The STNA class is 75 hours (2-weeks) certificate program. This course covers communication and interpersonal skills, infection prevention, safety, emergency procedures, promoting residents’ and independence, basic nursing skills, personal care skills, mental health and social service needs, basic restorative services and residents’ rights. Students also participate in supervised clinical activities.
The objective of the Nurse Aide Training; Program is to train students to become nurse aides capable of providing quality services to residents in long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, home healthcare situations and hospitals.
- Applicant must be at least 17 years of age and must submit an application before the first day of class.
- Applicant must be able to read and understand English.
- Applicant must present a picture ID.
- Have a 2-step Mantoux test within a year prior to the date of the clinical experience. If a positive test result has been read in the past a chest x-ray is required.
- Able to lift 50 pounds. Not have any physical limitations that would prevent any restrictions on my ability to lift and/or move equipment or residents.
- USA citizen or legal immigrant
Tuition & Other Costs:
- Payment plan available
- STNA Class Tuition
- HHA Class Tuition
- Tuition includes books, uniform and unlimited lab materials needed for class
- CPR and First Aid Training class available
Although an installment plan is available to assist students in paying, for the course, PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL BEFORE ATTENDING CLINICALS. Once the registration fee is received all students will receive information to familiarize themselves with prior to the start of class. Fee does not include state testing fee. Please call the office at 614-899-2478 for the tuition cost.
NO missed class time is permitted. The student must attend all classes and clinical days during the course. If a student needs to repeat or make up any of the classroom or clinical sessions, up to sixteen (16) hours, it shall be on a space available basis in a subsequent class and at no additional charge to the facility or student. More than sixteen (16) hours of unexcused absences will result in the student being suspended from the class (NO TUITION REFUND) and reassigned to a subsequent class after paying the re-entrance fee. Per state regulation, any missed time must be made up within sixty (60) days of the missed time. The student will receive his/her Certificate when all missed time has been made up. If all missed time IS NOT made up within sixty (60) days, the student must retake the entire 75-hour program, and pay the full tuition cost again. Per state regulations, any time missed during the first sixteen (16) hours of the program will disqualify the student from attending clinical rotations during their scheduled program.
- The dress for class and the clinical experience will be sage medical scrubs.
- Footwear should be comfortable, tennis shoes.
- Students may not wear any facial jewelry (e.g. nose rings, eyebrow rings, tongue studs).
- Students may wear studs in their ears; no dangling or hoop earrings are permitted.
- Students may not wear bracelets or any rings other than a wedding ring.
- Hair must be pulled back, so as not to interfere with line of sight.
- Students must keep fingernails short and clean; only clear or light polish is permitted
- Male students must be clean-shaven or keep beards/moustaches neatly trimmed.
To receive a certificate of successful completion, a student must;
- Complete a minimum of 59 hours class room instruction and 16 hour of clinical instruction
- Pass the daily quizzes with a minimum average of 80%
- Receive a minimum score of 80% on the final
- Demonstrate proficiency in the required skills
- All financial obligations met
If a student has to miss class, he/she must make-up the missed time within 60 days. His/her file will be marked as “in process” until the class is completed. If the time is not made up within 60 days, then the student must retake the entire class.
Method of Evaluation:
Student evaluations will consist of a written examination and skills testing.
- The written examinations shall be administered through-out the course. They are multiple choice, fill in the blank, and/or true/false written exams, with questions pertaining to all of the information covered in class.
- Students must score at least 80% overall average on quizzes, and also pass the Final with an 80%.
- If a student does not score at least 80% as an overall average, he/she must repeat the course and pass the exams in order to obtain a certificate of completion. (This is at the discretion of the Program Coordinator/Administrator and the Primary Instructor.)
*At the discretion of the Program Coordinator/Administrator and the Primary instructor a student may be allowed to retake any quizzes or exams.
- Students will be informed of the skills they will be expected to perform in sufficient time for them to practice these skills and receive help from their instructors, if necessary.
- During the skills test, instructors will observe students perform various required skills that would be expected of a nurse aide in a long-term care facility.
- Instructors will then determine if students have successfully performed each skill according to the skills checklist.
- If a student is having difficulty with the skills portion of the course, the instructor will continue to work with him/her to promote a thorough understanding of skills for the safety and welfare of patients. The student must attend all class and clinical days during the course. Per state regulations, NO missed class time is permitted. If a student needs to repeat or make-up any of the classroom or clinical sessions, up to sixteen (16) hours, it shall be on a space available basis in a subsequent class and at no additional charge to the facility or student.
Classroom/Clinical Management Cooperation with instructors, administration and other students is mandatory. Disruptive and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Examples of such behavior include but are not limited to:
- Eating in the classroom.
- Smoking in the classroom or facility
- Loud, inappropriate or excessive talking between students while class is in session.
- Talking while instructors are teaching,
- Using profane language.
- Threatening any student, instructor or administrative staff before, during or after class.
- Chewing gum, cracking, and blowing bubbles,
- Sleeping during class.
- Receiving mobile/cell phone calls or audible pages during class,
- Neglecting, abusing or mistreating residents during the clinical experience,
- Breaching confidentiality of residents during the clinical experience. Instructors have the right lo dismiss students from the classroom or clinical experience due to disruptive behavior and to discipline them according to the following policy:
Disciplinary Action Policy:
The school’s disciplinary action policy is as follows;
- First offense – counseling and verbal warning;
- Second offense – counseling and written warning.
- Third offense – elimination from the program
All warnings shall be documented and placed in the student’s permanent file. If the student’s employer paid for the course, the employer shall be notified. The program coordinator will be notified. The program coordinator reserves the right to skip or repeat steps or not to utilize the disciplinary action policy at all. There may be occasions when termination of a student from the program will be immediate. Such a decision will be at the discretion of the instructor and/or the program coordinator. Examples of behavior justifying immediate dismissal include:
- Any criminal act
- Evidence of intoxication or substance abuse. Students suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be ordered to submit immediately to a drug-screen test. Refusal to submit to this test is grounds for immediate dismissal from the class.
- Neglect, mistreatment or abuse of residents during the clinical experience
- Academic dishonesty.
Payments and Refunds:
No student may begin a course without having paid IN FULL the deposit for the course, unless a local agency, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) caseworker or a representative of a long-term care facility that is employing the student has authorized the student’s enrollment. If the student has made prior arrangements upon application for installment plan payments, the course must be paid IN FULL before the student could attend Clinical. Cancellation/refund policy is half of the tuition cost if done 7 business days before the start of class. The school reserves the right to cancel and program or class due to limited enrollment and or lack of staff. There is no refund for books and materials purchased for courses offered by the School.
Student Release of Information Policy:
The shall maintain all records relating to each trainee or participant for a minimum of two years in an area that is readily accessible and able to be locked. These records shall be kept confidential and shall not be released without approval by the individual to whom they apply. The Program Coordinator and teaching staff, will however, have access to this information, as it would be utilized for the student’s interests and in performance of their duties. Records will include, but not be limited to the following:
- Enrollment Application
- Summary Sheet/Evaluation
- Skills Checklist
- Disciplinary Action.
- Mantoux/Chest X-Ray results
All trainees shall have the right to review and/or obtain copies of their records. Copies will not be released until a STUDENT RECORDS RELEASE FORM has been completed and signed. The Program Coordinator, Instructor or Administrator is authorized to perform this function. Fee for copies may vary.