Program Overview

Certified Nurse Aides work in a wide variety of settings. Nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes, and assisted living facilities all require nursing aides to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient. In many cases, the nurse aid serves as the RN’s or LPN’s eyes and ears and relays information between many patients and one or two RN’s.

The nurse aide fulfills basic quality-of-life needs for patients of any age, ethnicity, or gender in residential nursing care facilities or outpatient clinics. Since nurse aides have daily contact with patients, they are gatherers of vital information about the patients’ conditions, which they must then transmit to their supervisors. A CNA’s workload can become intense and fast-paced, but the ability to help those in medical need is a strong, motivating factor.

Nursing skills are taught in the nursing laboratory, with clinical experiences provided in area nursing homes and hospitals. Students must provide TB skin test results from within the past 12 months and a new OSBI check. Students must also complete the Accuplacer test.

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • CPR
  • Health Aide (HHA)

Coursework

  • Basic Nursing
  • Long-term Health Skills with Supportive Theory
  • Home Health Skills with Supportive Theory
  • Simplified Human Anatomy
  • Healthcare Provider CPR
  • CNA Certification Prep
  • Home Health Aide (HHA) Certification Prep

Program Length, Dates, & Cost

  • 120 hours
  • Please note, registration must be completed in person at the main office. Call 918.331.3333 with questions.
  • Application deadline is one week prior to start date.
Dates Days Time Cost Instructor Notes
01/09-04/24/17 MTW 5:30pm-9:00pm $799 Karen Hays No class 01/16 02/20 03/13-03/17/17
05/02-05/31/17 M-F 8:00am-4:00pm $799 Elizabeth Lawrence
06/02-06/29/17 M-F 8:00am-4:00pm $799 Elizabeth Lawrence

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available. Contact Laci Davis at 918.331.3261.

How To Enroll

Contact Lauren Walls, Enrollment Specialist, at 918.331.3291 or lauren.walls@tricountytech.edu.

Accuplacer Testing

Accuplacer testing is required for all students applying for Fast Track programs. Testing is done every Tuesday and Thursday on a walk-in basis starting at 8:00 am. No tests will begin after 2:00 pm. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for high school students, which is payable at time of testing (cash, money order, check MasterCard, or VISA). There is no charge if retesting is required. Adult students will meet with an enrollment advisor immediately following the testing session. Call Tonya at 918.331.3226 for more details, or click here for more resources.

Certified Nurse Aide Program Brochure

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