Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry

Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (800) 695-2157 or (405) 271-4085

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is responsible for the approval of nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs including educational-based programs and employer based programs. In order to become a certified nurse aide in Oklahoma one must pass both the written and skills examination required by the state. A candidate challenging the exam needs to attain a minimum of seventy (70) percent on the written part and at least eighty (80) percent on the skills portion of the exam. The individual who succeeds in achieving these scores or higher ones, will be listed on the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry within a month of passing the nursing assistant state test. One is allowed to challenge the CNA exam for a total of three times without re-training. Re-taking a nurse aide training class becomes mandatory if the state exam was not passed on the third attempt. According to the Oklahoma Department of Health, an individual may not work as a nurse aide without being certified and listed on the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry. Those who are currently pursuing a CNA training program may be employed as a nurse aide for a period of four months only.

CNA Registries in the United States

Select an area from the map below to find addresses and phone numbers for Nurse Aide Registries in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia as well as links to online nursing assistant registries if available.

Nursing Assistant Registries

Should you know about your state's nursing assistant registry? Absolutely. A state's nurse aide registry serves important functions for any certified nursing assistant as well as for those looking to become certified. An individual who has finished a nursing assistant training program and has passed the state competency exam becomes listed on the CNA registry. Employers check the registry listings to confirm that a potential employee satisfies the training and testing requirements to obtain a nursing assistant job. To work as a certified nursing assistant, your status on the CNA registry must be active, without any charges of resident abuse, neglect, or misappropriation. It is important to update your name and address on the registry. By doing so, your information is current and you are able to receive important documents sent by the registry.

For example, renewal forms are mailed to the address you have provided to the registry. You will not receive the certification renewal forms unless your address on the registry is accurate. One of the most frequent questions we get is how to get a copy of a CNA certificate. The nurse aide registry is in charge of issuing a duplicate of your nurse aide certificate and to obtain a copy you need to contact them. A nursing assistant certificate is typically reprinted when the original has been lost, accidentally destroyed, stolen, or when the individual has changed their name. The nurse aide registry is also the entity in charge of revoking a nursing assistant's certification in cases of neglect, abuse, or misappropriation of a client's property. In such cases, an individual's name is permanently listed on the registry along with the specific findings.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Paula F. on August 09, 2013 at 08:52 PM
My sister is moving to North Carolina from Oklahoma and she has a current CNA certification for that state. How would she go about getting re-certified within NC? Where could she obtain study materials and where could she take this test? We live in Wayne County and would like to know where the nearest facilitator of this test would be? Thank you.

Admin on August 11, 2013 at 10:57 PM
North Carolina does not accept CNA certification transfers from other states. To become a certified nursing assistant in North Carolina, your sister must challenge and pass the nurse aide I state examination. To obtain the CNA candidate handbook, see a list of available test locations, schedule the CNA exam, and complete an exam application visit the following link: North Carolina Nurse Aide I and Medication Aide Testing. Good luck!

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?

Can I enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do nursing assistant classes take to complete?

After becoming a CNA how much more training does it take to become an RN?

I am really interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant. I am in the military and we go out to sea continuously. I do not have too much time to actually attend a program until next year. Who offers online CNA classes?

CNA Resources

Being a Successful C.N.A

Besides knowledge and proficiency there are many qualities which define a competent CNA. Our list includes the answers of residents, families, and those of experienced nurse aides who have been in the health care field for an extended period of time. Most of the qualities listed below represent the reasons and motivational factors driving new individuals to become certified nurse aides.

A competent CNA shows support for others, as well as patience, compassion and empathy. To become a good nursing assistant one needs to understand the meaning of being a team player. An effective nursing assistant learns to become a good listener who cares about and understands the needs of the residents, has a helping nature and a positive attitude. Both patients and co-workers appreciate a smile, an upbeat personality, as well as someone who takes pride in their work. A nurse aide job requires good organizational skills, patience, good judgment, and effective communication.

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