A state tested nursing assistant (STNA) holds an entry-level position in the medical field. STNAs work in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, retirement homes, and as home health aides. The education requirements vary depending on the state, but typically includes a high school diploma or equivalent, a 100-hour training program and additional instruction in CPR and first aid. Many states also require a supervised clinical rotation before certification.
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Tasks
Position, feed, bathe, dress and assist patients with grooming and other tasks.
Observe patients' conditions, measure and record food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.
Assists with direct patient care under the supervision of the RN or other medical professionals.
Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.