Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

Applications are no longer required for this program
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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 Orientation for Fall Term 2014 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 more information at summer term 2014 Nursing Assistant 1 and CNA 2 classes

5:15-6:15, Wed, August 27, DCA Rm TBA (1 hr No Charge) - Dillon
10:30-11:30 am, Th, August 28, DCA Rm TBA (1 hr No Charge) - Dillon

Nursing Assistant (CNA 1)

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:

NA Certification - 79 hours of lecture and lab
NA Clinical Practicum - 79 hours of clinical experience.

The cost of each class is $429. Additional costs of approximately $300 includes textbook, state exam fee, a watch with a second hand, uniform and shoes. Uniforms are not required until clinicals begin. While not required, students are encouraged to provide their own stethoscope and gait belt. Prices are subject to change without notice. This class does not qualify for Federal Financial Aid Textbook is required for first class.

CNA 1 Textbook: Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 8th ed., (Elsevier), USBN 978-0323080675

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!

CNA 2-Acute Care Training

In assisting licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care, a CNA 2 - Acute Care will be able to provide opportunities for optimal client independence and support behaviors that promote positive healing and to demonstrate to peers the correct methods and model behavior needed to address patient care needs on an individualized basis.

CNA 2-Acute Care training at Lane lasts approximately six weeks and consists of 52 classroom and 25 clinical hours at a cost of $659. By Oregon State Board of Nursing regulations, the course is restricted to those who hold a current, unencumbered Oregon CNA 1 certificate and have their name listed on the CNA Registry. Also, you must have proof of immunization or titers for MMR, Varicella (chicken pox), Hep B (or proof that you started the series) and current TB (within the last two years). American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Providers card, valid through the end of the term, is also required. Personal health insurance is required. You will need to submit to a criminal background check which includes a FACIS search ($53) and a 10 panel drug screening at a cost of $50. These requirements are necessary so you can do a clinical experience in either RiverBend or McKenzie-Willamette hospital.   

For additional information about Nursing Assistant classes contact Kathy Calise.

Current term class information.