STNA Classes in Columbus Ohio

The State Tested Nursing Assistant program uses a 75-hour curriculum approved by the Ohio Department of Health. At our Columbus Ohio branch we offer five different sections. Pick the one that works best for your schedule.

State Tested Nurse Aide Sections:

Full Time Day Two Weeks Class
This two-week day session is our accelerated, full-time section for those students who wish to complete the nursing assistant classes in the shortest possible time frame in Columbus. The day class is a TOTAL of 10 days. This STNA class is offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. A new day class starts every two weeks. Clinicals for this course are typically held on the second Thursday and Friday of class from 6:45 AM to 3:30 PM.

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Evening Four Weeks Class
This part-time session meets three nights per week Monday through Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 10:50 pm for four weeks for a total of 14 days, this section is offered on the first Monday of every month with clinicals being held on the last weekend of classes from 6:45 am to 3:30 pm.

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Weekend Eight Weeks Class
Another one of our part-time sections in Columbus, this section meets only once a week on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for a period of eight (8) weeks plus one weekend of clinicals which are held from 6:45 am to 3:30 pm on the ninth weekend of the program.

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Part Time Morning Four Weeks Class
This four-week AM class is our part-time day section designed for students who wish to attend class during the day but who are unable to commit to a full day session. This part-time day session meets for a total of 12 days Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm for the first three weeks and Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm during week four in addition to clinicals which are held from 6:45 am to 3:30 pm on Thursday and Friday during week four. Part-time morning classes begin the first Monday of every month

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Part Time Day Certified Medication Aide Ten Weeks Class
This ten-week Part-Time Evening Class is designed for working or university/college students whose schedule dictates the need to attend classes during the evening. This Part-Time Evening Session meets for a total of ten (10) weeks: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm for the first eight (8) weeks of didactic lecture and laboratory hours and Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 10:00 am during the last two (2) weeks of clinical hours. Clinicals for this Part-Time Evening Course are held at a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) apart from the Lecture and Lab classroom sites. Part-Time Evening classes begin the first Monday of the month in which they commence. About the Medication Aide Program: Alia Healthcare has been a trusted name in Healthcare for more than 20 years. In addition to our NATCEP STNA Certification Program provided through the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), our latest offering, the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) Certified Medication Aide (MAC) Program reinforces our commitment to provide highly trained and dedicated professionals with invaluable skills and education to contribute to effective patient care delivery systems throughout Ohio. A Medication Aide is a certified nursing assistant responsible for administering daily medication to patients in a hospital or medical facility. The Medication Aide Certificate program is a 120 clock-hour program including 80 lecture hours and 40 clinical hours. Program Objectives: Upon completion of the certification training program, the student will be able to meet the following primary objectives: Know the resident’s rights related to medication administration; Identify the six rights of medication administration; Understand the fundamentals of the ten body systems; Demonstrate correct/safe technique including vital signs when administering medications; Display the principles of standard precautions; Document medications appropriately and understand reporting concerns; Calculate mathematical problems correctly; Identify medical terminology, symbols and accepted abbreviations; State the medications and routes permitted to be utilized by a Medication Aide; Successfully complete the Board approved Medication Aide Program and pass the required Board approved examination. Program Eligibility Requirements: Program Application and Enrollment Fee; Be at least 18 years of age; Have successfully completed a language and mathematics comprehension test, with the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English; Free of communicable disease and in a suitable emotional and physical health to safely administer medications; Have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (i.e. G.E.D.); Be a state tested nurse aide (proof of certificate required) in good standing; Complete a Certified Medication Aide application on a form specified by the Board, including verification of written and skill examination results; Have a completed FBI record check, or forward a certified copy of records check conducted within five years prior to the date the application is submitted indicating that the applicant has not been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or had a judicial finding of guilt for any violation reference in Division (a)(6) of Section 4723.651, ORC. Click here for list of Potentially Disqualifying Offenses. The following supporting documents must be submit online or in-person prior to beginning classes: Program Application; Enrollment Fee; Government Issued Photo ID; Social Security Card; Tuberculosis Test Results; FBI/BCI Background Check; STNA certification. Estimated Tuition and Fees: For current tuition and fee rates students should see the school catalog available on the resource page of this website, or contact the Admissions Office. Students may accrue additional expenses due to supplemental learning materials, immunization requirements, lab supplies and uniform fees. Salary: The average pay for a Medication Aide in the United States is $14-$17 per hour but significantly higher rates are currently being offered due to the extremely favorable labor market. Generally, MACs earn five to seven dollars more per hour than their STNA-only counterparts. Accreditation: The Alia Healthcare Services Medication Aide Program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).

