Those interested in joining a certified nursing assistant school program in the town of Alva, Oklahoma can find them listed here. Courses shown meet the requirements of the state and are available for you to enroll in as of the making of this page.
1801 South 11th Street,
Alva, OK 73717
(Also offers other courses)
As a nursing assistant, you will be taking care of the patients with the skills and knowledge you learn in a CNA training program. You should make sure that, before you enroll, the program is approved by the state’s Department of Health. While in the program, you be spending hours in lectures and practicing skills training in an environment similar to that of a health care facility.
The law requires an individual to be certified and be on the Nurse Aide Registry before working as a CNA. Among the six classifications of nursing assistants (long term care aide, home health aide, certified medication aide, developmentally disabled direct care aide, adult day care aide, and residential care aide) you can initially enter the NAR as either a long term care aide or a home health aide, since some of the certifications require you to be registered before you can proceed for their training.
The basic certification process for an aspiring nurse aide begins by searching for an OSDH-approved training program. These programs are offered by many training institutions including nursing home and hospitals. A lot of the institutions also offer training for more than one kind of CNA certification. Generally, training programs in Oklahoma are required to offer the students no less than 75 hours of theories and 16 hours of practical training in a nursing facility. You will be covering different nursing concepts and procedures such as infection control, personal care, communication techniques, human anatomy, body mechanics, and many more.
As soon as you are done with your training, you can then apply for the state evaluation exam. This exam will test your competence to function as a nursing assistant in terms of skill and knowledge. Nursing student and graduates are also allowed to apply for this exam without the need for additional training. The examination consists of a written/oral part and a clinical skills evaluation. The OSDH has contracted D&S Diversified Technologies to help out with the conducting, scoring, and releasing of the exam. You can visit their website at www.hdmaster.com and find out more.
For those who are already CNAs listed in another state and with to transfer and work in Oklahoma, they may apply for reciprocity. When they apply, their certification must still be active and they must have a good standing relationship with the state they come from. All applications will also be asked to pass the national background check as well as submit documents that show proof of their training and education.
Basic CNA certifications in Oklahoma are only temporarily valid and must be renewed every 24 consecutive months. To be eligible for renewal, the nursing assistant must work for at least a day with 8 hours as a paid nursing assistant. During their work, they must be supervised by a registered nurse. State law also requires any individual who wishes to renew his license to submit an affidavit of legal residence to the Registry at:
Nurse Aide Registry
1000 N.E. 10th Street, Room 1111
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117
(405) 271-4085 or (800) 695-2157
E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The city of Alva is the county seat of Wood County. You can find the city just along the Salt Fork Arkansas River. It is located in the northeastern part of the county and is about 65 miles from Woodward, OK. Founded back in 1893, it was named after Alva Adams, who later on became a governor of the state of Colorado. According to the 2010 census, their total population was 4,945. They had a population density of 2,100/sq mile. The total area of the city is estimated to be around 2.38 square miles, where all of it is land.
Examples of health care providers that are serving the city include Take Care Clinic at select Walgreens, Northwest Chiropractic Clinic, Human Performance Center, North Care Children’s Initiative, Northwest Family Services Inc., Share Medical Center, Alva Counseling Center, and many more. photo attribution: ufv