State Tested Nurse Aid Certificate Overview

When a student enrolls in the State Tested Nurse Aid 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 an STNA helps a patient do include basic care tasks like grooming, dressing, bathing, eating, and exercising. State Tested Nurse Aids work together with nursing staff with medical tasks like drawing blood, monitoring vitals, using medical equipment and reporting patient behavior and wellbeing.

The STNA 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.

Scholarship Opportunity 

Rhodes State has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The grant provides scholarships to students majoring in disciplines that significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) education and industry.

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Career Opportunity 

Dreams of helping the geriatric population? Maybe becoming a nurse someday?

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 $28,508 and $30,906 (, 2020).

State Tested Nurse Aid Certificate Plan of Study

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

Student Success Navigator


Nicole McConnahea

Student Success Navigator
(419) 995-8354