Do you want to pursue a career in the healthcare field? Enrolling
in Central Ohio Technical College’s State Tested Nurse Aide
(STNA) program is a great way to get started.
This course prepares basic healthcare workers with the skills
required by the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation
Program (NATCEP) prior to gaining eligibility to become a state
tested nurse aide (STNA). The course content includes
communication, infection control, safety and emergency
procedures, promoting residents’/clients’ independence,
respecting residents’/clients’ rights, basic nursing skills,
personal care skills, providing care in a home setting, mental
health and social service needs, and basic restorative services.
Benefits of completing the course are:
- Fulfill your STNA prerequisite for the nursing program.
- You will be eligible to take a state-administered competency
evaluation test to become an STNA and be placed on the Ohio
Nurse Aide Registry.
- You will also gain clinical experience in the medical field.
- Have the ability to start working in the medical field upon
successful completion of the course.
STNAs may choose to work in long-term care, assisted living
facilities or hospitals. In order to work in these fields,
students may need to pass the state-administered competency
evaluation test, which is not part of the program. STNAs
provides basic healthcare needs for patients under the direction
of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse