Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

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Course Description

The CNA program is 77 clock-hour, basic course for the professional Long-Term Care Aide in Oklahoma. This course is led by a licensed nurse who is  the instructor. The course focuses on training students to be able to care for residents in Long-Term (Nursing Home), Acute hospitals, Residential Homes, and Long-Term Acute Hospital. During this course the student will be trained the duties and responsibilities of a Certified Nurse Aide. The student will gain the knowledge, and clinical skills. Upon successful completion the student shall be certified as Long-Term Aide (CNA) in the State of Oklahoma. The course is offered in three schedules: Weekday, Evening, and Weekend. The CNA training program is structured and requires strict attendance.

Total Training hours for this program = 77 hours.

Class and Skills lab=53

Skills check offs = 8 hours

Clinical =16 hours.

MedNoc Training College Certified Nursing Assistance program in Oklahoma City is approved and accredited by  Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)- Nurse Aide Registry.  Our nurse aide training (CNA)  program code approval number is # 3701602.

 

CNA COURSE SCHEDULE

Schedule Length Time 16 hours of Clinicals to be completed during the week on Tuesday and Wednesday 6:45am-3:15pm
Weekday 2 Weeks 8:00am-4:00pm
Evening 3 Weeks 5:00pm-9:30pm

(The first Monday class begins at 3:30pm-9:30pm)

Weekend 4 Weekends 8am-5:00pm

CNA Admission Requirements

  1. Student Application.
  2. Two Forms of identification. (One must be a Social Security Card and the other must be a photo ID, such as a current State Identification card or Driver’s License.)
  3. Criminal background check (Can be done at School for a cost of $25.00)
  4. TB Skin Screen Test. (Can be done at School for a cost of $20.00)
  5. Current BLS certification before attending clinical. (Can be done at School for a cost of $60.00)
  6. Affidavit of Legal Presence.
  7. Drug screening may be required before you are placed for clinical rotation. In addition, immunization records may also be required. This will be communicated in the first two days of class.
  8. Flu shot required during flu season. If no flu shot the student is required to wear a mask at clinical site.

To ensure that students are well prepared to care effectively for residents as well as people experiencing cognitive impairment such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, CNA students will also learn the following topics to meet Oklahoma requirements:

(i) CNA Techniques for addressing the unique needs and behaviors of individual with dementia (Alzheimer’s and others);
(ii) CNA Communicating with cognitively impaired residents;

(iii) CNA Understanding the behavior of cognitively impaired residents;
(iv) CNA Appropriate responses to the behavior of cognitively impaired residents; and
(v) CNA Methods of reducing the effects of cognitive impairments

After successful graduation, students are allowed to take the Oklahoma State CNA exam and upon passing, they are issued with a Long Term Care Aide Certification by the Oklahoma Department of Health.

The following topics will be covered during your training:

TOPIC 1: CNA: HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
TOPIC 2: CNA: ROLE OF THE NURSING ASSISTANT
TOPIC 3: CNA: OBSERVING AND REPORTING
TOPIC 4: CNA: COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS *
TOPIC 5: CNA: INFECTION CONTROL *
TOPIC 6: CNA: BODY MECHANICS
TOPIC 7: CNA: SAFETY *
TOPIC 8: CNA: EMERGENCIES *
TOPIC 9: CNA: RESIDENT’S RIGHTS *
TOPIC 10: CNA: PROMOTING RESIDENTS’ INDEPENDENCE *
TOPIC 11: CNA: BASIC ANATOMY
TOPIC 12: CNA: AGING PROCESS
TOPIC 13: CNA: COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
TOPIC 14: CNA: RESIDENT’S FAMILY
TOPIC 15: CNA: RESIDENT’S ENVIRONMENT
TOPIC 16: CNA: POSITIONING
TOPIC 17: CNA: VITAL SIGNS AND MEASUREMENTS
TOPIC 18: CNA: BATHING
TOPIC 19: CNA: SKIN CARE
TOPIC 20: CNA: ORAL CARE
TOPIC 21: CNA: HAIR AND NAIL CARE
TOPIC 22: CNA: DRESSING
TOPIC 23: CNA: TRANSFERRING
TOPIC 24: CNA: MOBILITY
TOPIC 25: CNA: NUTRITION AND HYDRATION
TOPIC 26: CNA:ELIMINATION
TOPIC 27: CNA: CARE OF THE DYING RESIDENT
TOPIC 28: CNA: SURVEY PROCESS AND TYPES OF FACILITIES
TOPIC 29: CNA: ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND CARE OF THE RESIDENT WITH ALZHEIMERS

Our CNA program will also cover the following skills to ensure that students are well prepared to take any CNA job upon graduation from our program.

