STNA COURSE DESCRIPTION
NATCEP (Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program) aka STNA
Ohio Department of Health Approved
Coursework relates to the following healthcare topics: nurse aide roles, communication, interpersonal skills, basic nursing skills, mental health, social services, legal issues, safety & security, signs & symptoms of disease, aging, death & dying, hygiene, grooming, and mobility. In addition to classroom-based training, you will have a “hands on” clinical experience. Upon successful completion of our class students receive a certificate and this qualifies all students to take the State Tested Nurse’s Aide examination. This examination is administered at our school.
The Ohio Department of Health requires that students complete a minimum of 59 classroom hours and 16 clinical hours for a total of 75 hours. If any class time is missed due to an emergency, arrangements must be made to make up the hours at the instructor’s discretion. If hours missed are not due to a verifiable emergency or too many hours are missed then the student will be asked to leave the class and restart with the next session.
17 years of age
Able to lift 50 lbs and stand on your feet for 3 hours
Valid State ID
HS diploma not required
HHA COURSE DESCRIPTION
HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA) training is also only two weeks of training. HHA training teaches the fundamentals of providing care in a home care setting. HHA’s usually work for agencies and private families.
Coursework relates to the following healthcare topics: nurse aide roles, communication, interpersonal skills, basic nursing skills, mental health, social services, legal issues, safety & security, signs & symptoms of disease, aging, death & dying, hygiene, grooming, and mobility. In addition to classroom-based training, you will have a “hands on” clinical experience. Upon successful completion of our class students receive a certificate.
Our HHA program is unique because it will allow you to obtain your STNA, with only two more days of training! How you ask? Follow these simple steps:
Complete your HHA training
Return and take your clinical in a timely manner (discuss at time of admission)
Pay your clinical fee
Receive your certificate of completion as an STNA
Take your state test!
At RN and Associates, LLC we teach our HHA program to the standards of the Ohio Department Of Health curriculum for STNA training with additional focus on working in the home. That is how we are able to have such a unique and rewarding program.
What is the Difference between CNA and STNA?
Many people are considering taking nurse aide training programs but aren’t sure about what type of program to look for – STNA, CNA, LNA, or Nurse’s Aide (NA) classes. The State of Ohio does not recognize the term Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), though other states do, such as Michigan. “Nurse Aide” in Ohio is referred to as a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) and that is only after the candidate meets all the conditions and requirements contained within Ohio Administrative Code §3701-17-01.
“Nurse Aide” means an individual who provides nursing and nursing-related services to residents in a long-term care facility, other than a licensed health professional practicing within the scope of his or her license or an individual who provides nursing or nursing-related services as a volunteer without monetary compensation.” (OAC 3701-17-07.1 (A)(3))
As mandated by the federal government, all states maintain a registry of individuals who have met all the criteria mandated by that state, which includes obtaining training through an accredited school/program and passing a state-mandated written and skills test. The registry contains a list of individuals that are certified to work in long-term facilities, hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and homes as a nursing assistant. If your name is not included in your state’s registry, you cannot legally work as a state tested nurse aide (regardless of the title given by another state, person, school, or employer).