A State Tested Nurse Assistant, also known as a CNA, works under the direct supervision of a licensed practical or registered nurse. STNAs perform basic patient care, measure and record vital signs, deliver meals, and provide valuable information to members of the healthcare team. They make the patients’ beds, assist with bathing, grooming, positioning, mobility, and feeding, and provide for patients’ comfort. Since STNAs spend a great deal of time with patients, they should have compassion, patience, and good communication and observational skills. Nurses and doctors rely on STNAs to provide accurate updates on the patients’ condition, so reliability and attention to detail are also essential. Embarking on a career as an STNA is a practical way to enter the healthcare industry as it provides a stepping stone to a career in nursing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for STNAs is expected to be 21 percent between 2012 and 2022.
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Touching Hearts, Changing Lives
The STNA program at Touching Hearts, Changing Lives is a basic medical course that prepares students for entry-level employment in various health care settings, including hospitals, home health care agencies, and long-term care facilities. The 76-hour curriculum follows the state’s guidelines and covers 60 hours of interactive classroom sessions and hands-on lab. It also includes 16 hours of supervised clinical experiences where students have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom and build confidence in their patient care abilities. Graduates are prepared for success on the STNA state exam and can use the training to enroll in LPN and RN nursing programs. The school offers flexible morning, afternoon, evening, part-time day, full-time day and weekend classes to accommodate students’ schedules. With many employers requesting their graduates due to the quality of their program and for a nominal $395 program fee, Touching Heart, Changing Lives offers trainees assistance with signing up for the state exam which can be taken at their facility, course study notes, the D & S Skills Handbook, clinical uniform, tote bag and a pen. In addition, graduates are welcome to go back and practice their skills, and for the written portion of the state exam, at no additional charge, as often as they would like until they take and successfully pass their state exam.
- Website: http://toledostna.com/stnacourses/
- Address: 5151 Monroe Street, Suite 101 Toledo, OH 43623
- Phone: (419) 345-4269
- Email: [email protected]
Med1Care’s STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) classes are targeted to individuals with a passion for caring. Anyone, with a genuine desire to care for others, can enroll – no prior medical experience or high school diploma needed. With more than a decade of providing STNA training, the school is the #1 provider in Northwest Ohio and has produced more graduates than any other school. The 75-hour curriculum meets the state’s requirements and includes 59 hours in the classroom and lab and 16 hours at a medical facility for real-world practice under the guidance of experienced instructors. Med1Care offers convenient day, evening, and weekend schedules, and students complete the clinical rotation in the corresponding hours. Day classes are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday for two weeks. Evening classes meet from 5:15 pm to 10:45 pm Monday through Friday for three weeks. Weekend classes are six weeks with meeting times of 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 3:30 pm to 8 pm on Sunday. Graduates receive a Certificate of Successful Completion that makes them eligible to take the state certification exam. A flexible payment plan and job placement assistance are available for all students.
- Website: http://www.med1care.org/classes-stna/
- Address: 1225 Corporate Drive, Suite B, Holland, OH 43528
- Phone: (419) 866-0555
- Fax: (419) 866-0556
- Email: [email protected]
Richard Health System
Richard Health System’s STNA class prepares students to embark on a career in healthcare. The introductory training that includes theory and practical experiences is beneficial to individuals with no previous medical experience. Candidates do not need a high school diploma to enroll in the program. However, they should have satisfactory reading and comprehension skills. Instructors emphasize care for elderly or disabled individuals, including those with limiting medical conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Course topics include the promotion of physical and emotional wellness, patient independence and rights, communication skills, personal hygiene, infection control, proper body mechanics, body functions, basic nursing skills, safety and emergency, and a review of the 25 state-tested skills. RHS offers easy enrollment, flexible day, evening, or weekend schedules, and convenient payment plans. Day classes are three weeks; students meet Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm. Evening classes meet from 5:15 pm to 10:45 pm Monday through Thursday for three weeks. Applicants must take a TB test, be able to lift up to 50 lbs., and commit to 100 percent attendance. Graduates are eligible to take the state certification exam available on site. Tuition for the program is $350, and students can begin classes with a down payment of just $50.
- Website: http://www.richardhealthsystems.com/STNA-Training.html
- Address: 5237 Renwyck Dr, Toledo, OH 43615, United States
- Phone: 419-534-2371
Owens Community College
Owens Community College Nurse Assistant Training Course is approved by the Ohio Department of Health. It combines didactic and clinic instruction to equip students with the knowledge and skills to work in hospitals, hospice centers, long-term care facilities, and home health settings as STNAs. The curriculum comprises of 59 hours of classroom instruction and 16 hours of supervised clinical experiences in a medical facility. Students learn vital signs, basic nursing skills, laws and ethics governing practice, communication and interpersonal relationships, medical terminology, safety and emergency procedures, restorative and rehabilitative techniques, care for patients with mental health issues, personal hygiene, range of motion, and death and dying. Tuition for the 3-credit program is $500.31 plus fees, books, and clinical supplies.
- Website: http://catalog.owens.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=9&poid=2066&returnto=3494
- Address: 30335 Oregon Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, United States
- Phone: 567-661-7000
- Fax: (567) 661-2044
- E-mail: [email protected]
Athena Career Academy
Athena Career Academy offers students the opportunity to become a State Tested Nursing Assistant. The state-approved program covers the provision of basic nursing services under federal and state guidelines. Applicants must complete the online application, provide a copy of their state ID, sign the enrollment agreement, and pay the registration fee of $25. A criminal background check and 2-step TB Mantoux or Chest X-rate are also required for enrollment. The program covers approximately 75 hours of study – 59 hours in the classroom and 16 hours in a skilled nursing facility. Graduates will receive a certificate which will make them eligible to take the state certification exam to work at hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. The total cost of attendance is $310 including tuition ($195), registration fee ($25), pre-registration fee (background check TB test; $60), and workbook ($30).
- Website: http://athenacareers.edu/programs/state-tested-nursing-assistant-stna/
- Address: 5203 Airport Highway, Toledo, OH 43615
- Phone: (419)329-4075
The STNA program at Davis College is approved by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Students meet two days a week and complete the training requirements in 5 weeks. The curriculum covers classroom instruction as well as training at an approved long-term care facility to prepare students for the state certification exam to work at hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. Course topics include personal care, basic nursing skills, patients’ rights and independence, medical terminology, safety and emergency procedure, patient transfers, range of motion, infection control, vital signs, observation and reporting, and communication and interpersonal skills. A flexible payment plan is available for qualifying students. Financial aid is not available.
- Website: http://www.daviscollege.edu/
- Address: 4747 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio 43623
- Phone: 419.473.2700