This certificate program provides students with 80 hours of academic and hands-on training, preparing them to perform primary patient care under the direction of nursing staff in a long-term care facility. The duties of an STNA include but are not limited to feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, transporting patients, and changing linens. The Ohio Department of Health governs this program.
After completing this program, students will be scheduled to take the state test for long-term care nursing assistants. The test consists of two parts: written and skills portions. Both must be passed for the student to become an STNA and be placed on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry.
- Meet required standards on the pre-admissions assessment - WorkKeys scoring a 3 in Math, 4 in Workplace Documents (skill to read and comprehend workplace documents), and a 4 in Graphic Literacy (skill to locate and find information). Exception: If an employer sends the student to Vantage for training and they are paying the tuition fees, then the pre-entrance assessment is not required.
- Students will need a two-step Mantoux test from the Health Department or your doctor’s office. The prior test must have been given within the last 6 months.
- The Program Coordinator and/or Adult Education Director may allow some exceptions to these entrance requirements
- 80 total hours / completed in 3 weeks
- Classes meet Monday thru Thursday, with clinical hours held on Saturday and Sunday
- The class size is limited to 10.
Daytime Classes 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
January 8, 2024 - January 21, 2024
March 4, 2024 - March 24, 2024
May 6, 2024 - May 26, 2024
June 3, 2024 - June 23, 2024
July 8, 2024 - July 21, 2024
Evening Classes 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 30, 2023 - November 19, 2023
February 5, 2024 - February 18, 2024
April 8, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Grants/Scholarships - Check the financial aid webpage for any grants or scholarships applicable to this program.
Contact the Financial Aid Office to complete certification.
Ohio Means Jobs Agency - Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify through your local Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) agency. Students must work directly with OMJ to apply. Additional information
Employer Assistance - Some companies may pay for your tuition fee. Contact the employer to see if this is an option.
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