Medication Aide (CMA) Programs in Oklahoma

Completing a certified nurse aide program may be the first step in your journey towards a health care career. As a certified nurse assistant there are plenty of opportunities to grow and advance your career by choosing to enroll in a certified medication aide course, or in a nursing program. What types of schools and facilities offer certified medication aide training classes in Oklahoma? State approved CMA programs may be completed at vocational schools, community colleges, nursing facilities, residential care homes, adult day care centers, and home care agencies. You will be eligible to sit for the Oklahoma CMA certification exam after you successfully complete a CMA course at an institution which has been approved by the Oklahoma Department of Health to provide CMA courses.

To become a certified medication aide in Oklahoma each nurse aide student must pass both parts of the examination: the written and the clinical components. CMA certification renewal takes place every year, unlike CNA renewal which is done every two years. A certified medication aide must keep their CNA or home health aide certificate current if they wish to renew their medication aide credentials. You may not let your nurse aide certificate expire if you wish to keep working as a certified medication aide in Oklahoma. What happens if your medication aide certificate has expired? Depending on how long ago your credentials have expired, you might have to re-test or to complete another certified medication aide class and re-take the competency exam.

Northeast Technology Medication Aide Program - Afton
19901 South Hwy 69, Afton, OK 74331

Northeast Technology - Kansas
450 North Hwy 59, Kansas, Oklahoma 74347

Northeast Technology CMA Training Program - Pryor
6195 West Hwy 20, Pryor, OK 74361

Northern Oklahoma College - Tonkawa
1220 East Grand, Tonkawa, Oklahoma 74653

Northwest Technology Medication Aide Training Program - Alva
1801 South 11th St., Alva, OK 73717

Northwest Technology - Fairview
801 Technology Dr., Fairview, Oklahoma 73737

Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers - Oklahoma City
200 NE 28th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Pioneer Technology CMA Training Course - Ponca City
2101 North Ash, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601

Pontotoc Technology - Ada
601 West 33rd St., Ada, OK 74820

Red River Technology CMA Program - Duncan
3300 West Bois D' Arc, Duncan, Oklahoma 73534

Shadow Nursing Inc. CMA Training Program - Oklahoma City
2405 NW 39th St. Suite 103, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Southern Oklahoma Technology Medication Aide Training Program - Ardmore
2610 Sam Noble Pkwy., Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

Southwest Technology - Altus
711 West Tamarack, Altus, OK 73521

SunBridge Training Center Medication Aide Course - Meeker
500 North Dawson Apt 3, Meeker, Oklahoma 74855

Treasure Lake Job Corps - Indiahoma
Rt. 1 Box 30, Indiahoma, OK 73552

Tri County Technology Medication Aide Program - Bartlesville
6101 SE Nowata Rd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006

Tulsa Technology Medication Aide Course
3850 North Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74106

Wes Watkins Technology CMA Training Course - Wetumka
7892 Hwy 9, Wetumka, Oklahoma 74883

Western Technology CMA Course - Hobart
1000 South Bailey, Hobart, OK 73651

Western Technology CMA Program - Weatherford
2605 East Main, Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096

Western Technology - Burns Flat
621 Sooner Dr., Burns Flat, OK 73624

Western Technology Medication Aide Course - Sayre
100 NE Hwy 66, Sayre, Oklahoma 73662

CNA Training Programs in Oklahoma ( Page 1 )

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

C. Adams on November 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

Admin on November 8, 2014 at 05:34 PM
There are no federal regulations stating that individuals are required to have a high school diploma prior to attending nurse aide classes but some states such as Florida require a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to testing if you are under 18 years old and have not attended a training program. A program coordinator at the school or nursing facility which is offering CNA training classes may tell you if a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required in order to enroll in the nurse aide program. Some facilities do not require a diploma as long as you have completed a 10th grade high school education. In the state of Texas a high school diploma or a GED is not necessary in order to attend and complete a nursing assistant program.

How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?

After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?

I am in the military and I do not have too much time to actually attend a regular CNA program. Who offers online CNA classes?

How do I sign up for CNA training? I am having trouble finding the shortest training program in my area. Can you help me?

How long does it take to get the CNA certificate itself while in school taking courses?

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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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