Nursing Assistant

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** All Nursing Assistant classes are cancelled for Spring Term

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration for Summer Term 2020 opens June 9 at 7:00am.

Summer term class and clinicals will take place on the days/times listed below. Exact dates are to be determined and will be announced soon. It is highly recommended you attend an informational meeting before you register.

Summer Term Informational Meetings:

 Wednesday June 3, 5:30-6:30
 Thursday June 4, 10:30-11:30am
Mary Spilde Downtown Center
 101 West 10th Avenue
 Room TBA

Course Information - Space is limited!

The Nursing Assistant course 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 course, students may sit for the Oregon State Board of Nursing certification exam for nursing assistants at an additional fee.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites required to register for the Nursing Assistant Course. NO application or pretesting is required for this course. Attendance to an informational meeting is highly recommended.

One Term Only: The Nursing Assistant 1 course is ONE TERM ONLY. It is split into two half-term classes, Classroom Part One and Clinical Part Two, one following the other:

Nursing Assistant Class: Part One - Classroom

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. Cost of the class includes Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR card ($60 value) and the textbook and workbook ($70 value). Class enrollment is limited to 12 students. 

Dates TBA: M/W/F | 8am-12pm | $709 | Downtown Campus Rm 327 | Carrick
Dates TBA: M/W/F | 1pm-5pm | $709 | Downtown Campus Rm 327 | Carrick
Dates TBA: T/W/Th | 5pm-9pm | $709 | Downtown Campus Rm 327 | Carrick
Dates TBA: T/Th | 9am-3pm | $709 | Downtown Campus Rm 327 | Carrick

Nursing Assistant Clinical: Part Two - Clinical

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. This class is designed to give the student a course of practice of basic level nursing care and skills. Last day for all students is June 19, location will be at Mary Spilde Downtown Center, Rm 327.

Dates TBA: M/W/F | 6am-2pm | Roper
Dates TBA: T/W/Th | 4pm-10pm | Wheeler
Dates TBA: T/Th | 7am-3:30pm | Leach

Remember to Save Your Receipts

If you go to work in a LTC (long term care facility) after obtaining your state certification, you are entitled to reimbursement for your course costs from that long term care employer, including background checks, lab tests and testing fees! You do not have to work full-time to get this reimbursement.

Contact Us

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Kathy Calise
Program Director

Current term class information.