Owens Community College State Tested Nurse Assistant Training Program is an Ohio Department of Health approved training program that prepares the student for the Ohio State Testing and Competency Evaluation Program. This is a mandatory training course for Ohio Nurse Assistants who work in Long Term Care.
A State Tested Nurse Assistant, also referred to as a CNA, works under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. A STNA provides assistance to patients with daily living tasks and works closely with patients. Responsibilities include basic nursing and personal care skills such as bed making, assistance with meals, nutrition, fluid needs, bathing, grooming, dressing, positioning, walking, transferring and vital signs. Since Nursing Assistants spend a great deal of time with the patients they provide vital information to the licensed nurse and health care team.
Home Health Aides provide health care services in homes. Their clients include the elderly or people with long-term illnesses or disabilities The Home Health Aide works under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. The HHA performs many of the same duties as the STNA. In addition, the HHA also performs housekeeping chores such as laundry, light housekeeping, grocery planning, shopping, preparing and serving meals to patients.
At this time, the Nurse Assistant Training Certificate does not qualify for federal financial aid, which includes grants, loans, and work-study. If cost is a barrier, please speak with an Owens advisor for additional information.