The acronym STNA refers to State Tested Nursing Assistant. This refers specifically to the completion of a state-approved training program for those wanting a career as a nursing assistant. After successful completion of the program, students have state certification through the Ohio Department of Health.
State Tested Nursing Assistants work in a variety of health care fields, including acting as caregivers, clinical assistants and home health aides. The program structure varies from an accelerated two-week program to a six-week program, and both offer the state mandated clinical experience and CPR training. After successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the state competency exam.