The STNA training schools that are available in Youngstown, Ohio are found in detail on this page. If you want to find out more about a registry approved state tested nurse aide course, you can call them using the number provided below or call the NATCEP at (614) 752-8285. If you know of any training facilities in this city, please submit them to us for inclusion here.
Flying High, Inc.
6, Federal Plaza Central, Suite- 705,
Youngstown, OH 44503
(330) 797-3995 – Fax: (330) 270-9492
The first thing that you have to do to become a nursing aide is to find a training program to enroll in. This can sometimes be a difficult task because of the number of programs being offered almost all over the country because of the demand for the profession. In Ohio, you have can enroll in a full-course, which requires you to complete 75-100 hours of training and takes somewhere from5 to 8 weeks, or you can opt to enroll in a 2-week refresher course. There are also some online courses that you can take to help you prepare for your competency evaluation exam. The online courses focuses on the lectures portion of the training program and do not offer the clinical skills training online.
Although each program has its own way of teaching and training their students, there is a module that they are required to follow. This modules where given so that the students, from whichever program, will have the same set of skills and knowledge that is needed to take care of the patients. These include basic care, mental health, infection control, communication techniques, and medical terminologies.
To be enrolled in a program, you must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma. You must also have a clean record to pass the federal and state background checks for criminal records. For those with medical backgrounds, records such as negligence, theft, drug abuse, patient abuse, or malpractice may prevent them from working in Ohio as a state-tested nursing assistant.
To work long-term in a long-term care facility, your name must be on the state’s Nurse Aide Registry. One way of gaining entry is to pass the license exams, which consist of a written/oral portion and a clinical skills evaluation. Another option is by applying for reciprocity. Certified nursing aides from other states may apply directly into the Registry by providing a valid ID, a copy of his social security card, contact information such as address and contact number, date of birth, and the states where he is registered. This information can be faxed to the Registry at (614) 564-2461 or send through e-mail at NAR@odh.ohio.gov.
Once into the Registry, you will be eligible to work as a nursing aide for up to 2 years. To retain your active status on the Registry, you must prevent your license from lapsing by providing proof that you were able to get paid by doing qualified work for a licensed nursing facility. You may either do 7 ½ consecutive hours or a total of 8 hours, which may fall on different dates.
If you happened to change your name before renewing your license and you want a new card, you will have to contact the D&S Diversified Technologies at (877) 851-2355 and pay them the fee of $25. They will also ask you to produce a copy of your driver’s license, social security card, and a legal document showing your change of name like a marriage certificate. The same number can be contacted if you want to replace a lost license card.
Once you become a full-fledge nursing aide, you will have no problems looking for work. If you do not have any city in mind, you can try the City of Youngstown. This city is the county seat of Mahoning County, where some of its places also extends to Trumbull County. According to 2011’s census, the total population of the city was around 66,571 people, which gives you a number of people who will need some form of health assistance.
With the number of people living in the area, it is not a wonder why there are a lot of healthcare facilities that can be found within Youngstown. Examples of these facilities include D & E Counseling Center, Hometown Urgent Care, St Elizabeth Boardman Health, Planned Parenthood, Fresenius Medical Care, Colorectal Associates Inc., Boardman Clinic, and many more. A large number of healthcare facilities mean greater opportunities for work as a nursing aide. photo attribution: ufv