Nursing aides help patients with routine health care needs, bedside care, and basic nursing procedures. They are often employed in long-term care facilities and hospitals. They play a vital role in the health care team. In this major, students will complete the health care core curriculum, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology in addition to the long-term care curriculum. Students must pass the Oklahoma State Nurse Aide Registry exam for long-term care assistants to work in any facility.