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Pre-Nursing

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Description:
This program prepares high school seniors and adult students for the Practical Nursing Program and to earn their certification in the health field with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as an Advanced Unlicensed Assistant. The AUA performs an assistive role to licensed nurses in a hospital setting. Students will build upon basic Certified Nurse Aide skills. Selected advanced skills such as EKG, legal and ethical aspects of health care, and appropriate behaviors are presented in a format combining classroom instruction, lab exercises, and clinical applications. Students must be 18 years of age to take the AUA licensure exam.

Hours:
Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Pre-Nursing
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  525/21
Normal Completion Time:  21 weeks for full-time status
Prerequisite: Oklahoma CNA Certification

Required Courses:

  • Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid
  • Concepts of Nursing
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (Theory & Clinical)
  • Phlebotomy Specimen Collection and Processing - Refresher
  • Clinical Internship for the AUA
  • TEAS Test Prep

Career Opportunities:

  • AUA
  • EKG Technician
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomist

For more information on occupations go to http://www.onetonline.org

Application Process:
High school students see your home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America counselor (405) 449-3391

Average Salary: $18,200-$27,420

Accreditation:
OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)
Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Certifications:

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

ODCTE Competency Certification

  • Patient Care Technician

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

  • AUA (Advanced Unlicensed Assistant)

CPR – Basic Life Support (BLS)
Phlebotomy
EKG

**CTSO: HOSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)