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HL0010014
Advanced Unlicensed Assistant
Prior to beginning this Career Major, the student must complete the Core Curriculum, Core Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology, Core First Aid and Healthcare Provider CPR. The training program for AUAs is designed to build on basic skills traditionally performed by nursing assistants. Selected advanced skills, legal and ethical aspects of health care and appropriate personal behaviors are presented in a format combining classroom lecture/discussion, demonstration/practice lab and clinical application. Graduates of an AUA training program are prepared to safely perform technical skills that are included on an approved skills list. Once the individual has completed the training, he/she applies for certification. The Oklahoma Board of Nursing ensures that all application requirements have been met, approves the application, and notifies the applicant. The applicant then schedules an appointment to take the written examination and skills examination at an approved test site. A testing service grades the examination and notifies the Oklahoma Board of Nursing of the results. If the candidate is successful, the Oklahoma Board of Nursing will then issue the certification. There is confusion among nurses about the difference between a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and an Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA). In Oklahoma, certification as a nursing assistant is required for those who work in long-term care facilities. The training, certification, and regulation of CNAs is through the Oklahoma Department of Health. Their training includes basic nursing assistant skills involving hygiene, mobility, and nutrition, among others. For questions about the role of CNAs, please call the Nurse Aide Registry at the Oklahoma Department of Health, (405) 271-4085. In Oklahoma, certification as a CNA is not required for nursing assistants who work in acute care facilities.
736.0
2013
Courses
Hours Course Code Course Title Actions
225.00 HL00032 Health Careers Core Curriculum (Technology Center) View Course
45.00 HL00342 Core Medical Terminology View Course
120.00 HL00046 Anatomy and Physiology View Course
15.00 HL00169 Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid View Course
91.00 HL00004 Long Term Care Aide View Course
240.00 HL00151 Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (Theory and Clinical) View Course
Campuses Approved For This Career Major
District Campus Local Name Actions
Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center Ft Cobb Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major
Canadian Valley Technology Center Earl Cowan Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major
Francis Tuttle Technology Center Reno Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major
Francis Tuttle Technology Center Rockwell Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major
Green Country Technology Center Okmulgee Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major
High Plains Technology Center Woodward Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major
Metro Technology Center Springlake Campus Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major
Mid-America Technology Center Wayne Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major
Tulsa Technology Center Lemley Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major
Western Technology Center Burns Flat Advanced Patient Care Technician View Approved Career Major
Western Technology Center Burns Flat Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major
Western Technology Center Sayre Advanced Patient Care Technician View Approved Career Major
Western Technology Center Sayre Advanced Unlicensed Assistant View Approved Career Major