Become a StateTested Nursing Assistant (STNA) and enter one of the
fastest growing careers in the America!
An STNA, also known as a Registered Nursing Assistant, is a highly visible member of the healthcare team who helps physically ill, injured, disabled, or ailing individuals confined to hospitals, nursing homes, and other personal care facilities, even their homes. While under the direct supervision of nursing and medical staff, STNAs perform routine tasks such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, light housekeeping, eating, and more for people who are unable to perform these tasks alone. STNAs are often the principal caregivers and have far more contact with residents than other members of the nursing and medical staff.
Certification as an STNA can open the door to a rewarding career offering job stability and personal satisfaction. The demand for dedicated, caring healthcare workers will only grow as the elderly population increases. Not to mention, the wonderful feeling you get knowing that you are helping and caring for someone else.
Our STNA training courses are balanced between classroom and clinical skills training that provides a meaningful, practical skills development opportunity. After successful completion, students will receive a “Certificate of Completion” and will be eligible to take the competency test towards becoming a registered STNA in Ohio.
Our STNA refresher courses are designed to help those who have unsuccessfully taken or are eligible to take the STNA state test but need more hands on practice, brush up on their necessary skills to succeed.
Applicants for the STNA program must:
- Must be at least 16 years of age.
- Some high school education is preferred; diploma or GED is not required.
- Must be able to read and write in English, and perform basic math skills.
- Must be able to perform duties which include lifting and standing on your feet for extended periods of time.
- Complete and submit physical exam record signed by a Physician.
- Complete and submit a two-step Mantoux test for Tuberculosis (TB).
- Complete the GEO Application Form along with required deposit.
- CPR & First Aid certifications are highly recommended, maybe required, depending on the employer.
- Most facilities and agencies require that applicants pass a criminal background check. Before you start training, be sure that your background check will not disqualify you from obtaining employment. Contact your local police department to obtain personal records.
- Many facilities and agencies require that applicants pass a drug screening. Some may require this before entry into the training program, and others may perform drug testing on new employees and/or existing employees.
This course is an entry-level course for individuals interested in working in the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Care setting. It is designed to meet all of the training requirements defined in O.B.R.A., 1987, revised in 1993 and as defined by the Ohio Department of Health. In addition, the course meets the federal Medicare requirements set forth by the health care financing administration. This course is 80 hours, which includes 16 hours of supervised clinical experience. Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to take the Ohio State Test.
The following subject areas are included:
- Communication Skills, including observation, reporting, and documentation of patient status and care of services furnished
- Taking, reading, and recording vital signs.
- Infection control.
- Review of body systems and reporting and recording changes in body functioning.
- Recognizing emergencies.
- Physical, emotional, and developmental characteristics of client populations with special needs.
- Normal range of motion exercises.
- Positioning, transfer techniques and ambulation.
- Maintaining nutrition and fluid intake.
- Assisting with elimination.
- Personal care skills: bed bath, peri-care, oral hygiene, and skin care.
- Making an occupied and unoccupied bed.
- Caring for clients with special needs.
- Care of the person with HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis.
- Protecting the rights of people.
In 2004, more than 1,400,000 Certified Nurse Aides were employed in the United States.
By 2014, that number is expected to increase by 22%, or to more than 1,780,000.
In 2002, more than 74,400 Certified Nurse Aides were employed in the state of Ohio.
By 2012, that number is expected to increase by 19%, or to more than 88,000.
Overall, the fastest growing occupations in the United States are Home Health Aides.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections