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CNA II Career Ladder Training Brochure

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CNA Career Ladder Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is it necessary to be employed as a CNA now to qualify?
A. Yes, you must have at least six (6) months continuous satisfactory attendance at the same facility.

Q. I work as a CNA in an Assisted Living facility, do I qualify?
A. Anyone certified as a long term care aide working in Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care facilities, Continuum of Care Facilities and Adult Day Care Centers may qualify for this training. 

Q. Where do I get a letter of recommendation?
A. From the Administrator of the facility where you are employed.

Q. Is there a designated form for the letter of recommendation?
A. There is no standardized form. The letter should address the work history of the CNA, how the individual has demonstrated recognition for consideration and how this training will assist the individual in providing better care.

Q. To whom does the letter of recommendation need to be addressed?
A. Please check with the training coordinator at Tulsa Community College or the Oklahoma Career Technology center nearest you.

Q. Is there a cost to the CNA?
A. There is no cost to the CNA. The program is funded through the use of civil monetary penalties (CMPs) collected by the agency from nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities that have been fined for delivering substandard care.

Q. How long is the course?
A. The course is 27 – 30 hours.

Q. What are the topics covered in the course?
A. The course includes 11 modules that focus on safety, team work, aging and illness, communication, nutrition, spirituality and dying, quality of life, dementia care, importance of family, culture change and restorative care. Each module is three hours.         

This training is specifically aimed at enhancing the skills of certified nurse aides that work in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities.
If you would like to know more about what a CNA is and the training to become a certified CNA, please contact Vicki Kirtley, Director of Nurse Aide Registry, Health Resources 
Development Service within OSDH. 
Vicki Kirtley e-mail:  VickiK@health.ok.gov


 For Additional Information Contact:  

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Long Term Care
1000 NE 10th Street      
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299

Office (405) 271-6868 Fax (405) 271-2206
E-mail: LTC@health.ok.gov


Andrea Pogue 
Oklahoma Department Of Career and Technology Education
1500 West Seventh Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074-4364
405 334-2038
E-Mail: apogu@okcareertech.org    

 Oklahoma Career Tech CNA II Training Sites

Adrienne Covington Graham, M.H.R., Director, Workforce Development
OSU-Oklahoma City
900 North Portland Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
(405) 945-3383
E-Mail: adriannecovington@osuokc.edu


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