Students in this career major will learn the functions of an Advanced Unlicensed Assistant, which includes performing more advanced functions in an assistive role with a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse in acute care facilities. They will complete a long-term care course and then proceed into the advanced curriculum and learn how to perform sterile specimen collection, urinary catheterization, and feeding per gastrointestinal tube. Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA) certification must be obtained from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
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.