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Nurse Aide NAST.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 4 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2018

What is the program about?

Provides education to individuals in the basic skills necessary to provide personal care services and activities under the delegation and supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse to residents in a long-term care facility. Chapter 3701-19 of the OAC for the State of Ohio establishes the requirements for Ohio's Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation program. These requirements mandate all NAs working on a regular basis in Ohio's LTCFs must complete an Ohio Department of Health-approved 75-hour TCEP and pass a competency evaluation test conducted by the director.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the residents' physical, emotional, social and mental health needs through trained, directed interactions.
  • Exhibit behavior in support and promotion of residents' rights.
  • Assist residents in attaining and maintaining functional independence.
  • Demonstrate observation and documentation skills needed in support of the assessment of the long-term care residents' health, physical condition and well-being.
  • Form relationships, communicate and interact competently on a one-to-one basis with LTCF residents as part of the team implementing resident care objectives.

Career Opportunities

Individuals may work as Nurse Aides; Home Health Care Aides or Patient Care Assistants.


Federal regulations require that the training consist of no less that 75 hours. This must be performed by, or under the general supervision of, a registered nurse who has a minimum of two years of nursing experience, at least one year of which must be long-term care; this must include hours in certain nursing skill areas and include at least 16 hours of supervised practical (clinical) training.

Additional Information

Click on the Nurse Aide Training Student Informational Packet for information.

Take Your Career a Step Further

3 months can change your life

One More Course Trains You in a High-demand Career Field

Sinclair Community College has partnered with Health Care providers and Home Heath agencies to fill a growing need for trained individuals in the Miami Valley Region. Premier Health and Fidelity Health Care are looking to hire well trained professionals with their State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) certification that can be employed immediately in the hospital or homecare setting providing patient care technician (PCT) or home health aide services.

By taking one more course in Acute Care Nurse Aide or Healthcare Navigator Practicum, you can earn a second short-term technical certificate continuing your education and be professionally trained as either a PPatient Care Technician orĀ Home Health Aide.

Jobs Available for Immediate Hire

Both the Patient Care Technician and Home Health Aide short-term technical certificates are designed to be completed in 1 semester. After successful completion of either program, Sinclair works with connecting students to hiring employers and open job opportunities in the Dayton area. Job positions are typically full-time with benefits, and they can be applied to a degree if students want to continue their education even further.

View Premier Health's job opportunities and Fidelity Health Care's job opportunities.

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Course Title Credits
ALH 1120 Nurse Aide Training 4
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule
This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.