Nurse Aide Career Major - Overview

Nurse Aide

Nurse Aide
Campus
Health Careers Center
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
525 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors & Seniors
Schedule
M-F 7:40-10:30A &/or 11:25A-2:15P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$0.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$9/hr

Nursing aides help patients with routine health care needs, bedside care, and basic nursing procedures. They are often employed in a long-term care facilities and hospitals. They play a vital role in the health care team. In this major, students will complete the health care core curriculum, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology in addition to the long-term care curriculum. Students must pass the Oklahoma State Nurse Aide Registry exam for long-term care assistants to work in any facility.

Career Major Length
525.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Health Careers Core Curriculum
225.00
Medical Terminology
45.00
Anatomy
60.00
Physiology
60.00
Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid
15.00
Long Term Care Assistant
120.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • A positive attitude
  • A general interest in health careers
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to relate to people in a caring, empathetic manner
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personality types

Certifications Available

  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • CPR