Oklahoma’s Department of Health requires state nurse assistants, who work at licensed patient care facilities beyond the initial 4-month period, to undergo nurse aide competency training and testing prior to state certification. According to the DOH’s requirements, student nurse aides must complete a minimum 120 hours of classroom instruction and clinical experience in preparation for the state exam administered by D&S Diversified Technologies. Nurse assistants set the groundwork for nurses and other medical professionals to do their jobs effectively. They learn to observe and listen to their patients and make note of changes that could be detrimental to their health. Training programs not only prepare nurse assistants for state certification, but also for their critical role as part of a health care team.
Francis Tuttle Technology
The nurse assistant training program at Francis Tuttle Technology is approved by the Department of Health and prepares graduates for state certification. High school juniors, seniors, and adult can attend the 140-hour long program. Full-time students complete the program in 2 months, and part-time students take approximately 4 months to complete the extensive training. The nurse assistant training can also be taken as part of the school’s Advanced Unlicensed Assistant for additional job opportunities. High school students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA as a requirement for entry. Those taking the adult entry route must score at least 62 on the COMPASS reading test. Tuition for in-state students is $1,770.00 plus the cost of books, transportation, uniform and medical supplies. Financial aid is available for qualifying students.
- Website: http://www.francistuttle.edu/classOfferings
- Address: 12777 N. Rockwell Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73142
- Phone: (405) 717-4270
Metro Technology Center’s nurse assistant class is open to high school juniors and seniors. Students will complete the core health care curriculum, anatomy, medical terminology, physiology and long-term care. Applicants should have a minimum 10th grade reading level to take the course. The course comprises of both classroom, lab and clinical experience for a total of 525 hours. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 7:40 am to 10:40 am. Graduates are eligible to take the state certification exam for inclusion on the nurse aide registry. College credits may also be available for program graduates. Tuition is free for resident students.
- Website: http://www.metrotech.edu/course-programs/health-science/nurse-aide
- Address: 1700 Staton Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73115
- Phone: (405) 424-8989
OSU-OKC Oklahoma City
The non-credit nurse assistant training class at OSU prepares students for the state’s Nurse Aide Competency exam. During the 96-hour classroom (72 hours) and clinical sessions (24 hours), instructors emphasize effective communication, patient independence and rights, safe and quality care, and proper body mechanics during lifting, bed making and moving patients. Classes run from Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Applicants must pass a criminal background check, and provide a negative TB test and photo ID. Students must attend all 96 hours of the training to be eligible for graduation. The course fee is $650 inclusive of the textbook and the state certification exam.
- Website: http://www.osuokc.edu/cna/
- Address: 900 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73107
- Phone: (405) 945-9145
Moore Norman Technology
Students must complete Moore Norman’s Long Term Nurse Aide program within 20 weeks of enrollment. The flexible schedule gives students the freedom to complete training at their own pace. At the end of training, graduates are eligible to take the state exam. Instructors use one-on-one instruction, lectures, video, online research, textbook analysis, and skills demonstration to impart essential knowledge and skills. Applicants must provide proof of immunization, pass the TB screening, obtain seasonal flu shot, present CPR card, and pass a criminal background check for entry into the clinical aspect of the training. Tuition is $385. Students must budget for the state exam, textbook, scrubs, and tennis shoes.
- Website: https://www.mntc.edu/classes/career-programs/pre-nursing
- Address: 13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73070
- Phone: (405) 364-5763
CNA Training Academy
The CNA Training Academy offers 96 hours of classroom and clinical training. The training covers the essential knowledge and skills graduates need to pass the state’s certification exam. Flexible day and night classes are available for students’ convenience. During 72 hours of classroom training, students learn the role of a CNA, communication, patient mobility, measuring vital signs, rehabilitation and restorative care, basic human needs, body mechanics, diseases, nutrition, body system, death and dying. The 24-hour clinical experience is another critical aspect of the training program, which prepares students for the skills test. After completing the nurse assistant class, students will have the required knowledge and skills to pass the state certification exam.
- Website: www.cnatrainingacademyokc.com
- Address: 3824 N. Meridian Ave Ste., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
- Phone: (405) 315-1357
- Fax: (405) 946-4002
- Email: [email protected]
Following are some other state-approved training programs in Oklahoma City:
Daily Living Centers
3000 North Rockwell, Oklahoma City, OK 73008
Full Term CNA Training Center
5400 NW 23rd St Ste 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73127
1000 NE 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Neighbor Care Pharmacy
4141 Highline Blvd Ste 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Oklahoma Assisted Living Association
1217 Marlboro Lane, Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers
200 NE 28th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Shadow Nursing Inc
4801 N. Classen Blvd Ste 141, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Southwest Health Care Training Center
963 SW 107th Room 2019, Oklahoma City, OK 73170