Nurse aide training programs that are located in El Reno, Oklahoma are listed here. If you know of other OSDH recognized listings that are being offered in the area, please contact us and we will add them to the page. Speak with a program administrator of the school to get sign-up information.
Canadian Valley Technology
6505 East Hwy 66, El Reno, OK 73036
(Also offers CMA training classes)
To work in the state as a nursing assistant, you will have to first enroll and complete CNA training program that is approved by the state’s Department of Health. The training programs in the state are required to offer no less than 75 hours of classroom instructions and 16 hours of on-the-job training. Since this is only the initial step in the career to becoming a nursing assistant, the training offered in these programs is only basic. You will only cover courses such as human anatomy, safety of the residents, emergency procedures, roles of a nursing assistant, communication and interpersonal skills, infection control, and many more.
After you complete the training, the next step for you is to challenge the state competency exams. These exams will consist of a written/oral exam and a clinical skills test. These exams are to be taken only at testing sites that are approved by the DOH. To get your license, you must pass bought all the parts of the exams. Your license will be sent to you a few days after your name has been entered on the Registry.
After you have worked for at least 6 months under the same nursing facility, you can be eligible to climb up the career ladder and become a CNA II by completing a 30-hour course that provides advance topics that were not covered in the basic training. Level II programs cover 11 modules that focus more on safety, teamwork, the process of aging and illness, spirituality and dying, therapeutic communication skills, quality of life, the importance of family to the patients, cultural change and restorative care. Each module is estimated to take 3 hours to complete.
These training courses are free from the Oklahoma State Department of Health has created contracts with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the Tulsa Community College. To be accepted into the course, you must get a recommendation letter from the Administrator of the facility that you work. To know where the letter should be addressed to, you should contact the training coordinator at Tulsa Community College or the Oklahoma Career Technology Center that is nearest to you.
If you have worked for at least 1 year with a record of good attendance under the same nursing facility, you can climb the career ladder higher and become a CNA III. This process will require you to complete another 30-hour training course which will now cover 4 main topics. For more information on how to become a CNA III, you will need to contact: Dorya Huser, Chief of Long Term Care, Protective Health Service in OSDH at: Doryah@health.ok.gov.
If you are a nursing assistant or have graduated in a nursing course from a different state, you can still work in Oklahoma as a nursing assistant. All you have to do is to apply for reciprocity. When applying, you must show proof of your training and experience. When you are a certified nurse aide you should make sure that you have a good standing with the state that you come from so that you can pass the background check that is required.
This city is the located in Canadian County. If is only a few miles west from downtown Oklahoma City. El Reno belongs to the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is also the county seat of Canadian County. Major roads that you can use to get to this city are Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 81. As of the 2010 census, their total population had reached up to a total of 16,212. It has a population density of 202.7/sq mile. The total area of the city is estimated to be around 80.4 sq miles, where its majority is land.
Examples of health care facilities that are located in the area include U S Government – El Reno Indian Health Clinic, El Reno Family Clinic-Robert Dicintio, Canadian County Health Department, Holy Vladimir, and Red Rock Behavorial Health Services. photo attribution: ufv