State Tested Nurse Assistant Certificate

Students who complete the program are eligible to be certified by the Ohio Board of Health as a State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA). The STNA will assist the Licensed Practical and Registered Nurse in providing basic care to patients in all types of health facilities and home health.

North Central State College partners with Pioneer Career and Technology Center and Madison Adult Career Center to provide this medical certification. This certificate can be applied towards a Health Services Technology Associate Degree.

Depending where you attend classes, the number of STNA courses will vary.

These courses are FLEX courses and DO NOT follow the semester calendar.

Required Courses

Courses

STNA 1110 - State Tested Nurse Assistant

The course is the classroom and laboratory portion of state-mandated testing for Nurse Aides in Ohio. The course is designed to prepare the students to successfully pass the state-mandated testing for Nurse Aides in Ohio. Students will satisfactorily complete the didactic and laboratory portion of the Ohio Department of Health's, Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program, (NATCEP). This course will consist of 80 class lecture hours and skills development. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3
Required Concurrent Course: Take STNA 1250

STNA 1150 - State Tested Nurse Asst CPR/First Aid

A practical course in the care and handling of victims of common emergencies; i.e., transportation and household accidents, climate related emergencies. Areas include basic life support, victim assessment, shock, bleeding, bandaging, splinting, burns, poisoning, medical emergencies, rescue and moving victims, triage. Students who meet the examination requirements will receive both a Community First Aid and Safety card from the American Red Cross and Basic Life Support for Heath Care Provider Professional's card from the American Heart Association. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1

STNA 1250 - State Tested Nurse Assistant Directed Practice

The course is the directed practice training associated with STNA 1110 and STNA 1150 of the state-mandated testing for Nurse Aides in Ohio. The course is designed to prepare the students clinically to demonstrate the skills learned in the STNA 1110 and STNA 1150 courses. Students will satisfactorily complete the laboratory portion of the Ohio Department of Health's, Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program, (NATCEP). This course consists of 12 directed practice hours /week of skills development. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Practicum Hours: 12
Required Concurrent Course: Take STNA 1110

Total Credit Hours: 6