Texas to Oklahoma?

  1. i'm going to be staying in hugo, oklahoma for a while and i'm originally a texas gal. i've worked as a cna off and on for like 8 years. anywho, does anyone know if i can work in oklahoma state with my texas cna without actually having to transfer it over? maybe like a travel cna sitiuation!? i dunno. any help would be good. thank ya!
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  3. by   NeysaGirl1
    Oklahoma has a lot of work to do when it comes to our nursing homes. I think nursing homes are required to get you certified within 180 days. Your time on the job is pretty much your education. As far as reciprocity, maybe the Oklahoma Nursing Board can steer you?
  4. by   Ginger45
    I am an RN who is moving to Ok. It is not a compact state so I have applied for an OK license. I don't know how the CNA board handles it. Call your licensure board and ask. They should be able to tell you. Good Luck!
  5. by   sunny1959
    If you have a current CNA certification in Texas you have to apply for reciprocity by filling out a form with the Oklahoma State Dept. of Health. Takes a few weeks to complete. Any local nursing home administrator can help you.