CNA and HHA CORE SKILLS AND PROCEDURES

 

1. CNA: Handwashing * 25. CNA:  Electric Razor
2. CNA: Gloves * 26. CNA: Denture Care
3. CNA: Supine Position 27. CNA: Oral Care
4.CNA:  Lateral Position 28. CNA: Oral care for Unconscious
5.CNA:  Fowler’s Position 29. CNA: Comb Hair
6. CNA: Semi-Fowler’s Position 30. CNA: Assist to Eat
7. CNA:Sit On Edge of Bed 31. CNA: Feeding
8. CNA: Assist Resident to Move to Head of Bed 32. CNA: Shower
9. CNA: Protective Devices 33. CNA: Bed Bath
10. CNA: Walking 34. CNA: Perineal Care
11. CNA: Assist with Walker 35. CNA: Assist to Bathroom
12. CNA: Assist to Chair 36. CNA: Bedside Commode
13. CNA: Transfer to Wheelchair and Transport 37. CNA: Bedpan/Fracture Pan
14. CNA: Drape and Undrape 38. CNA: Urinal
15. CNA: Rub Back 39. CNA: Empty Urinary Drainage Bag *
16. CNA: Heel or Elbow Protectors 40. CNA: Weight
17. CNA: Check Skin 41. CNA: Pulse and Respiration
18. CNA: Range of Motion 42. CNA: Oral Temperature
19. CNA: Change Gown 43. CNA: Axillary Temperature
20. CNA: Dressing a Dependent Resident 44. CNA: Blood Pressure
21. CNA: Unoccupied Bed * 45. CNA: Choking *
22. CNA: Occupied Bed 46. CNA: Fire *
23. CNA: Fingernail Care 47. CNA: Seizures *
24. CNA: Safety Razor CNA: 48. Falling or Fainting *

Barrier Offenses for the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Oklahoma.
Effective November 1, 2012
63 O.S. § 1-1950.1 (OSCN 2012)
Title 63, Section 1-1950.1(C) 1. If the results of a criminal history background check reveal that the subject person has been convicted of, pled guilty or no contest to, or received a deferred sentence for, a felony or misdemeanor offense for any of the following offenses in any state or federal jurisdiction, the employer shall not hire or contract with the person:

a. abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of any person entrusted to the care or possession of such person,
b. rape, incest or sodomy,
c. child abuse,
d. murder or attempted murder,
e. manslaughter,
f. kidnapping,
g. aggravated assault and battery,
h. assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, or
i. arson in the first degree.
2. If less than seven (7) years have elapsed since the completion of sentence, and the results of a criminal history check reveal that the subject person has been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to, a felony or misdemeanor offense for any of the following offenses, in any state or federal jurisdiction, the employer shall not hire or contract with the person:
a. assault,
b. battery,
c. indecent exposure and indecent exhibition, except where such offense disqualifies the applicant as a registered sex offender,
d. pandering,
e. burglary in the first or second degree,
f. robbery in the first or second degree,
g. robbery or attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, or imitation firearm,
h. arson in the second degree,
i. unlawful manufacture, distribution, prescription, or dispensing of a Schedule I through V drug as defined by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act,
j. grand larceny, or
k. petit larceny or shoplifting.
Note: Possession of a Schedule I through V drug as defined by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act is no longer a barrier

CNA Tuition and Fees

  ITEM COST Books and binders are on rent. If the student fails to return undamaged Textbook, he/she shall be charged $100.00, and the CNA Binder, the student shall be charged $50.00. If you do have a current background check, TB Test and BLS certification, the fees charged for those items will be deducted. We do require you to have solid black scrubs. This is an expense that is not included in our tuition fees and is the sole responsibility of the student to attain.
1 Tuition, Name Badge $ 500.00
2 State Exam $ 150.00
3 TB Skin Screen Test $   20.00
4 OSBI $   25.00
5 BLS Certification $   60.00
  Total Cost $ 755.00

*** Payment plan can be made with the Director of Admissions and Registrations. However the whole balance must be  paid in full before the end of the  program. The student will not be allowed to take National Certification Examination if all fees are not paid in full. No records will be issued to the student if he/she has a hold on fees.

 ***Current BLS/CPR certification is required before the student is allowed to go to clinical. (BLS is Offered at MedNoc for additional cost)

***Uniform (Scrubs) is needed for lab skills and clinical. This can cost up to $100.00

What Certified Nursing Aide/Assistants (CNA) do:

Certified Nursing assistants, sometimes called Certified nursing aides or CNA, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.

Work Environment

Nursing assistants or CNA work in nursing and residential care facilities and in hospitals. They are frequently physically active and may need to help lift or move patients.

How to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA in Oklahoma.

CNA ( Certified Nursing Aide assistants) must complete a state approved education program located in Oklahoma and must pass their CNA Oklahoma state’s competency exam to become certified as Long Term Aide.

As a CNA (Certified Nurse Aide), you can be employed and work in the following areas in Oklahoma, in addition to other states:

Careers for CNA, HHA: Nursing homes, Day Care Centers, Pre-Schools,...

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