test Fee                                                      $104.00

Subtotal Upfront Costs                             $1,000.90*

*Fees are subject to change depending on tuition and book fees.

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 Development Department, 68094 Hammond Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950, before you can be entered in to the STNA program.
Please follow the steps below:

  • Complete an 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)
  • Complete background Checks– Federal (FBI) and State (BCI) are required. It can take up to 30 days for these to be processed and submitted to the College from the appropriate agencies. Plan early.

Online web-faced background checks cannot be verified and will not be accepted. Only fingerprint-based background checks are acceptable. For any questions please call, Laura Yontz, Program Coordinator at 740.695.9500 ext. 1020.
Request to mail background checks to:

                                                                  Belmont College

                                                                  68094 Hammond Road

                                                                  St. Clairsville, OH 43950

                                                                  Attn: Karolyn Fox, HSC


  • Two-Step TB Tests– A two-step TB test can be completed at the Belmont County Health Department. The estimated cost is $30.00 and paid by cash only. Call to arrange an appointment at 740.695.1200. This process can take 7 to 21 days to complete, so plan accordingly.

  • Supplies needed – Navy scrubs bottoms/white scrub top, Hartman-Nursing Assisting: A Foundation in Care 5th Edition textbook, workbook, and student packet are required for the course. These items can be purchased through the Belmont College Campus Shop. Scrubs can also be purchased from other locations. Face mask and goggles are now required.

  • Make Payment Arrangements– Speak with Financial Aid or make payment arrangements with the Business Office. The Nurse Aide class is not covered under the Pell Grant; therefore, you may need to process a College Loan through the Financial Aid Office (if enrolling in a credit course).

*Important Information: Background checks (FBI and State) AND Two-Step TB Tests must be received by the Nursing Department prior to being able to register for the Nurse Aide class.

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