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Have You Ever Thought About Free CNA Classes?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Who says that the notion of obtaining a CNA class for absolutely free is an impractical one? It has become rock-solid possible now through OSDH (Oklahoma State Department of Health), who are providing exclusive free of cost training to nearly 900-1000 aspirants in year 2010 by establishing a huge fund of 3,71,000 dollars in collaboration with Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and Tulsa Community College.

Necessary funds required for free CNA training have been raised through public monetary fines imposed upon nursing homes penalized by OSDH, for providing poor quality standards. Possibilities of some of the CNAs from these nursing homes only, turning into recipients of the scholarships cannot be denied, as it has been specifically aimed to enhance complete patient-care in long term health care set-ups. The mainstay behind offering free CNA training is basically for the up-gradation of expertise and know-how of the nursing aides up to the level of CNA-2. Simultaneously Tulsa Community College is also proffering higher training to CNAs who wish to approach up to the level of CNA-3; however it is not a sponsored course.

Certified Nursing Aides employed with long-term health care settings and skilled nursing care facilities have more eligibility prospects to avail this OSDH-sponsorship program. This fund based program is appositely named as “CNA Career Ladder Program”, as suggested from the name itself, it has been designed for the working CNAs with the aim of serving as a ladder in their forthcoming career expansion. It is a blend of traditional classes and laboratory work in conjunction to online classes, leading further to have all the students pass the CNA skill test with ‘flying colors’. In order to chip in this program, every student must have already completed online training-work and should possess steadfast computer accessibility.

It’s obligatory for all the students to get themselves enrolled in Tulsa Community College already. However admission in this college does not promise any consent of scholarship or enrollment in the CNA training course. Due to limited seats and sponsorship, putting your application at the earliest possible is highly recommended. Entitling to avail the sponsored funds, it is quite essential for all applicants appearing in the placement test for reading and sentence skills taken by the college and passing it with a minimum of 80% marks. Moreover, it is expected from all candidates to complete a minimum of 12 college credit hours, along with a 3.0 minimum GPA. Apart from this all applicants must possess at least 6 month’s prior work experience in a health care set-up. Letter of recommendation by the administrator must also be attached with your application.

This free CNA training program encompasses 30 hours of training covering five days, and is split into 11 breaking modules each having 3 hours time length. The focal points of this training are teamwork, communication, safety, nutrition, dementia care, aging and illness, restorative care, quality of life, spirituality, culture change, death and importance of family. Lastly, in order to obtain CNA certification students must pass the state exam.
Above and beyond the OSDH-funding program, other free training programs are also available, most of them online. Ensure always to check the authenticity of these programs, as to whether they are intended to prepare for the state certification exam or not or do they exist for the purpose of general information only. Also make a note that Red Cross CNA Classes are not free anymore.

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