Start My CNA Career

Ready to start building your career? Becoming part of the CareCareersOK program costs you nothing. One good way to get started is to attend a job fair or other hiring events near you. The upcoming events are listed here.

There are a few simple requirements for Participants Interested in Care Careers Oklahoma
Oklahoma Residency

Participants must be residents of Oklahoma, as the program is specifically designed to support Oklahoma residents.

Employment in Long-Term Care Facility

Participants should be currently employed in a long-term care facility, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility. This is to ensure that the training provided through the grant directly benefits those working in the targeted field. If you are not yet working in a long-term care facility in Oklahoma, click here (/openings) to see a list of current openings near you. These are entry-level jobs, but would include the opportunity to have your CNA training paid for so that you can advance your career.

Meeting CNA and CMA requirements

Participants interested must meet the qualifications set by the Oklahoma State Health Department of Health for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Certified Medication Aide (CMA) training. These requirements include a minimum age, educational background, and passing a background check.

Commitment to Long-Term Care Career

Participants should demonstrate a genuine interest and commitment to pursuing a career in long-term care. This can be reflected through their motivation, willingness to learn, and dedication to providing quality care to elderly or disabled individuals.