Owens Community College Nurse Assistant Training Course (STNA) is an Ohio Department of Health approved training course that prepares the student to perform basic patient care in Long Term Care facilities, hospitals, hospice centers and home health settings. This is a mandatory training course for Ohio Nurse Assistants who work in Long Term Care. This course prepares the student to take the Ohio Competency Evaluation Exam. This 75 hour course includes 16 hours of clinical training and 59 hours of lecture and skill laboratory practice.
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.