Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant 1

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Nursing Assistant 1

The Nursing Assistant course is offered every term. Winter Term Opens on Dec 4.

Registration for Winter Term opens Dec. 4!

It is highly recommended you attend an informational meeting before you register.

Winter Term Informational Meetings:

  • Wednesday, November 28, 5:15-6:15pm, Room 105, Mary Spilde Downtown Center, 101 W 10 Ave
  • Thursday, November 29,10:30-11:30am, Room 107, Mary Spilde Downtown Center, 101 W 10 Ave

Course Information

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.

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. Space is limited! Register Now!

Winter Term Sessions

  • MWF, 8am-12pm, Carrick, $639
  • MWF, 1pm-5pm, Manwarren, $639
  • TuWTh, 5-9pm, Kersgaard, $639
  • TuTh, 9am-3pm, Leach, $639

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 Dec 7, location will be at Mary Spilde Downtown Center, Rm 327.

  • MWF, 6am-2pm, Location TBA, McKeogh, $639
  • TuWTh, 4-10pm, Location TBA, Carrick, $639
  • TuTh, 7am-3:30pm, Location TBA, Leach, $639

Space is limited! 

Textbooks for Nursing Assistant 1 Classes:

Hartman’s Nursing Assisting, A Foundation in Care Giving Workbook, ISBN: 978-1604250626
4th Edition, 16, Author: Dugan, Publisher: Hartman, Cost: $16.85

Nursing Assistant, A Foundation in Caregiving Textbook, ISBN: 978-1604250619
4th Edition, 16, Author: Dugan, Publisher: Hartman, Cost: $52.88

Remember: Save your receipts, if you go to work in an 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 from that long term care employer...including textbook and testing fees!