Students Pass State Tested Nurse Aide Certification and Exceed State’s First Time Passage Rate

Trumbull Career and Technical Center (TCTC) students in the health science programs, Pre-Nursing Pharmacy and Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy, are preparing for career opportunities in the high-demand field of healthcare. A milestone in their journey included passing Ohio’s State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) Certification.

Students practiced with their program instructors, Mrs. Amy Garland-Rusnak and Mrs. Barb Meyer during the school’s remote learning period and exceeded the state's average for first-time passage. The state’s passage rate for the written section of the test is 67%; the career center’s passage rate was 90%. The state’s overall passage rate for the skills portion of the test is 83%; the career center’s passage rate was 95%. The newly certified STNAs are:

  • Hannah Baird, Mineral Ridge High School, Pre-Nursing Pharmacy

  • Kamarah Bender, Warren G Harding High School, Pre-Nursing Pharmacy

  • Alexis Brocious, Warren G Harding High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Hannah Fagan, Bristol High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Holly Hedge, Newton Falls High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Elizabeth Johnson, Warren G Harding High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Shian Law, Lakeview High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Anna MacKenzie, LaBrae High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Makayla Marro, Howland High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Amanda McCauley, Howland High School, Pre-Nursing Pharmacy

  • Alexis Parthemer, Maplewood High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Lucy Price, Chalker High School, Pre-Nursing Pharmacy

  • Shiann Robinson, Lakeview High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Hailey Root, Bloomfield High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Madyson Sabolsky, Bristol High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Lily Simones, Lordstown High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

  • Heidi Skeins, McDonald High School, Pre-Nursing Pharmacy

  • Mackenzie Spelich, Maplewood High School, Pre-Nursing Phlebotomy

“We are so pleased with the performance of our students. Undoubtedly, a great deal of work and dedication enabled this achievement. The majority of this test preparation took place during our unexpected shift to remote learning, and I commend the students and program instructors for their adaptability,” said TCTC Program Supervisor Paula Baco. “This is a critical time to be providing a high-quality education to future healthcare workers. It is great to see that we had such a large number of students receive this certification and get a jumpstart on their careers.”

Students in the health science programs received clinical practice at Shepherd of the Valley in Liberty and Howland. Currently, half of the students that recently passed their STNA Certification are working as STNA’s or in other positions at various healthcare facilities in the area.

TCTC offers five programs for high school students to choose from in the healthcare field. To learn more about the TCTC’s health science programs visit here.