Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
OSU-OKC Precision Driving Training
Precision Driving Training offers exclusive, hands-on training for not only students, but also people in the community, including emergency operators of ambulances, fire trucks, motorcycles and police vehicles.
The training includes actual simulations where trainees learn different road safety lessons, including accident avoidance, lane change, threshold braking, residential backing and maneuvering a vehicle under adverse road conditions.
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City extends the training opportunity to current officers who are interested in becoming better and safer drivers while on duty. With this training, instructors of the courses believe they can combat the leading cause of death and injury in the United States – vehicular crashes.
OSU-OKC and Chesapeake Energy Corporate Partnership
To add onto Oklahoma State University’s outstanding agricultural programs, OSU-Oklahoma City partners with Chesapeake Energy Corporation to host a Farmers’ Market every Wednesday right on the west end of Chesapeake’s beautiful campus.
Visitors to the Farmers’ Market enjoy only the freshest produce, dairy, eggs, meats, baked items and certified organic products. Customers buy directly from local farmers and are guaranteed a more healthy selection of Oklahoma-grown products from more than 30 vendors.
The off-campus location of the OSU-OKC Farmers’ Market continues to attract an abundance of customers three years after its opening.
OSU-OKC and OHCA Take CNA Training Program Statewide
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority have expanded their certified nurse aide training program statewide. The successful program is offered at no cost to qualified Oklahomans.
The CNA training program was piloted in summer 2005 to residents of Oklahoma and Logan counties. During the pilot project, approximately 300 Oklahomans received CNA certification, and the program was then expanded to two additional counties, Cleveland and Canadian.
Program graduates who earn CNA certification are required to work at a Medicaid, long-term care facility for at least 12 months. Participants will receive a set of scrubs, a stethoscope and one textbook.
OSU-OKC provides curriculum preparing students to complete the state’s nurse aide competency examination. The curriculum is comprised of 80 hours of training, including 24 hours of supervised clinical training. Students are required to pass an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation background check and nurse aide registry screening prior to beginning training.
“We are very excited to be offering this program across the state,” stated Dr. Mac McCrory, OSU-OKC business and industry vice president. “This program meets the challenges of direct care workforce shortages and continues a certified nurse aide training program that serves to deliver quality staff and enhance continuity of care.”
For more information or class registration, contact OSU-OKC's Melissa Flores toll free at 800.560.4099, ext. 615, or visit www.osuokc.edu/cna.
INTEGRIS Partnership Adds Nursing Slots at OSU-OKC
OSU-Oklahoma City is increasing its available slots into the nursing program thanks to a continuing partnership with INTEGRIS Health.
INTEGRIS Health committed to provide nursing adjunct instructors and clinical sites, which will allow OSU-OKC to increase openings in the nursing program from 56 to 64 students through the spring of 2007.
OSU-OKC has seen a continual increase in the number of applicants for its nursing program. In the spring of 2000, the program had 63 applicants competing for 56 positions. During the spring of 2005, the number of applicants increased to 306 competing for the same 56 positions.
“INTEGRIS Health has allowed our nursing program to grow and better meet the needs of this state,” said OSU-OKC Health Services Division Head Linda Barren. “Without this partnership, OSU-OKC would not be able to provide as many nurses to the workforce.”
For more information about the nursing program at OSU-OKC, visit www.osuokc.edu/health.