Nurses' aide in Ohio

by mrsraisinkain mrsraisinkain Member

Specializes in Hospice. Has 3 years experience.

Hey, everybody. I've tried to search for an answer to my question in old threads, but haven't really found what I'm looking for. I'm enrolled in an STNA training class starting in a couple of weeks. I've been searching for jobs on the internet in the meantime. I see jobs for both STNA and CNA. Are these the same thing in Ohio? If not, is one "better" than the other (would a facility prefer to hire one over the other?)

I really love this forum. Everybody seems so nice and helpful. Hopefully somebody will help me. THANK YOU!! :loveya:



Specializes in RN in LTC. 18 Posts

I'm in Akron, and I had the same question before "STNA" classes. The DON at my LTC facility, said that what Ohio calls STNA is called CNA in most other states, and I haven't heard anything to the contrary in my extensive 8 months of experience. So, I believe that they are the same thing. Hope that helps.




Specializes in Hospice. Has 3 years experience. 293 Posts

Thanks for your help, Geoffrey. That's the answer I wanted to hear... I was afraid I had yet another decision to make. LOL

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