Nurse Aide Training

Nurse Aide Training includes:

BLS-CPR for Healthcare Provider – Learn single-rescuer & team basic life support skills for application in prehospital and in-facility environments, focused on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. Learn to perform basic life support (adult/child/infant) and AED in a variety of healthcare settings.
Heartsaver® First Aid - Learn to recognize and manage illness and injuries within the first few minutes of occurrence. 
State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) - Consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on lab followed by 16 hours of clinical experience in a local long-term care facility. Upon successful completion of the classroom and clinical experiences, students sit for the Ohio Department of Health State Tested Nurse Aide certification on-site. Students normally test within 2 weeks of completing the program.
STNA Theory/Lab – Learn and practice safety, infection control, personal care, mental health, residents’ rights, care impaired, communication, data collection, basic nursing skills, disease process, role and responsibility, and older adult growth.  Practice taking vital signs; dressing/feeding dependent residents; catheter care; abdominal thrusts; basic activity planning, safe transfers using walkers, gait belts, and mechanical lifts. 
STNA Clinical Experience - Students gain hands-on experience in a long-term care facility putting into practice skills successfully demonstrated in theory and hands-on lab demonstration.


Additional Enrollment Requirements (In addition to Regular Enrollment Requirements)

  • Complete 2 step Tuberculin Skin Test
  • Obtain Physical
  • Employment options are limited for persons with felonies or other recent criminal charges and may affect a student's enrollment or certification.

  • Physical Requirements - Students must be able to lift 50 pounds.  Due to the physical demands of and our strict attendance policy, we advise students who are pregnant to wait until after delivery to enroll.
  • Uniforms/Shoes – Black scrubs and closed leather or vinyl shoes are required for clinical experiences (two days). One set of scrubs is included in fees.
  • Dress Code – Students are required to exhibit good taste and wear nice clothing (jeans/capris) to classroom training. Dress and grooming that disrupts the teaching-learning process will not be tolerated. Long fingernails are not permitted.
  • Attendance Policy - Perfect attendance is expected in this training program.  
  • State Test/Mandatory Review – On-site state testing is scheduled within two weeks of program completion.  Students are required to participate in a mandatory review prior to testing. Students should plan accordingly.
  • Withdraws - If a student withdraws from class (for any reason) or is dismissed, he or she must start over at the beginning of the program and must pay the tuition again.  If the state testing fee was paid and the student registers for another class, the state test fee will be transferred. 
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