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Nurse Aide Training And Competency Evaluation Programs

The Oklahoma State Department of Health(OSDH) - Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) is responsible for the approval and monitoring Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs including, but not limited to, education-based programs and employer-based program, and determining curricula and standards for training and competency programs as specified in § 63-1-1951(A)(2-3). 

The Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) is contracted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to review and approve Nurse Aide Training Programs (NATP). Pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at Title 42, Section (§) 483.151(b)(1)(iii), in all reviews other than the initial review, the State must visit the entity providing the program. The State may not grant approval of a NATP for a period longer than 2 years as specified in 42 CFR § 483.151(d).

Types of Nurse Aide Training Programs include:

Long Term 

Home Health 

Developmentally Direct Care

Certified Medication and Advanced Certified Medication 

Residential Care

Adult Day Care and Assisted Living

Feeding Assistants

To request an application packet for any of the above referenced training programs please contact Nurse Aide Registry at (405) 271-4085 or (800) 695-2157.


Resource Information

Affidavit of Lawful Presence Information Guidelines

ODH 301- Affidavit of Lawful Presence

ODH 266 - Affidavit of Lawful Presence for Guardians or Legal Parent

Memorandum of Agreement for Private Sites Testing at Career Techs

Approved Training and Competency Evaluation Programs


Certified Medication Aide Training Program Resources

The attached sign-in sheet was offered by Anita Hasenmyer, Red River Technology Center, as a tool they have found useful in documenting the certification numbers of CMA CEU attendees. The program uses the certification numbers to confirm the certification is current prior to issuing the CMA CEU. The form will also address most requirements in rule for submission of CMA CEU attendee rosters to the Nurse Aide Registry office:  CMA Continuing Education Sign-In Sheet

OAC 310:677-13-12(d) An approved continuing education program shall submit to the Department within 30 days after the conclusion of a continuing education class the following information:
(1) The title of the class and number of hours offered;

(2) The name, certification number, and number of hours attended for each certified medication aide who satisfactorily completed the continuing education class.

 

Oklahoma law provides that nurse aide training programs must include ten (10) hours of training in the care of Alzheimer’s patients.

63 O.S. fl 1-1951(A)(3) The State Department of Health shall have the power and duty to determine curricula and standards for training and competency programs. The Department shall require such training to include a minimum of ten (10) hours of training in the care of Alzheimer’s patients;

The Code of Federal Regulations at 42 CFR fl 483.152(b)(5), requires the curriculum of the nurse aide training program to include under care of cognitively impaired residents:
(i) Techniques for addressing the unique needs and behaviors of individual with dementia (Alzheimer's and others);
(ii) Communicating with cognitively impaired residents;

(iii) Understanding the behavior of cognitively impaired residents;
(iv) Appropriate responses to the behavior of cognitively impaired residents; and
(v) Methods of reducing the effects of cognitive impairments.

The Oklahoma Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association endorses the Barbara Broyles Alzheimer and Dementia Training Program for Nursing Assistants for nurse aide training programs. The linked curriculum may be freely adopted and incorporated into your curriculum. Please provide appropriate credit.

 


Long Term Care Training Program Resources

Oklahoma State Department of Health Approved Long Term Care Core Course and Skills and Procedures Performance Record:

Oklahoma State Department of Health Course Standards to Teach the Oklahoma Long Term Care Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program and Skills and Procedures Performance Record for Long Term Care Aide Training Program:  the linked documents provide the core curriculum and a skills checklist for the core skills and procedures detailed in the core curriculum for Oklahoma’s Long Term Care Nurse Aide Training programs. Please feel free to download and use in your training program.

Abbreviated Approved Long Term Care Performance Skills Check List Model:   Please feel free to download and use.  The skills on this model are the required skills.  Please make sure that each skill is been taught and the trainee has been found proficient before dating and signing.

Long Term Care Curriculum Guideline:  Please feel free to download and use.  The curriculum guide contains all required curriculum for Long Term Care Training.

Notice of Change:  OAC 310:677-3-5(c)  An approved program shall notify the Department in writing before making substantive changes to the program.

Affirmation of Required 16 hours of training:  OAC 310:677-11-4(a)(2) At least 16 hours of training in the following areas prior to any direct contact with a resident that is documented and signed by the nurse aide trainee.

  1. Communication and interpersonal skills
  2. Infection control.
  3. Safety and emergency procedures, including the Heimlich maneuver.
  4. Promoting a resident's independence.
  5. Respecting a resident's rights.

The linked document addresses common questions submitted by training programs for long term care and medication aides.

CNA and CMA FAQs

 

Nurse Aide Registry
1000 N.E. 10th Street, Room 1111
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone (405) 271-4085 or (800) 695-2157
Fax (405) 271-1130
Email: click here to email the nurse aide registry

 

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