Become an STNA and enter one of the fastest growing careers in America!

The State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) course is a part-time, adult education course offered at Portage Lakes Career Center.  STNA’s play a critical role within the health care industry. As a member of the health care team, STNA’s are the frontline staff because they have the most direct contact with patients. STNA’s work in a variety of settings like in a patient’s home, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, residential care facilities, clinics, day care centers, assisted living facilities and etc. State Tested Nursing Assistants improve their patients’ well-being by assisting them with personal care and monitoring progress with their recovery goals. They work as Care Partners, Patient Care Assistants, Caregivers, Clinical Assistants, Home Health Aides, Resident Assistants and more.

The course consists of classroom, practice lab, and clinical hours for a total of 83.5 required hours. The course is approved by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.  The course is also accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

Students are taught by registered nurses who have successfully completed the Ohio Department of Health’s Train the Trainer program and have many years of experience in STNA education.

At the completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the state test to become certified as a State Tested Nurse Aide.  Graduates have many opportunities for employment in health care facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and home care.  Graduates may also consider advancing their education by applying for our 9-month Practical Nursing program.

The course is affordable – tuition and fees cover the textbooks as well as the cost of the state test examination.  Class size is limited to 16 students.

Tuition: $750
Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, &  Thursday: 3:30PM –8:30PM*
Class Dates:
                    Summer 2019:  07/08/19 – 08/12/19 (Summer hours – 8:30am – 3:00pm)*
                    Fall 2019: 09/16/2019 – 10/24/2019 (Test Dates:  10/31, 11/4 or 11/5)
                    Winter 2020: 02/18/2020 – 03/30/2020 (Test Dates:  4/6, 4/7 or 4/9)


Course Length: 83.5 hours

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