State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)

State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)

Start Your Nursing Career as a STNA at COTC

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Do you want to pursue a career in the healthcare field? Enrolling in Central Ohio Technical College’s STNA program is a great way to get started! 

This course prepares basic healthcare workers with the skills required by the Training and Competency Evaluation Program (TCEP) prior to gaining eligibility to become a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) for employment as a home health aide. The course content includes communication, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, promoting residents’/clients’ independence, respecting residents’/ clients’ rights, basic nursing skills, personal care skills, providing care in a home setting, mental health and social service needs, and basic restorative services.

Benefits of completing the course are:

  • Fulfill your STNA prerequisite for the nursing program.
  • You will be eligible to take your STNA test.
  • You will also gain clinical experience in the medical field.
  • Have the ability to start working in the medical field upon successful completion of the course.

State Tested Nurse Aides may choose to work
in long term care, assisted living facilities or hospitals. In order to work in these fields, students may need to pass the state STNA test which is not part of the program. STNA provides basic health care needs for patients under the direction of an RN or LPN. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment of nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Short-term Certificate Grant

The State-Tested Nurse Aid Certificate is eligible for the short-term certificate grant available to students with demonstrated financial need as well as students who are currently in or exiting foster care. Each student may receive a one-time grant of up to $2,000 to assist with tuition and fees (does not include the cost of books and supplies). To be considered, students must submit and satisfy the requirements on the Short-term Certificate Grant Application or the Short-term Certificate Foster Youth Grant Application.

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