Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Students will receive quality non-credit training from OSU-OKC instructors while being prepared to complete the state’s Nurse Aide Competency examination. Training focuses on communicating and interacting effectively with patients, assisting patients in maximum functional independence, observing patient rights and applying proper body mechanics in bed making, lifting, and turning patients.


The program is 96 hours and students are required to be present for the full 96 hours of training.

  • 72 hours of daytime classroom training
  • 24 hours of supervised clinical training. (All clinicals are from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  • Classes are Monday-Friday for 12 days, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: The course fee is $650 and includes the course book, one written certification exam and one skills certification exam. If you need to retake one or both exams, it is your responsibility to cover the fees to retest.


For questions about this course, please call:
(405) 945-3373



Steps to enroll:

  1. Complete an Application for Enrollment found at www.osuokc.edu/cna and be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Obtain an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Criminal History background check, including the Sex Offender check and Violent Offender check.* (No more than 3 months old)
    • Criminal arrest background checks may be obtained at Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OBSI), located at 6600 N. Harvey, Oklahoma City, or you may go to www.ok.gov/osbi/Criminal_History to complete the on-line form and then fax it to O.S.B.I. OSBI’s phone number is (405)848-6724.

      To obtain your results via Fax you must have a credit card or you can go to O.S.B.I. and pay with Cash or Money Order. Fax or in person is $19. When obtaining your O.S.B.I. by fax, make sure and check the Fax box, in upper right corner include either your fax number or you may have it sent straight to us, our Fax number is (405) 945-8616. Obtaining it by fax takes 3-5 business days, in person it takes no more than 1 hour.
  3. Obtain a TB skin test that has been read within the last 6 months
    • You can obtain this from your local doctor or clinic, or one of the following places:

      Concentra Medical Services

      6101 W. Reno (by Mathis Brothers) 495-3085
      7100 S I-35 Service Road (by Crossroads Mall) 632-1002 $30

      Southwest Medical Center (Employee Health)

      4401 S. Western Drive 636-7336 $10

      Baptist Hospital (Employee Health)

      3300 NW Expressway (no cash accepted) 951-2903 $10

      OU Family Medicine (Green Clinic)

      900 NE 10th Street 271-2577

      V.N.A. Wellness (United Founders Tower)

      3000 United Founds Blvd., Suite 109 848-9530


      4001 Classen Blvd. 840-2180

  4. Once you have your completed application, OSBI background check, and TB test results, please call (405)945-3373 to schedule an appointment to come in and enroll. A $200 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of enrollment with the balance due before the first day of class. Any student who has not paid the full tuition will not be allowed to start the course.
  5. All students are required to read at a 9th grade reading level. All applicants must fulfill one of the following requirements:
    • Take the COMPASS Reading Assessment in the OSU-OKC Testing Center and score a 70 or better. A reading test will not be administered without the application, OSBI background check, and TB test results.
    • Provide a college transcript showing an A, B, or C grade is English Composition. Class must have been taken within the last 10 years.

* OSBI/TB fees are determined by the Nursing Home that is hosting the OSU-OKC Nurse Aide Training Program. The fees are solely the Nursing Home’s policy on items such as copies and refunds. OSU-OKC does not receive funds for ANY TB test or OSBI reports and therefore does not give refunds on these items.


**The Certified Nurse Aide training program cannot be applied toward college credit.


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