Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Program

Program Requirements

No previous experience needed to become a nursing assistant student!

  • You must be at least 18 to enroll, however with parental consent students can begin classes as early as 16.

  • NO Highschool diploma or GED required to become a CNA.

  • Must  pass an OSBI background check.

    • If you have a criminal felony or misdemeanor, you may still qualify to become a CNA.​

    • If seven years have passed since your sentence's completion, you may be eligible for our program.

    • Contact Cindy Armstrong with any questions. 

What You'll Learn

First Step Healthcare's CNA day course is Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

the evening course is 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monday-Friday.

 

CNA Course runs for 10 days (78 hours), however students enrolled in the HHA training course will add an additional  16 hours to their course load, totaling 94 hours. 

As a CNA, you will learn how to:

 

  • Transfer a patient/resident from the bed to a chair or wheelchair.

  • Ambulating patients - walking or performing range of motion (ROM) exercises. 

  • Activities of Daily Living - bathing, showering, shaving, providing oral hygiene, feeding, changing bed linens, and maintaining the cleanliness of the patient/resident's general surroundings.

  • Take patient/resident temperature, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other patient/resident vital measurements, infection control, and patient/resident safety.

  • Communicate with residents, learn procedures for dementia, respect for the patients/residents, and how/when to provide privacy and dignity, and so much more! 

Tuition

Firststep offers two different tuition packages!

 

Silver Package

$499.00

 Includes everything you need to become a CNA!

Included in this package:

  • CNA Textbook with Accompanying  CNA Workbook

  • Highlighter

  • 2 pocket folder

  • Background check

  • Student Clinical Insurance 

  • The student is responsible for the state test fee.

    • State Testing fee: $118.50.

 

Gold Package

$617.50

This package includes everything listed in the Silver Package above, PLUS:

  • State Test Fee

    • State testing (Skills/Written) is required to become a CNA.

    • No extra charge from the state and no state exam for HHA. 

We require a $100.00 non refundable sign up fee to reserve  your seat, $399 is due by the end of the course.

For more information about test fees and scheduling, please contact Tulsa Tech at 918-828-5290. 

Tuition assistance is available through Workforce or Tribal Nations for students who qualify.                             

Hello, my name is Cindy Armstrong....  I'm the owner/CNA Instructor at First Step Healthcare Training.  

 

I have been an LPN for 14 years, before that I was a CNA for over 10 years. I have been in healthcare for over 30 years.

 

God put a desire in my heart to train caring and observant Nurse Assistant students.

I will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in your new CNA career.  This is why we keep our classes small so that we can offer you one-on-one instruction. I will teach you what you need to know to be a great CNA, not just learn the skills needed to pass the state test.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you on this First Step of your journey in healthcare.

 

First Step is committed to helping you be successful in your career.