Nursing Continuing Education

Community Health Worker Certification Program

Cleveland State University School of Nursing is pleased to present our Ohio Board of Nursing certified Community Health Worker program. This program is appropriate for anyone interested in an entry-level position in health care who would like to make a difference in the health of their community.

It is a rigourous combination of 14 full-day classroom sessions and an additional 130 service hours in the community.

The program includes;

14 weeks of Saturday classes, 9am to 3pm on CSU Main Campus (in person) in Julka Hall Room 235

CPR and Vital Signs training

130 additional service hours 

Cohort 7 Last Class

Requirments for Admission

At least 18 years of age with a High School diploma or GED

Substance Test and Background Check

Health Data documentation

Attend one Information Session


The 2022 Fall cohort begins Saturday, September 17, 2022

Tuition $1,950

Deadline for registration and full payment is September 10, 2022

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To complete the program, participants must attend all classroom sessions (including assignments, texbook readings, online discussion, and in-class participation), complete CPR and Vital Signs Training (included in the program), complete CDSM training and implement a CDSM program on their own with the assistance of a team member, and complete 130 service hours in the community. After the participant has completed all the requirements of the CSU Community Health Worker Program, they will then submit their application (Form A)  to the Ohio Board of Nursing to become certified as a Community Health Worker in the State of Ohio. 

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CHW CMSD Training

 What is a Community Health Worker?

​​​​​​Professor Joan Thoman discusses her research in workforce needs for an ever-shifting healthcare landscape.

CHW Completion Requirements


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