Nursing aides help patients with routine health care needs, bedside care, and basic nursing procedures. They are often employed in long-term care facilities and hospitals. They play a vital role in the health care team. In this major, students will complete the health care core curriculum, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology in addition to the long-term care curriculum. Students must pass the Oklahoma State Nurse Aide Registry exam for long-term care assistants to work in any facility.
Health Careers Center
Located on the Springlake Campus in Oklahoma City, the Metro Tech Health Careers Center trains students for careers in many aspects of the health industry. Full-time and short-term classes are available in a wide range of careers including Practical Nursing, Advanced Unlicensed Assistant, Biomedical Sciences, Dental Assisting, Health Unit Clerk, Medical Assistant, Nurse Aide, Pharmacy Clerk, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Aide, Radiologic Technology and Surgical Technology.