Medication Aide (CMA) Classes in Oklahoma

What is a certified medication aide? A CMA is a certified nurse aide who has successfully completed an Oklahoma State Department of Health approved program for administering medications. You must be certified as a nurse aide in Oklahoma prior to enrolling in a certified medication aide program. What are the requirements for admission in a state-approved CMA program in Oklahoma? If you wish to attend a medication aide course then you must be at least eighteen (18) years old, possess an active Oklahoma CNA certification, and show proof of completing a high school education. Only nurse assistants who have a minimum of six months of work experience qualify for admission in medication aide courses.

If you meet all these criteria then you are eligible to enroll in a certified medication aide course. What are the CMA courses like? According to state legislation, all CMA training programs must have of a minimum of forty (40) hours of instruction. Similar to CNA courses, the medication aide curriculum includes theoretical and clinical experiences. Each medication aide student must complete sixteen (16) hours of supervised, hands-on experiences in a clinical environment. CMA program instructors are usually nurses or registered pharmacists with experience in their field of practice. Upon completing a CMA training class each student must pass a state examination to become certified. The medication aide certification in Oklahoma must be renewed yearly.

Chisholm Trail Technology Center - Omega
Rt. 1 Box 60, Omega, OK 73764

Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Medication Aide Program - Choctaw
4601 North Choctaw Rd., Choctaw, Oklahoma 73020

Francis Tuttle Technology - Oklahoma City
12777 North Rockwell, Oklahoma City, OK 73142

Gordon Cooper Technology Medication Aide Course - Shawnee
One John C. Bruton Blvd., Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

Grace College - Oklahoma City
4350 Will Rogers Pkwy, Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Great Plains Technology Medication Aide Training Program - Frederick
2001 East Gladstone, Frederick, Oklahoma 73542

Great Plains Technology - Lawton
4500 SW Lee Blvd., Lawton, OK 73505

Green Country Technology CMA Training Course - Okmulgee
1100 North Loop 56, Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447

Indian Capital Technology Medication Aide Course - Sallisaw
HC 61 Box 12, Sallisaw, OK 74955

Indian Capital Technology - Stilwellm
Rt. 4 Box 3320, Stilwellm, Oklahoma 74960

Indian Capital Technology CMA Program - Tahlequah
1400 South Hensley Dr., Tahlequah, OK 74464

Indian Capital Technology Medication Aide Training Program - Muskogee
2403 North 41st Street East, Muskogee, Oklahoma 74403

Kiamichi Technology - Poteau
1509 South McKenna, Poteau, OK 74953

Kiamichi Technology Medication Aide Program - Durant
810 Waldron Rd., Durant, Oklahoma 74701

Kiamichi Technology CMA Training Program - McAlester
301 Kiamichi Dr., McAlester, OK 74501

Kiamichi Technology CMA Program - Talihina
Rt. 2 Box 1800, Talihina, Oklahoma 74571

Kiamichi Technology Medication Aide Course - Atoka
Hwy 3 and 75 West, Atoka, OK 74525

Kiamichi Technology - Idabel
Rt. 3 Box 177, Idabel, Oklahoma 74745

Kiamichi Technology Medication Aide Training Program - Antlers
706 SW ā€˜Dā€™ St., Antlers, OK 74523

Meridian Technology CMA Training Program - Stillwater
1312 South Sangre Rd., Stillwater, Oklahoma 74076

Metro Technology CMA Program - Oklahoma City
4901 South Bryant, Oklahoma City, OK 73115

Mid America Technology - Wayne
27438 State Hwy 59, Wayne, Oklahoma 73095

Moore Norman Technology CMA Course - Oklahoma City
13301 South Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73070

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Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Iesha on September 07, 2009 at 06:56 PM
My boyfriend is a CNA certified in Oklahoma but plans to move to New York City to live with me. Will he be able to transfer his Oklahoma CNA certification to work in a New York City hospital?

Admin on September 08, 2009 at 11:09 PM
Your boyfriend has to apply for reciprocity in New York in order to be eligible for certification as a CNA in this state. He must have an active certification in Oklahoma and be listed in good standing on Oklahoma's nurse aide registry. To begin the process he needs to print and complete the nursing assistant reciprocity application. Along with the application he must submit a clear copy of his Oklahoma nurse aide certificate as well as the required fees. As soon as his application is received and approved by the New York nurse aide registry he may schedule and challenge the New York nursing assistant exam. Passing the state exam results in becoming certified as a CNA in New York. The nursing assistant reciprocity application can be found here: New York State Nurse Aide Registry Application.

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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