STNA? Anyone?

  1. Hey all...anyone know what the heck this stands for? It's in an ad for a "career fair" that's being held.

    There is a listing of job opportunities and under "Nursing" it reads

    RN's & LPN's
    CNA's & CRNA's
    STNA's

    Now if I'm not mistaken, CRNA is Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist??? (I don't understand why they would have them listed beside CNA's though)or maybe certified respiratory nursing assistant??? and if that's the case how would I get training for that?

    But what the heck is STNA??? I was under the impression that here in PA, there is no "step up" between CNA and LPN and now I'm wondering...

    Oh yeah...In case you didn't read my original post, I'm obviously not a nurse, but a CNA...
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   boggle
    That's a new one on me too.

    I'm guessing the NA stands for nursing assistant, but don't know what the ST stands for.

    CRNA relating to nurse ansethetist sounds right, but it is following CNA in a decending (by education/certification) of positions. How confusing?
  4. by   KELLYGIRL
    speech therapy nursing assistant???

    I Dunno!
  5. by   fab4fan
    Short term nuse's aide??
  6. by   tonicareer
    Student Tech Nurse Assistant?
  7. by   SharkLPN
    State Tested Nursing Assistant.

    Not sure if there's a difference between a STNA and a CNA though.
  8. by   fab4fan
    Whew...thank goodness someone knew the answer!
  9. by   GPatty
    No. There's no difference. Just different places call them different things.
    Kind of like a LPN and a LVN. Same thing, just different initials.
  10. by   boggle
    Thanks shark. I was thinking up all sorts of bizzare phrases for those initials....
  11. by   studentOH
    Here in Ohio it's STNA...my friend in Indy is a CNA...exact same thing .

    Brian
  12. by   sjoe
    "State Tested" does not mean the person passed, just that they were tested. Not a wise choice for a title, IMHO.

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