Nurse Aide Training Programs in Oregon

Are you interested in continuing your nursing assistant training and becoming a CNA who specializes in a particular area? Specialization is common in the nursing field but not so common when it comes to nurse aide classes. However, in the state of Oregon, a certified nurse aide who has completed the standard training program for nursing assistants can now pursue another level of education in the same field. A level two certified nursing assistant course in Oregon prepares a nurse assistant to care for acute care patients or for residents needing restorative services.

The two different CNA training categories, acute care and restorative care, have a Board approved curriculum as well as competency examinations. The level two nurse aide must be certified in the state of Oregon and may only practice under the supervision of a licensed or registered nurse. While the skills and care provided by a level two CNA are more specialized than those of a regular CNA, their role is identical: to assist licensed or registered nurses in caring for residents. Knowledge enhancement, increased peer respect, advancement opportunities, and a boost in your earning potential are all the results of choosing to continue your professional education.

Sky Lakes Medical Center - Klamath Falls
2865 Daggett Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Lake District Hospital & LTC. CNA Course - Lakeview
700 South J Street, Lakeview, Oregon 97630

Mt. View Hospital District Living Center - Madras
470 NE “A” Street, Madras, OR 97741

M. Williams, RN Nurse Assistant Program - McMinnville
421 South Evans, McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Life Care Center of McMinnville
1309 27th St., McMinnville, OR 97128

Hearthstone Nurse Aide Training - Medford
2901 East Barnett Rd., Medford, Oregon 97504

Medford Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
625 Stevens St. Medford, OR 97504

Rogue Community College CNA Training Program - Medford
202 South Riverside Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501

Waterford at Three Fountains C.N.A. Class - Medford
835 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504

Marquis Companies Nurse Aide Training Program - Milwaukie
4560 SE International Way, Suite 100, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

Providence Benedictine Nursing Center CNA Program - Mt. Angel
540 South Main Street, Mt. Angel, OR 97362

Providence Benedictine Sheltered - Mt. Angel
540 South Main Street, Mt. Angel, Oregon 97362

Newberg Care Home Nurse Aide Program
1500 East First, Newberg, OR 97132

Baycrest Village Nursing Assistant Course - North Bend
3959 Sheridan Ave., North Bend, Oregon 97459

North Bend High School Nurse Assistant Program
2323 Pacific Ave., North Bend, OR 97459

Treasure Valley Community College Nurse Aide Course - Ontario
650 College Blvd., Ontario, Oregon 97914

Clackamas Community College - Oregon City
19600 South Molalla Ave.,Oregon City, OR 97045

Blue Mountain Community College CNA Program - Pendleton
2411 NW Carden Ave., Pendleton, Oregon 97801

Benson High School Nurse Assistant Program - Portland
546 NE 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97212

Caregiver Training Institute LLC CNA Course - Portland
13909 SE Stark St., Portland, Oregon 97233
Phone: (503) 257-0117

Caregiving Careers, Inc. - Portland
9011 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, #1D-F, Portland, OR 97225

Cascade Medical School Nurse Aide Training Course - Portland
4620 SE 67th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97206

OHCA/aQuire On-line CNA Training Course - Portland
11740 SW Parkway Ste. 250, Portland, OR 97223

Portland Community College Nursing Assistant Program
1626 SE Water Ave., Portland, Oregon 97214

CNA Programs in Oregon ( Page 3 )

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

James O. on August 14, 2009 at 02:00 PM
My girlfriend is already a caregiver who has worked at a facility for over 2 years, is it possible for her to take the CNA test instead of enrolling in a class or must she enroll beforehand? She meets the requirements of a CNA already, and does the job as if she really is, all she wants is to be certified. She will be moving to New Jersey from Oregon. Please, could you help me by providing all the information necessary to help her gain her CNA certification? Thank you very much!

Admin on August 15, 2009 at 02:23 PM
The state of New Jersey requires the completion of a state approved CNA training program and competency evaluation in order to become certified as a nursing assistant. Your girlfriend must enroll and complete a New Jersey approved nurse aide training course consisting of a minimum of ninety (90) hours of theory and clinical practice. Once the training is complete she needs to challenge and pass the CNA exam in order to become certified in this state. Other states allow candidates to just challenge the CNA exam without proof of training (an example is Florida), but not New Jersey. Training courses are offered by nursing homes, vocational schools, and community colleges. Nursing homes are known to offer free CNA training or sponsorship, especially if they need additional staff. I strongly suggest that you call the NJ nurse aide registry and ask them if there is any way that her previous training can be used as a substitute for a CNA program although I don't think it is possible. Please note that the State of New Jersey does not require nurse aides to be certified to work in an acute care hospital unless the hospital has a licensed long term care unit or a licensed sub-acute unit in which case Certified Nurse Aides must staff those units. Good luck!

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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