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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 white shoes (cannot be open-toed or open heeled), and any solid colored scrubs. Students need a valid picture ID plus their SS card (not just the number) to be presented at testing. Class size is limited to 20.
 
Day Classes: 
Classes are held on Mondays - Thursdays from 9:00am - 3:00pm.  Clinical hours will be held on Fridays and weekends.
 
Class Dates:
STNA0619  06/03/19 - 06/24/19
STNA0620  06/01/20 - 06/22/20 
 *see below for additional day classes
 
Evening Classes:
Classes are held on Mondays - Thursdays from 4:00pm - 10:00pm.  Clinical hours will be held on Fridays and weekends.
 
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.  Students are required to wear any color scrubs, print or solid.  Shoes may be white, black or grey tennis shoes.  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 at testing.  Call Vantage Career Center for available dates.  
  
Tuition: $695
(includes book, one uniform (shirt and pant) plus a one-time only fee for state licensing exam) 
 
Additional Out-of-pocket Expenses:   $50 includes application fee and shoes 
 
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 CoordinatorPatti Rodman, BS, RN  Primary Instructor
Amy Miller RN  Primary InstructorPatti Rodman, Vancrest Coordinator and Primary Instructor
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Contact us
Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
OTC Enrollment Coordinator / Customized Training Heathcare Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
vantage career center
Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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