Nurse Assisting

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This program provides a study of Anatomy and Physiology incorporating Medical Terminology necessary for all levels of health careers: exploration of various health-related occupations; and certification in CPR/First Aid. Students will be introduced to the basic skills necessary for any medical profession. They have the opportunity to earn certifications as a Long-Term Care Certified Nursing Aide and Medication Administration Technician. This course is accredited through the Oklahoma State Department of Health. High school students will also receive a Lab Science credit for Anatomy & Physiology at their high school.


Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.


Nurse Assisting
Long Term Care Aide 104
Long Term Care Aide Clinicals 16
Health Careers Core Curriculum 225
Anatomy 60
Physiology 60
Core Healthcare CPR and First Aid 15
Core Medical Terminology 45
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year


Certifications and/or Credentials

Long Term Care Aide
First Aid
NCRC: WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) 


Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment)

Employment Options:

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Nurses' Aide, Nursing Aide, Nursing Assistant, State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) – Approximate Pay Potential: $9-18/Hour(source: