This certificate program provides students with 80 hours of academic and hands-on training which prepares them to perform basic patient care under the direction of a nursing staff in a long-term care facility. The duties of a STNA include, but are not limited to, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, and transporting patients, and changing linens. This program is governed by the Ohio Department of Health.
After successfully 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. Prior test must have been given within the last 6 months.
- Program Coordinator and/or Adult Education Director may allow some exceptions to these entrance requirements
- 80 total hours / completed in 4 weeks
- Classes meet Monday thru Thursday with clinical hours held on Fridays
- Class size is limited to 20.
Daytime Classes 10:00am - 4:00pm
06/06/22 to 06/29/22
08/08/22 to 08/29/22
Evening Classes 4:00pm - 10:00pm
07/06/22 to 07/27/22
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 that qualify through your local Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) agency. Student 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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