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CNA Career Ladder Program

December 1, 2010 by  
Filed under CNA Nursing Assistant Jobs

The general consensus among the uninitiated is that a training class that offers free CNA simply does not exist, as always no hidden costs or stipulations for procedure. With the adoption of a new Department of Health Oklahoma State (ODSH) program, in collaboration with the Community College in Tulsa and Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology, more than $ 370,000 has been dedicated to the free training and certification CNA students of about 1,000 in 2010.

The uninitiated may wonder exactly how much is the fiscal cost ODSH program for Oklahoma residents, but the answer is, surprisingly, not a penny. The ODSH collects some of his contributions to health care organizations in the region who are fined for breaching the proper guidelines, or patient care also unsatisfactory. In some cases, these organizations CNAs ill health can be the direct beneficiary of the ODSH new program, since the objective is the training (and retraining if necessary) of the CNA staff to improve the state of Oklahoma extends the conditions of patient care. The program, free of CNA students are given the authority to reach level 2 of the state CNA, which provides a level of responsibility, greater accountability and the opportunity to attend Tulsa Community College for training continues (a CNA level 3) if they wish, but training is not covered by the program ODSH.

For a non-taxpayer funded state program, the ODSH’s free CNA training is taking the money out of those organizations that have slid in terms of patient care, and improving the conditions for the entire state to prevent such haphazard patient care from happening in the future. As a result, all current CNAs with Level 1 skills in Oklahoma will be eligible for the ODSH program to receive free CNA training. The is able to serve the program as a career ladder for current CNAs, which is very apparent from the name of the program itself: the Assistant of Certified Nursing Program of Career Ladder. With online learning components, traditional class, and clinical lab work the CNACL program gears CNA trainees to take a CNA Skills examination at the end of the course in order to rank up to a higher level.

The warning joint program CNACL ODSH is that potential applicants to the program must already be accepted into Tulsa Community College to be eligible. A replay of the TCC is not a guarantee of entry into CNACL of himself, as already mentioned, there are enough funds for about 1,000 CNA in 2010. Therefore, space is limited and early applications are very encouraging after the college placement test and receives at least 80 in reading and sentence. Applicants must also ensure they have at least 12 credit hours and maintained a minimum average of 3.0 in addition to having 6 months experience working in a health care facility. Finally, candidates will need a recommendation of a director at the workplace to consider.

With a charge time of 30 hours CNACL program consists of 11 modules over three hours each for a total of 5 full days of training the CNA. Several issues were discussed during the CNACL program are: aging and diseases, nutrition, safety, dementia care, teamwork, communication, culture change, the importance of family care, spirituality, restoration, and die. After the course, all CNACL participants are required to take a state examination leading to certification of CNA.

Again, the space is severely limited so CNACL hopefuls are encouraged to apply as early as possible. With over 66,000 potential CNACL applicants in Oklahoma (who are in the state registry as a certified CNA), and only 1,000 spots to be filled, the CNACL is an elite program with a high degree of competition for spots.