Students interested in earning their Certified Nursing Assistant certification can begin their training by enrolling in CNA classes in Oklahoma. It is possible to go from the classroom to the workplace as a Certified Nurse Aide in less than two months if you complete a program approved by the Oklahoma Department of Health.
The completion of the accredited programs highlighted below will make you eligible to apply for and take the certification examination. You may contact any of these programs directly via the forms provided.
|Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center||Choctaw||4601 N Choctaw Rd, Choctaw, Oklahoma 73020-9017||< 2-year, Public||60%|
|Red River Technology Center||Duncan||3300 W Bois D Arc, Duncan, Oklahoma 73533||< 2-year, Public||63%|
|Canadian Valley Technology Center||El Reno||6505 E Hwy 66, El Reno, Oklahoma 73036||< 2-year, Public||60%|
|Autry Technology Center||Enid||1201 W Willow, Enid, Oklahoma 73703-2506||2-year, Public||61%|
|Francis Tuttle Technology Center||Oklahoma City||12777 N Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73142-2789||< 2-year, Public||42%|
|Pioneer Technology Center||Ponca City||2101 N Ash, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601||< 2-year, Public||56%|
|Northeast Technology Center-Pryor||Pryor||6195 W Hwy 20, Pryor, Oklahoma 74361||< 2-year, Public||83%|
|Tulsa Community College||Tulsa||6111 E Skelly Dr, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135-6198||2-year, Public||14%|
|Wes Watkins Technology Center||Wetumka||7892 Highway 9, Wetumka, Oklahoma 74883-6155||< 2-year, Public||58%|
The statewide projections show a strong upward trend for new nursing aides in Oklahoma with an expected increase of 24% growth through the year 2020 according to the latest reports from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. These projections are much higher than the average growth for all other occupations both statewide and nationally.
|State||2010||2020||Percent Change||Projected Job Openings|
There are certain steps that must be taken in order to work as a Certified Nurse Aide in the state of Oklahoma. These steps are as follows:
- You will need to take and successfully complete a CNA training program that has been approved by the Oklahoma Department of Health
- Within 24 months of completing your training program, you will need to pass the certification exam through the OSU-OKC Training and Development Center in association with D&S Diversified Technologies LLP
- After passing the certification exam, you must become listed on the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry