Our next class begins April 7, 2014!
These questions are designed to address any remaining questions you may have about the Nursing Resources STNA class. If you have any further questions, please ask before submitting payment for the class. No refunds will be given once the class fee is paid.
Question 1: Will I be guaranteed a job after the class?
Answer: No, a job is not guaranteed. Although it is possible to become employed with Nursing Resources after the class, perfect attendance in the class and instructor’s recommendation are required to be considered for employment. You must also have CPR and a valid driver’s license to qualify. Interested individuals must then fill out an employment application.
Question 2: What positions is Nursing Resources currently hiring for?
Answer: We are currently hiring for Certified Home Care Aide (HCA) positions only. A HCA works with clients one-on-one in the client’s home, providing personal care. The HCA pay rate is $10.00 per hour.
Question 3: What happens if I miss a day of class?
Answer: If a student misses a day of class, they will be disqualified from class completion and not receive their certificate. Make-up days are NOT available and we do not offer refunds. The only possible exception would be a death in the immediate family or hospitalization of the student. The instructor may be able assist you with arrangements in these matters, as long as appropriate documentation is provided.
Question 4: Is the fee for the state test included in the cost of the class?
Answer: No, the state charges an additional $100 to complete. However, the instructor will assist any interested student with the registration process. The instructor also makes it possible for the state test to be taken at our office.
Question 5: Is there a specific dress code for the STNA class?
Answer: Yes, scrub uniforms (i.e. hospital scrubs, nursing uniforms) are required for the ENTIRE class. Any color, print or pattern is acceptable. Also, neat, clean rubber-soled shoes are required (i.e. sneakers, gym shoes).
Question 6: Am I required to work for Nursing Resources after the class?
Answer: No, you can apply with us if you are interested, but your nursing assistant certificate will be good throughout the state of Ohio.
Question 7: Can I still take the class if I’m pregnant?
Answer: Yes, you can still take the class. However, you must be able to provide documentation that your doctor has cleared you to complete the class. Keep in mind, there is a significant amount of lifting involved (up to 50 pounds).
Question 8: What if I have lifting restrictions or back problems?
Answer: All students (and employees) must be physically able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. The same lifting requirements apply for employment as well. A physical examination is required in order to apply for employment.
Question 9: Is CPR included with the STNA class?
Answer: No, CPR is NOT included with the STNA class. However, our instructor is also a CPR instructor. She schedules CPR classes monthly at a cost of $45. Keep in mind, CPR IS NOT required to work as an STNA in most facilities. CPR IS required in order to do home care.
Question 10: Is it acceptable to have tattoos or piercings if I am in the STNA class?
Answer: The clinical facilities do not allow anyone working there as an employee or student to have acrylic or artificial fingernails of any kind. Also, the facilities do not allow any type of facial piercing. This includes nose, eyebrow, tongue, ear cartilage, lip, etc. Jewelry must be removed. Visible tattoos must be covered.
The Nursing Resources employment policy is that there can be no fingernails that are longer than ¼” past the tip of the finger. Visible tattoos must be covered. Ear-piercings are acceptable but facial piercings must be removed.
Question 11: Do I have to be at least 18 years old to take this class?
Answer: No. There are no age restrictions for the class or for the state test. However, if you are under 18 years of age, you need to make sure that you check with any place that you plan on applying for a job to see if they have age requirements. Due to professional liability insurance, some agencies and facilities require that their employees be at least 18 years of age. ***(Nursing Resources requires that all applicants be at least 18 years of age)***
Question 12: Will my Ohio STNA license transfer to another state?
Answer: Maybe. If you plan to use your STNA certification in another state, you must contact the Nurse Aide Registry or Department of Health in the state you plan on working in to determine if that state will accept or transfer an Ohio certification. Please make sure you verify if your license will transfer BEFORE you pay for classes. Once payment is made, refunds will NOT be issued.
Question 13: If I’m in nursing school can I just take the state test and not the class?
Answer: Maybe. If you have received a passing grade for clinical classes in nursing school in the last twelve months, you may be able to bypass the class and proceed directly to taking the state test. You must contact the state testing company for verification procedures (D&S Diversified Technologies 877-851-2355).