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STNA Classes Columbus OH
In 12 days you can start a new career in the health field as a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA). Let
Columbus STNA School give you the tools you need to succeed in this challenging and rewarding field.
This Ohio Department of Health approved course will focus on basic nursing skills and will be presented
through the use of lecture, textbook, handout materials and demonstrations. At Columbus STNA School
skills are demonstrated and practiced in a supervised laboratory setting and clinical environment.
About The Program
The program offered by Columbus STNA School is a Nurse Aide
Training (STNA) and Competency program approved by the state of
Ohio. This course prepares students to enter the health care
provider workforce. STNA training and certification also are prerequisite for individuals wishing to enroll in a nursing program (LPN
AND RN). The course is 75 hours completed in 12 days. The
program consists of lectures and labs followed immediately by
clinical rotation at a long-term health care facility.
9:00am – 3:30pm x 10 days in classroom
7:00am – 3:30pm x 2 days clinical at long-term health care facility
Students who successfully complete these STNA Classes will be eligible to take the state test for nurse
aides. After successfully completing the state test, you will be placed on the Ohio Nursing Assistant
What is a State Tested Nursing Assistant?
State tested nursing assistants (STNAs), also known as nurses aides, orderlies, patient care technicians,
and home health aides, work under the supervision of a nurse to provide assistance to patients with
daily living tasks.
Working closely with patients, STNAs are responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming
and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs. STNAs
give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient
conditions to nurses.
They can be found in nursing homes, hospitals, adult day health centers, assisted living facilities, even
personal homes. Wherever there is a need for personal care, Certified Nursing Assistants are the ones
who, for the most part, perform the most basic needs for patients, young and old alike. They work under
the supervision of a nurse. Since aides have extensive daily contact with each patient, they are key to
providing vital information on the patients’ conditions to the nurse.
Job prospects for STNAs are expected to be excellent due to the increasing long-term care needs of an
Nursing assistants work closely with patients and provide assistance with daily living tasks, such as:
Dressing (according to patients’ needs, ranging from minimal assistance to totally dependent)
Bathing (bed baths, tub baths, showers)
Feeding (serving meals, physically feeding patients who are unable to do so themselves)
Toileting (assisting with bedpans & urinals, help to the bathroom, provide incontinent care for
patients who need it)
Vital signs (Blood pressure, pulse, etc)
Catheter care (emptying, upkeep of Intake & Output sheets when necessary)
Answering call lights in a timely fashion
Assist patients with ambulation, when needed
Range of Motion Exercises, as prescribed by physical therapy
Assist patients in wheelchairs
Making beds and keeping the patients’ rooms and belongings neat and organized
Ensuring that bedridden patients are turned at least every two hours, to ensure comfort and to
Report all changes, physical and mental, of the patients to the nurse
Post Mortem Care
Safety awareness–keeping an eye on wanderers and watching for potentially dangerous
Documentation–Accurate & timely daily documentation on the care provided to each patient.
Anything else that needs to be done!
A nursing assistant’s job does not end with the physical needs of the patients. This is a job which
requires compassion and a desire to make people comfortable and happy. Register for our STNA classes
Complete, sign and date the Admission Form. (This
can be completed online)
Read and sign Policy Agreement. (This can be
Pay tuition fees:
1. *$350 can be paid in full online by credit
card. May also pay in person by cash, money
order or credit card
2. *Payment plan also available: ($50 due at
registration, $200 due first day of class, $100 due before or on last dayof class) These
payments can also be made online or in person.
Purchase uniform: students must be present in proper attire for the class, lab and clinical
experience (Navy blue scrub bottoms , white scrub top and tennis shoes) can be purchased at
Walmart, Meijer, Anderson’s, JC Penny’sOutlet, Sam’s Club and uniform shops.
Have the Physical Requirement Form completed by your doctor or nurse practitioner. Must be
completed before first day of clinical.
Completed 1-Step PPD Test (tuberculin skin test). After the 1st step is given, you will return in
48-72 hours and have it read. This must be read before first day of clinical.
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