STNA Classes Kirtland, OH

State Tested Nursing Assistants (STNAs) provide the bulk of patient care in long-term care facilities. They work closely with residents, performing vital tasks under the supervision of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN). Their duties include but are not limited to assisting residents with personal care such as bathing, dressing, and toileting, preparing and serving meals, measuring and recording vital signs, monitoring patients for changes in their physical or mental health, changing linens, emptying bedpans, and setting up medical equipment.

The demand for STNAs is expected to increase 11 percent by the year 2026 according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The need for these health care professionals in long-term care ensures numerous employment opportunities for newly registered STNAs. If you’re looking to enter the health care industry, STNA classes will prepare you for the state evaluation and employment in acute or long-term care. You must be compassionate and have a genuine concern for others, professional and respecting of patients’ rights, reliable and flexible to work nights, weekends and on holidays when needed, and physically capable of lifting and transferring patients. The training may be a first step to a career in nursing.

Legacy Health Services

Legacy Health Services prepares adults to join their team of health care professionals through the state-approved STNA classes. The training will be hosted by Wickliffe Country Place and is open to anyone desirous of obtaining STNA certification. The curriculum will include theory and hands-on training to give students the skills to provide routine nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse and in accordance with a resident care plan. Course topics will include anatomy and physiology, care across the lifespan, basic nursing skills, vital signs, preventing the spread of infections, observation and reporting, rehabilitative treatments, hospice care, mental health, range of motion exercises, nutrition, and Alzheimer’ care.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Valid photo ID and social security card
  • Complete a health exam including immunization
  • TB clearance
  • Criminal background clearance

Tuition is free. Employment may be available to students who successfully complete the program and pass the state certification exam.

Address: 1919 Bishop Road, Wickliffe, Ohio 44092
Phone: 440-944-9400

Lakeland Community College

Lakeland Community College prepares adults for a career as a State Tested Nurse Aide. Students will develop the knowledge and technical skills to care for residents in a long-term care facility under the direction of a licensed nurse. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the state exam to become STNAs. Apart from preparation for practice, the training may also be a stepping-stone to further studies in health careers. Training, certification, and experience as an STNA are useful when applying to a nursing degree program. There are two enrollment options. The STNA course only is an 8-week long program that includes two weeks of clinical experiences in a local health care facility. The second option, the STNA Certificate, includes preparation for the state competency exam. Students will also take Medical Terminology for Health Professionals and Customer Service in Health Care. Medical Terminology for Health Professionals emphasizes common disease conditions, diagnostic measures, body systems, anatomy and physiology, and various methods of treatments. Customer Service and Healthcare highlights the characteristics of healthcare customers and the importance of good customer service, patients rights and responsibilities, verbal and non-verbal communications, complaint resolutions, and laws and regulations. The duration of the STNA Certificate is 15- weeks and also includes hands-on practice at a local health care facility. The STNA course is 4 credits and the STNA Certificate is 9 credits.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalency
  • A valid photo ID and social security card
  • A physical exam completed by a primary health care provider
  • A two step TB test or QuantiFERON gold blood test
  • Immunization records – MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Tdap, and annual flu vaccine
  • Copy of health insurance certificate
  • CPR from American Heart Association – BLS for Healthcare Provider
  • Complete a background check and drug screen

Tuition costs $127.80 per credit for Lake County residents. The cost includes the general fee, career services fee, and student support service fee. Students must cover the cost of textbooks, immunization, uniform, insurance, nursing supplies, and state evaluation.

Address: 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, Ohio 44094-5198
Phone: 440-525-7000
Toll-Free: 1.800-589-8520

St Francis Senior Ministries

St. Francis Home, Inc. offers STNA training and competency that is approved by the State of Ohio. Students who successfully complete the training and pass the state test will become STNAs. The class includes instructional classes and clinical training in a skilled nursing facility. Instruction will include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and feeding, communication and interpersonal relationships, hospice care, safety and emergency procedures, patients’ rights and independence, infection control, observation and reporting, basic nursing skills, and mental health.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalency
  • A valid photo ID and social security card
  • A physical exam completed by a primary health care provider
  • Valid health insurance
  • A two step TB test or QuantiFERON gold blood test
  • Immunization records
  • Complete a background check and drug screen

Training is free to all accepted students. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the state competency evaluation – also available at St. Francis Home, Inc. Employment opportunities may be available for qualifying students. Contact the school for existing class schedules.

Address: 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, Ohio 44883
Phone: 419-447-2723

Ace Tutors

Ace Tutors assist adults with STNA certification. The curriculum covers 75 hours of instruction in the classroom and clinical site. Areas of study include communication and interpersonal skills, infection control, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, personal care skills, patient rights and independence, nutrition and feeding, safety and emergency procedures, basic restorative services, basic nursing skills, and hospice care. Morning and evening schedules are available to accommodate working students. Ace Tutors maintains close relationships with local nursing homes, hospitals, and home health care agencies so they’re able to offer job placement assistance to program graduates. The morning schedule meets Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for three weeks. The evening classes meet Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Admission criteria:

  • Be 17 years or older
  • Be able to read and write English
  • Provide proof of a negative Mantoux skin test or chest x-ray
  • Have a good criminal background record
  • Be able to lift 70 lbs
  • Complete a physical
  • A completed application and required documents by the first day of class
  • Pay the non-refundable registration fee of $20

Tuition is $475. A deposit of $250 must be made before the first day. Scholarships are available for eligible students.

Address: 5225 Northfield Road Suite C Bedford Heights, Ohio 44146
Phone: 216-332-1600

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