Nursing Assistant

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Nursing Assistant

Applications are no longer required for this program
First registered, First in class!

Steps to register:

  • To register for classes please set up a profile on our online registration system
  • Click "Create a New Profile"Fill in the form
  • You must fill in all boxes that have an asterisk
  • Use your email address for your username
  • Create a password of your choice
  • Once your profile has been set up you are ready to register
  • Search for a class by clicking "courses" in the left hand column or in the search field on the upper right of the page
  • Add your class(es) to the shopping cart and checkout to finalize your registration

Do You Qualify for Veteran's Benefits?

You can use your benefits to pay for this class! For more information contact Ellen Jones, Veterans Specialist, Main Campus Building 19, Room 233C or (541) 463-5663.

Nursing Assistant Informational Meetings
for Winter Term 2015 Classes

This free, one-hour class will introduce you to the realities of the job and the skills and training needed to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. CNA can be a fulfilling, lifelong vocation or the first step in your health care career. Detailed information will be given about additional requirements for the completion of the program. Attendance at this orientation is highly encouraged for Nursing Assistant classes.

Informational class dates for Spring 2015 term TBA.

Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant program provides the student with the skills to perform basic level nursing care. Content includes introduction to health care facilities, role of the nursing assistant, communication, medical terminology, basic body structure and function, patient needs, basic growth and development, preventing infection, body mechanics, and much more. This course is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Upon successful completion of this non-credit class, students may sit for the Oregon State Board of Nursing certification exam for nursing assistants (CNA 1) at an additional fee payable to the testing agency.

Two classes are required to complete the Nursing Assistant (CNA 1) program:

Nursing Assistant Class-Part One
This is part one of a two part class. Upon successful completion of Nursing Assistant Class-Part One, you will be able to register for Nursing Assistant Clinical- Part two. Nursing Assistant Class-Part one and Nursing Assistant Clinical- Part two must be successfully completed in order to sit for the Oregon State Board of Nursing certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Class enrollment is limited to 10 students. Registration begins on Dec 9. Funding is available for this class through Goodwill Industries at 541-431-3332.

Nursing Assistant Clinical-Part Two
This is part two of a two part class. You must successfully complete Nursing Assistant Class-Part One, in order to register for Nursing Assistant Clinical- Part two. Nursing Assistant Class-Part one and Nursing Assistant Clinical- Part two must be completed in order to sit for the Oregon State Board of Nursing certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. This class is designed to prepare the student in a course of practice of basic level nursing care and skills.

Cinical days may not be the same as class days. Days and times will be available the first week of class (75 hrs $499)

CNA 1 Textbook for Winter term 2015: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care & Home Care, 2nd Edition., (Hartman), ISBN 978-60425-041-1

CNA 1 Workbook for Winter term 2015: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Student Workbook, (Harman) ISBN 978-1-60425-042-8

Additional expenses: Students will need to submit to a criminal background check at a cost of $35. Proof of immunization or titers is also required for Varicella (chicken pox), and current TB (within the last two years).

Remember: Save your receipts, if you go to work in a LTC (long term care facility) after obtaining your certificate and work there a minimum amount of time you can obtain reimbursement for your course costs..including textbook and testing fees!

For additional information about Nursing Assistant classes contact Kathy Calise.

Current term class information.