Greater Tulsa Reporter
Enrollment is now open for Northeastern State University and the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative’s (OHAI) Long Term Care Certificate program, to begin Jan. 9 at the OHAI Caregiver Training Center, 2417 E. 53rd St., Ste. B, in Tulsa.
The course is a six-week interactive learning program designed to teach students how to care for individuals in the home or in a health care setting. Training is divided into four modules, and courses are led by professionals with geriatric, long-term care, and home health and hospice experience. The program is a total of 138 hours, including 16 clinical hours.
The course will teach skills such as maintaining patient dignity and independence, problem solving, knowledge of common and chronic diseases and proper body mechanics, and health care communication. The course also includes a State Testing Review session.
Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the Oklahoma State Nurse Aide Competency examination. Upon passing the exam, students will receive certification as a Long-Term Care Aide (LTCA/CAN) and Home Health Aide (HHA).