Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant 1 & CNA 2

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Nursing Assistant 1

The Nursing Assistant course is offered every term

Registration for Summer Term classes begins on June 6th!

Registration classes will be first registered-first in the class until it is full.

Information Meetings for Summer 2017:

Wednesday, May 31st, 5:15-6:15 pm, Downtown Campus, 101 W 10th Ave, Room 105

Thursday, June 1st, 10:30-11:30 am, Downtown Campus, 101 W 10th Ave, Room 105

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, Part One and Clinical Part Two, one following the other:

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.

Part One: Class Days, Times & Locations

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Jun 27 - Aug 10, 4 - 8 pm, Downtown Campus, Rm 327 (80 hrs $609) - Carrick
  • Monday, Wednesday. Jun 26 - Aug 7, 9 am -3 pm, Downtown Campus Rm 327 (80 hrs $609) - Leach
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Jul 11 - Aug 11, 9 am - 1 pm, Seneca Goodwill, 855 Seneca, Eugene (80 hrs $609) - Kersgaard

Nursing Assistant Class Clinicals: Part Two

This is Part Two of a two-part class.You must successfully complete Nursing Assistant Part One, in order to regester for Nurisng Assistant Clinical - Part Two. This Class is designed to give the sutdent a course of practice of basic level nursing care and skills. Last day for all students is Sept 1, location will be at the Downtown Campus, Rm 327

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.

Part Two: Clinicals Days, Times & Locations

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Aug 14- Sep 1, 6 am- 2 pm, Location TBA, (75 hrs $609) - Carrick
  • Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday. Aug 14 - Sep 1, 8 am - 2 pm, Location TBA, (75 hrs $609) -- Leach
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Aug 14 - Sep 1, 7 am - 1 pm, Location TBA, (75 hrs $609) - Kersgaard

Space is limited! Summer Term registration starts on June 6th!

Textbooks for Nursing Assistant 1 Classes:

  • Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: Long Term Care Workbook, ISBN: 978-1604250626, 4th Edition, 16, Author: Dugan, Publisher: Hartman, Cost: $18-$13.50

  • Nursing Assistant Care: Long Term Care and Home Care Textbook, ISBN: 978-160420374, 4th Edition, 16, Author: Dugan, Publisher: Hartman, Cost: $56.40-$42.30 

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!

Funding and Benefits are Available

Do You Qualify for Veteran's Benefits? You can use your benefits to pay for this class! For more information contact VA Educational Benefits, Main Campus, Building 19, Room 233, (541) 463-5663 or 5683.

Funding is available for this class through various sources including Goodwill Industries at (541) 431-3332.

To Register: Go to our online registration system.

Nursing Assistant 2

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CNA 2 class is offered every term

Course Information:

A CNA 2 is a CNA 1 who has received specialized training in more depth to assist licensed nursing personnel in hospital and other acute care settings in providing nursing care for patients.

CNA 2 costs $699. This course is a total of 80 hours, and meets for three weeks, Monday through Friday, from 3-9 pm

Prerequisites: CNA 2 students must be listed on the OSBN registry as a CNA in good standing in Oregon prior to enrolling in the program.


For additional information about Nursing Assistant classes contact Kathy Calise.

Current term class information.