State-Tested Nurse Aide Program
The STNA class provides 5 college credits and is offered in varying scheduled formats. Daytime classes predominate, with occasional evening classes offered. Additionally, there are scheduled outreach LCCC STNA classes offered in long-term care facilities. Enrollment Services would be able to inform you of the scheduled times. The course trains you to work in a medical environment. STNAs provide basic nursing care such as dressing, feeding, bathing and observing patients. Other skills may be required depending on the employer.
There are classes offered every semester at LCCC in Elyria and Wesleyan Village. For more information, please click here to visit the Allied Health & Nursing Nurse Aide Program website.
Applicants for the STNA program must:
- Have a GED or high school diploma to enroll--submit official transcript to LCCC Records Office
- Complete LCCC Admission Form
- A minimum Reading score of 71 on the Compass placement assessment or qualifying ACT/SAT scores must be achieved.
- Complete and submit physical exam record, fingerprint/ background check card, medical expense waiver form, Convictions Statement
- Have required immunizations: Diptheria/Tetanus, MMR, varicella (chicken pox) & TB testing (2-step), Hepatitis
- CPR certification is recommended
- Need Social Security Number to take state test
The state examination is available at LCCC on a monthly basis.
Call 440-366-4015 for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an STNA?
STNA stands for State Tested Nurse Aide which is an interchangeable title with PCA (Patient Care Assistant).
What do nurse aides do?
Provide basic nursing care such as dressing, feeding, bathing and observing patients. Other skills may be required depending on employer.
What characteristics generally describe a Nurse Aide?
Compassion, empathy, and caring. Good general health and ability to communicate with other members of the healthcare team are also important.
Do Nurse Aides often go into nursing?
Where are Nurse Aides employed?
Generally in long-term care facilities, but also at hospitals, assisted living, hospice care, home health care and private duty.