Nurse Aide Training Programs in Oregon

Hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are the main employers of specialized certified nursing assistant graduates in Oregon. Once you complete a basic nurse assistant training course and gain some work experience, you have the option to enroll in higher level CNA courses. A specialized nurse aide is a level two CNA that has completed at least two nurse aide training classes and holds state certification for each level of training. Each facility decides what nursing tasks a level two CNA may or may not perform.

The Oregon State Board of Nursing has approved numerous nursing related tasks which can be completed by a competent level two CNA only. Some of these tasks are thought during a CNA training class, while others are learned by hands-on practice, under the supervision of a registered nurse. Part of the duties assigned to a level two CNA include: changing simple, non-sterile dressings, cleaning ostomy sites, setting up traction equipment, suctioning, and performing phlebotomy procedures. A complete list of all the skills and procedures a level two CNA is allowed to perform after training is available on the Oregon Board of Nursing website.

Redmond High School CNA Course
675 SW Rimrock Dr., Redmond, OR 97756

Lower Umpqua Hospital Extended Care Unit - Reedsport
600 Ranch Road, Reedsport, Oregon 97467

Umpqua Community College Nurse Aide Course - Roseburg
1140 College Road, Roseburg, OR 97470

Roseburg Senior High School
547 West Chapman Ave., Roseburg, Oregon 97470

Chemeketa Community College Nurse Aide Training Program - Salem
4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR 97309

Oregon State Hospital - Salem
2600 Center Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

Salem Hospital CNA Program
665 Winter Street SE, Salem, OR 97309

Sunnyside Care Center Nurse Aide Program - Salem
4515 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem, Oregon 97302

Providence Seaside Hospital Extended Care Unit
725 South Wahanna Road, Seaside, OR 97138

Pinnacle Health Care, Inc. Highland House Nurse Aide Training - Springfield
1077 Gateway Loop, Suite A, Springfield, Oregon 97477

Meadowpark Health & Spec Care Center - St. Helens
75 Shore Drive, St. Helens, OR 97051

Marian Estates CNA Training Program - Sublimity
390 Church Street, Sublimity, Oregon 97385

Columbia Gorge Community College C.N.A. Class - The Dalles
400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058

Tillamook Bay Community College
2510 First Street, Tillamook, Oregon 97141

Springdale Job Corps Center Nursing Assistant Course - Troutdale
31224 East Historic Columbia River Hwy., Troutdale, OR 97060

OHCA/aQuire Online - Portland
11740 SW Parkway Ste. 250, Portland, OR 97223

Evergreen Healthcare Nurse Assistant Program - Vancouver
4601 NE 77th Ave. #300, Vancouver, WA 98662

Prestige Care Inc. Nursing Assistant Program - Vancouver
7700 NE Parkway Drive, Suite 300,Vancouver, WA 98662

Avamere Health Services, Inc. - Wilsonville
25117 SW Parkway, Suite F, Wilsonville, OR 97070

Nurse Aide Level 2 Training Programs – Restorative Care Programs

Linn Benton Community College Nursing Assistant Program - Albany
6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany, OR 97321

Regency Pacific CNA Training Course - Bend
1876 NE Hwy. 20, Bend, OR 97701

Dallas Retirement Village Nurse Aide Training Course
377 NW Jasper, Dallas, Oregon 97338

CNA Courses in Oregon ( Page 4 )

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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CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Hari on August 13, 2009 at 02:55 AM
My friend is interested in CNA training. Is there any CNA training institute, school or college near 97223, Tigard, Oregon?

Admin on August 14, 2009 at 06:23 PM
There are a couple of nurse assistant training programs being offered in Portland, Oregon listed on this website which are close to the location you specified. You may want to consider programs in other towns nearby and then review our schools listings for CNA classes in Oregon.

Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?

After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?

I am in the military and I do not have too much time to actually attend a regular CNA program. Who offers online CNA classes?

How do I sign up for CNA training? I am having trouble finding the shortest training program in my area. Can you help me?

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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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