CNAs provide basic patient care services under the direction of a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse. Due to the nature of their duties, they often spend more time with patients than other members of the healthcare team. Their close interactions with patients in long-term care facilities include assisting them with personal care activities, such as bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, and eating. For this reason, patients may confide in their attending CNAs and look to them for emotional and physical support. Nursing assistant programs prepare students to care for patients within the legal and ethical framework of state and federal laws. At the conclusion of the training, graduates will take the Nurse Aide Competency evaluation for placement on the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry. CNAs work in extended-care facilities, patients’ homes, hospitals, and clinics. Many CNAs use the job as a means of supporting their education as they study to become a licensed practical or registered nurse.
Mrs. DeBon CNA Academy
Mrs. DeBon CNA Academy prepares students for employment in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and patients’ homes. The training runs for two weeks and prepares students for success on the written and skills components of the state certification exam. New classes begin every month with a limited enrollment of 18 persons per class. The class schedule is daytime only, beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 4:30 pm from Monday through Friday for two weeks. The curriculum comprises of 76 hours of classroom work, laboratory practice, and clinical experience at a skilled nursing facility. Applicants must have the ability to read and follow directions, have a state photo ID or driver’s license, pass a background check, and have a social security card for the certification exam. Once accepted, students must bring the $650 tuition and possess one set of scrubs for the class. CPR is not included in the training but is available for an additional $35. Tuition includes the required background check cost, textbook, study guide, TB screen, name tag, liability insurance, and lab materials.
- Website: http://www.mrsdebonscnaacademy.com
- Address: 1523 C. S. Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74112
- Phone: (918) 745-1202
- Email: [email protected]
OSU Health Training Center
The Nurse Aide training at OSU is an eight-week training that prepares students to complete the Nurse Aide Competency examination. The 5-credit program helps students communicate and interact effectively with patients and care for them while ensuring their functional independence and rights. Through demonstration and practice in the classroom, they learn to apply proper body mechanics in turning and lifting patients and making the beds. Applicants, 18 years and older, must submit a completed application, take a reading proficiency test, complete a criminal background check, submit the report of a TB skin test, and provide evidence of meeting the immunization requirements. Classes meet Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Clinical sessions are from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm. The cost for 5 credits is $630. Additional costs include textbook and workbook, TB skin test, influenza vaccine, background check, scrubs, and the state certification exam. The total estimated cost is $904.
- Website: http://www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu/
- Address: 1601 S. Main St., Tulsa, OK 74119
- Phone: (918) 592-1991
Prepare 4 Care offers a professional quality Nursing Assistant Training program that features personalized attention to help students succeed in the healthcare industry. The curriculum comprises of 80 hours of lecture, clinical labs, and clinical experiences in a skilled nursing facility. Classes are full-time, running from Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for 10 days. The lectures provide the knowledge base as directed by State, Federal, and Local healthcare laws. They include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, infection control, legal and ethical principles, communication skills, safety and emergency procedures, feeding and nutrition, range of motion, transferring patients, personal care skills, and end of life care. Students also learn the skills essential to practice, which will also enable them to succeed on the skills component of the certification exam. The $575 tuition includes the state required background check, liability insurance, uniform, and textbook. Students must cover the expenses for white duty shoes and a TB skin test.
- Website: http://www.prepared4care.com/
- Address: 124 N. Greenwood Ave, Ste C, Tulsa, OK 74120
- Phone: (918) 794-6380
Tulsa Tech’s Nurse Aide program is for high school seniors only. Students must be 18 years of age no later than Feb 1st of the first year they attend the program. After successful completion of the program, students will take the nurse aide competency exam for placement on the Oklahoma State Nurse Aide Registry. The program is divided into classroom and clinical experiences with opportunities to use classroom knowledge in a real-world clinical setting. Before commencing the clinical experience, students must undergo a criminal background check, provide verification of immunizations (vaccination records, titer results, or declination statements), have a current CPR card, and pass a drug screen. Transport to and from the clinical site is the student’s responsibility. College credit may be available for the program. Tuition is free for high school students living in the school district.
- Website: http://tulsatech.edu/classes/fulltime/nurse-aide/
- Address: 6111 East Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK 74147
- Phone: (918) 828-5000
- Fax: (918) 828-5009
Tulsa Job Corps Center
Tulsa Job Corps’ nursing assistant certificate training is open to youths 17 to 24 years old. The state-approved program gives students an opportunity to begin a rewarding care in the healthcare industry after taking the nurse aide competency exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. The Center is a live-in facility, but students also have the option to enroll as a non-residential student. The course is self-paced so students can complete the program as quickly or as slowly as they need. The average completion time is 9 to 15 months. The state-funded program covers students’ tuition, state testing, books, uniform, and housing as well as a living allowance. Other incentives are meals service, health and dental care, driver’s education, clothing allowance, career planning, and job placement assistance.
- Website: https://tulsa.jobcorps.gov/node/15
- Address: 1133 N. Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74110
- Phone: (918) 585-9111
The following nursing homes provide CNA training on an as need basis:
Angel House Residential Assisted Living
10018 E. 29TH St, Tulsa, OK 74129
Comprehensive Community Rehabilitation
7146 S. Braden, Suite 500, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136
8177 S. Harvard Ave., Ste 310, Tulsa, OK 74137
Interim HealthCare of Tulsa
2828 E. 51st St, Tulsa, OK 74105