State Tested Nursing Assistant

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)

This course offers 80 hours of training including 16 hours of clinical experience in a long-term care facility. Students completing the program are eligible to take the state test for long-term care nursing assistants.
Students will need the following before clinicals: a two-step Mantoux test from the Health Department or your doctor’s office (prior test must have been given within the last 6 months), comfortable black shoes (cannot be open-toed or open heeled), and uniform (included with tuition). Students need a valid picture ID plus their SS card (not just the number) to be presented at state testing. Class size is limited to 20.
Day Classes: 
Classes are held on Mondays - Thursdays from 9:00am - 3:00pm.                                               
Clinical hours held on Thursdays and Fridays.
Daytime Class Dates:
STNA0620  06/01/20 - 06/22/20 
*additional daytime classes

Evening Classes:
Classes are held on Mondays - Thursdays from 4:00pm - 10:00pm.                     
Clinical hours held on Thursdays and Fridays.
Evening Class Dates:
STNA0719        07/08/19 - 07/29/19
STNA0819        08/05/19 - 08/26/19
STNA1019        10/07/19 - 10/28/19
STNA1119        11/25/19 - 12/16/19
STNA0220        02/03/20 - 02/24/20
STNA0320        03/16/20 - 04/06/20
STNA0720        07/13/20 - 08/03/20 

*Additional Daytime Classes:
Classes are held monthly at the Van Wert Vancrest Facility and are mainly for Vancrest hires.  If seats are available, other students who apply through Vantage Career Center can be enrolled.  Classes run from 7:00 am through 4:00 pm. The required Mantoux tests are given free to Vancrest hires; students who apply through Vantage Career Center must pay for their Mantoux test.  Vantage students are required to wear the uniform included with tuition.  Shoes must be black and cannot be open-toed or open heeled.  Shoes do not need to be new, however, they must be clean and acceptable for a work environment. Students need a valid picture ID plus their SS card (not just the number) to be presented for state testing.  Call Vantage Career Center for available dates.  
Tuition: $695 includes one uniform and one-time only cost for state licensing test 
Health Requirements:  Exact costs will vary depending on the student’s insurance and previous immunization history. Often, health care employers will provide Mantoux, influenza and hepatitis B vaccinations free of charge for their employees.     
Students who can provide documentation of having been previously vaccinated or an acceptable titer level demonstrating immunization do not need to repeat the vaccine. Official documentation from the county health department, employer, or the physician’s office, etc. must accompany the Physical Health Form. Copies of lab titers must also be submitted.  Note:  Mantoux tests take two weeks and must be completed prior to the start of classes.

Financial Assistance:  Veteran's Educational Benefits may be used for those who qualify.  Tuition assistance may be provided by your employer or Ohio Means Jobs agency in your county.  Tuition is covered under the Adult Diploma Program for qualifying students.   

course descriptions

This is a complete list of classes a student is required to complete for the State tested Nursing Assistant Program.

Faculty and Staff

Shirley Jarvis, BS, RN
PC Coordinator
Patti Rodman, BS, RN  
Primary Instructor and Vancrest Coordinator
Amy Miller, RN  
Primary Instructor 

Contact us

Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
Enrollment Coordinator / Customized Training Heathcare Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118