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State Tested Nurse Aides (STNAs)

State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)

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The main role of a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) is to provide basic care to patients and assist them in daily activities that include bathing, dressing, feeding, and taking vital signs. The role of a CNA is not glamorous but is essential in long term care. Compassionate individuals with a deep desire to care for others are needed to fill these positions.

Education & Experience:

An STNA must complete a state-approved nurse aide training program, pass the nurse aide competency evaluation consisting of both a written and a skills test, and be listed in good standing as an STNA on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry. A nurse aide training program consists of a minimum of 75 hours. Training will consist of at least 59 hours of classroom experience and skills training, and at least 16 hours of supervised resident care in a nursing facility. The training program must be approved by the Ohio Department of Health.

Salary Average
$28,000

Certifications
Qualified Medication Aide
Restorative Aide

Next Steps
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