Goals of the Program

The Oaklawn Center on Aging Nurse Aide Training Program provides education for individuals seeking a career in caregiving and training for family members and/or significant others caring for an older adult in the home or other settings.

Objectives

Upon graduation from the OCOA Nurse Aide Training Program participants will be able to:

  • Perform caregiving skills for clients with varying levels of assistance needed
  • Demonstrate physical and behavioral skills to aid in caring for an older adult
  • Successfully pass the state CNA license examination

Training Schedule

Daily class schedules and break times will be arranged by the instructor, and a written schedule will be distributed on the first day of class.

Students are responsible for their transportation to and from class and are expected to be timely in their arrival and departure from the training location.

LUNCH AND BREAKS
Depending on the course schedule, students will receive one or more breaks. For classes lasting all day, students may wish to bring a lunch. Lunch breaks are typically only 30 minutes in length, and there is rarely time to leave the facility and return in time.

Students may use the refrigerator in the student lounge to keep food fresh. Drinks may be brought into the classroom, but food and snacks are to be eaten during the breaks only. No food allowed in the classroom.

Admission

Any person who can read, write and speak English may apply for enrollment into the program. No previous caregiver education or experience is required for enrollment.

STEPS TO APPLY

  • Make an appointment by phone or email to set up a time to receive information about and orientation to the program.
    (501) 276-0945
  • Submit a completed application along with a $50 non- refundable deposit. *Payments accepted are money order, cashier’s check, or cash.
  •  Read the Student Handbook.
    The OCOA Student Guide will be available online or a hard copy can be obtained. The student is responsible for reading the student guide in its entirety. Your signature will be required as proof that you have read it.
  • If accepted into the program, you will receive notice of your acceptance.
  • By the first day of class, the outstanding tuition balance must be paid. Again, money order, cashier’s check, or cash is necessary. Tuition balance must be paid one week prior to the first day of class.

Nurse Aide Training Course Schedule

Mon 13

Certified Nursing Assistant Course

July 6 - July 24
Oaklawn Center on Aging
101 McGowan Ct.
Hot Springs 71913
(501) 623-0020
Aug 10

Certified Nursing Assistant Course

August 10 - September 1
Oaklawn Center on Aging
101 McGowan Ct.
Hot Springs 71913
(501) 623-0020
Sep 08

Certified Nursing Assistant Course

September 8 - September 30
Oaklawn Center on Aging
101 McGowan Ct.
Hot Springs 71913
(501) 623-0020
Oct 08

Certified Nursing Assistant Course

October 8 - October 30
Oaklawn Center on Aging
101 McGowan Ct.
Hot Springs 71913
(501) 623-0020
Nov 09

Certified Nursing Assistant Course

November 9 - December 4
Oaklawn Center on Aging
101 McGowan Ct.
Hot Springs 71913
(501) 623-0020