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Nurse Assistant Certificate Overview

When a student enrolls in the Nursing Assistant certificate program, they develop their skills to become essential members of a healthcare team, providing basic care to clients in need of assistance with activities of daily living. Common tasks a nursing assistant helps a patient do include basic care tasks like grooming, dressing, bathing, eating, and exercising. Nursing assistants work together with nursing staff with medical tasks like drawing blood, monitoring vitals, using medical equipment and reporting patient behavior and wellbeing.

The Nurse Assistant certificate program uses the Ohio Department of Health Standards and Guidelines as the curriculum. Students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate and are eligible to take the state test for nurse aides.

Career Opportunity 

Dreams of helping the geriatric population? Maybe becoming a nurse someday? Uncertain job security and flexibility?

Take that first step to become an STNA! Starting as an STNA will allow you to experience helping the geriatric population – and personal satisfaction of a rewarding career of working with this amazing population! Also, if you have ever thought about nursing, becoming an STNA first will provide invaluable experience!

There are many job opportunities in the role of STNA – as well as advancement within the role: long term care settings, hospitals, home health – providing job security and flexibility during this uncertain time. The average pay for an STNA in Ohio is between $30,906 and $28,508 (2021salary.com, 2020).

Nurse Assistant Certificate Plan of Study

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Accreditation 

 The Rhodes State STNA Program has full approval from the Ohio Department of Health.