Home health aides, whether working for an agency or independently, must be listed on the Nurse Aide Registry. You can access the Nurse Aide Registry by clicking the link below
To be placed on the registry, home health aides must successfully complete a 75-hour training program approved by the state (which must include at least 16 hours of classroom instruction and 16 hours of practical supervised training) and then pass a competency and skills evaluation.
List of approved training and competency evaluation programs
The state of Oklahoma requires that the nurse aide training be completed from one of the following approved programs
Please contact Jason Noreen, Health Facilities Surveyor, for Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program applications at: (405) 271-9444 ext 50151 or toll free 800-695-2157 or e-mail JasonN@health.ok.gov
The Department of Health, Medical Facilities Division maintains a directory of all licensed medical facilities in the state. The directory can be accessed here by clicking the link below
Approximately 8,060 people were employed as Home health aides in Oklahoma in 2015.
Hourly Rate - Home health aides earned between $8.07/hour and $15.11/hour in 2015 (average rate was $11.32/hour)
Annual Salary - The annual salary ranged between $16,780 and $31,420 (average annual wage was $23,550)
Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) - Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) is responsible for the approval and monitoring Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs