Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of work does a CNA do?
Certified Nurse Aides are the bedside professionals for a patient/client in a hospital, rehab, skilled nursing facility, long term care or home setting. Certified Nurse Aides assist patients/clients with bathing, eating, dressing, toileting and exercise. Because they have so much direct contact with residents/clients, they are the “eyes and ears,” for doctors and nurses. Certified Nurse Assistants are frequently the first healthcare providers who note and report abnormal signs and symptoms that save the lives of many patients/clients.
What do I need to do to be certified by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing?
After you complete a program approved by the state of Oklahoma, simply fill out and submit your application and training affidavit, along with your $123 fee (not included in the tuition), to the State Board. We’ll even help you with that your last day of class!
How long will it take me to become a Certified Nurse Aide?
Please see training.
Do I take classes on-line?
The HealthPRO Resource Network CNA Academy Training Program is not on-line. We are committed to the success of our students and that success relies upon focused, hands-on, supervised practice of pertinent skills.
Where can I work if I get my CNA certification?
Hospitals employ CNA’s in a variety of roles. Long-term care facilities are big employers of CNA’s. Rehabilitation hospitals also employ Certified Nurse Aides. Home care is another huge employer of CNA’s. Baby boomers are here followed closely by the Generation X population. Many families keep their seniors at home with compassionate outside support. Because Certified Nurse Aides have the skills to administer quality care and the licensing to be part of the healthcare team, they are in demand in the home care sector.
How much can I expect to earn as a Certified Nurse Aide?
The varied job market allows for very competitive compensation.