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Our Nurse Aide Training Competency and Evaluation Program NATCEP consists of coursework relating to the following healthcare topics: nurse aide roles, communication, interpersonal skills, basic nursing skills, mental health, social services, legal issues, safety & security, signs and symptoms of disease, aging, death and dying, hygiene, grooming, and mobility. In addition to classroom-based training, laboratory training, you will have a "hands on" clinical experience. Upon successful completion of our class, all students will be qualified to take and pass the Ohio State Tested Nurse Aide state examination.

The STNA program is offered multiple times throughout the year. Please go to STNA Program Schedule for the next available start dates. The Ohio Department of Health requires that students complete a minimum of 59 classroom and lab hours plus 16 clinical hours for a total of 75 hours. To ensure that all students meet these requirements, we carefully monitor the time that each student participates in class. If any class time is missed due to an emergency, arrangements must be made to make up the hours at the instructor's discretion. If hours missed are not due to a verifiable emergency or too many hours are missed then the student will be asked to leave the class and restart with the next session.

CNA Payment Information

Each student must pay a $100.00 deposit at the time of enrollment which acts as a first payment and is applied towards the total balance. All fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable and are applied toward the cost of the program. The remaining balance is due prior to the first class unless other arrangements are made (please see Fee Payment Agreement for details prior to submitting your application). If payment arrangements are made, please remember that your fees will be due on the agreed upon date. It is important that all fees be paid in full five days prior to the last day of class. Otherwise, the clinical session may have to be postponed.

Alia Healthcare Services accepts credit cards, checks and money orders. Deposits and other payments may be mailed or delivered in person to:

Alia Healthcare Services, 1495 Morse Rd, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43229-3526

About Alia Healthcare STNA

Here at Alia Healthcare Services, our name reflects our noble desire to inspire others to a higher cause.

Founded in 2001, Alia Healthcare began as a nurse and nursing aide staffing service to meet the growing need for quality supplemental medical staffing in medical facilities throughout Central Ohio. As the healthcare markets expanded and the need for qualified personnel grew, Alia’s purpose grew along with it to include the educational component of training students to become State Tested Nurse Aides (STNA). *

In 2008, Alia Healthcare became licensed under the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), under the division of its Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) unit, to train and license STNAs. We were soon approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing to also offer the Certified Medication Aide course (MA-C). Alia’s was the first training program in Columbus, Ohio to be approved to offer this additional certified course. We have since seen thousands of students successfully pass through our doors and complete these courses.

Alia Healthcare is proud to not only offer quality training to its students, but also to serve as a regionally accredited STNA testing site in Ohio for the STNA and Medication Aide state tests. Statistics have shown that students increase their chances of passing the STNA exam by 20% when taking the exam in a familiar environment, so Alia offers our students the added security of taking the exam right here at our school. Since we are also a medical staffing agency, we offer our students free direct job placement after successful completion of their STNA state board examination.

The staff at Alia is passionate about the community it serves and is committed to providing its students with the real-world skills needed to make a measurable difference in the healthcare field. If you are looking for STNA training in Ohio, call us today to schedule a free no obligation tour. We have campuses near you in Columbus, Cincinnati, or Newark.

* STNA also referred to as Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Licensed Nurse Aide (LNA), or Geriatric Nurse Aide (GNA) in states other than Ohio.