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 SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech 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): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 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 / Health Core 345
Medical Terminology / CPR & First Aid 60
Anatomy 60
Physiology 60
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year


Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Career Tech (CT) Long Term Care Aide
Medication Administration Technician (MAT)
First Aid
National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys

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

Student Organization:

HOSA - Future Health Professionals


Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:45-3:45 PM; High School Students 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

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: