OCOA Nurse Aide Training Program uses a formally written curriculum, designed by nurses, to teach both the certified and family caregiver courses. Each manual is comprehensive and contains everything the instructor needs to teach a class. The use of a formal curriculum ensures that every student receives consistent information throughout all levels of training and helps maintain the integrity of the program from one location to the next.

OCOA Nurse Aide Training certified curriculum meets both federal and Arkansas state training requirements for both home health and nursing home care. It also incorporates the Arkansas state training requirements for personal care assistant and home health aide. The curriculum is uniquely designed to teach individuals to care for older adults in the home.

How to Become a CNA

Certified Caregiver Training

Courses are designed to assist individuals in advancing their caregiving skills and competency. The course meet state and federal guidelines and are taught by licensed nurses and other health care professionals. Students who successfully complete certified classes are eligible to take the Arkansas Certified Nurse Aide Exam.

Role of Certified Nursing Assistant

Benefits of Becoming a CNA

Family Caregiver Training

Family Caregiver Workshops are designed to increase family members' knowledge of caregiving and introduce them to caregiving skills needed to care for an older adult in the home. Information on caregiver resources are also provided.

Need for CNA