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CNA Training in Oregon

Comprehensive guide to CNA training and certification in Oregon

Start a new career as a certified nursing assistant

The field of Certified Nursing Assistants in Oregon is a wide open, fast growing profession that offers a multitude of job opportunities. The predicted job outlook is for demand to increase faster than the average career. In the area of home health care, the CNA position is the fastest growing sector at the present time. Most graduates of an Oregon CNA training program find jobs quickly after they pass the state certification exam.

The home health sector is growing rapidly due to hospitals releasing patients earlier to reduce health care costs and patients opting to receive treatment in their own homes. Take into account the increasing number of retiring baby boomers that will soon enter into long term care facilities and it is easy to see plenty of opportunity. Training to become a CNA starts out with 75 hours of classroom work and labs to prepare the student for the 75 hours of hands on clinical practice in a skilled nursing center. The program takes up to 11 weeks to complete and once you pass the exam and secure employment you can make a tuition reimbursement request.

Before being accepted into a training program, the student will need to provide the training facility with proof of immunization, a clear TB test, and a criminal background check. Once accepted, the classes taken will consist of basic health care modules such as infection control for the nurse and patient, medical terminology, basic body structure and function, role of the nursing assistant and more. The lab portion will train the student to take vital signs such as blood pressure and pulse and how teach them how to maintain proper records of these measurements and other medical information.

After completing the training the future CNA will sit for the certification exam given by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. The test is split between written multiple choice questions meant to test your knowledge required for the position and a manual skills test that requires you to perform clinical skills on a live human.

The opportunities for employment include private clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, private home care and hospice centers. The job duties include taking vital signs, assisting the patient with personal needs, changing beds, light clean up and assisting other nurses or doctors.

The average salary for a CNA in Oregon is $24,000 but can be higher depending on experience and place of employment. Many employers offer additional benefits such as a 401K programs and health insurance coverage. Benefits like vacation, paid holidays, and personal time off vary by employer.



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                    List of CNA Classes in Oregon

                    Avamere Health Services, Inc. – Wilsonville

                    25117 SW Parkway, Suite F, Wilsonville, OR 97070

                    Baycrest Village Nursing Assistant Course – North Bend

                    3959 Sheridan Ave., North Bend, Oregon 97459

                    Beaverton High School District

                    13000 SW 2nd Street, Beaverton, Oregon 97005

                    Benson High School Nurse Assistant Program – Portland

                    546 NE 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97212

                    Blue Mountain Community College CNA Program – Pendleton

                    2411 NW Carden Ave., Pendleton, Oregon 97801

                    Caregiver Training Institute LLC CNA Course – Portland

                    13909 SE Stark St., Portland, Oregon 97233

                    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

                    Central Oregon Community College Nursing Assistant Program – Bend

                    2600 College Way, Bend, OR 97701

                    Chemeketa Community College Nurse Aide Training Program – Salem

                    4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR 97309

                    Clackamas Community College – Oregon City

                    19600 South Molalla Ave.,Oregon City, OR 97045

                    Clatsop Care Center Nurse Aide Course – Astoria

                    646 16th Street, Astoria , OR 97103

                    Clatsop Community College – Astoria

                    1653 Jerome Ave., Astoria , Oregon 97103

                    Columbia Gorge Community College CNA Class – The Dalles

                    400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058

                    Dallas Retirement Village Health Care Center CNA Course – Dallas

                    377 NW Jasper Street, Dallas, OR 97338

                    Evergreen Healthcare Nurse Assistant Program – Vancouver

                    4601 NE 77th Ave. #300, Vancouver, WA 98662

                    Hearthstone Nurse Aide Training – Medford

                    2901 East Barnett Rd., Medford, Oregon 97504

                    Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Nurse Aide Program

                    650 SE Oak Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

                    Hillsboro School District 1J Health Occupations CNA Training Course

                    2700 NW Glencoe Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124

                    Holy Cross Nursing Assistant Ed. – Junction City

                    275 Greenwood Street, Junction City, OR 97448

                    Klamath Community College Nurse Aide Course – Klamath Falls

                    7390 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97603

                    Lake District Hospital & LTC. CNA Course – Lakeview

                    700 South J Street, Lakeview, Oregon 97630

                    Lane Community College Nurse Aide Course – Eugene

                    1059 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon 97401

                    Lane Community College Nurse Aide Training Program – Florence

                    3149 Oak Street, Florence, OR 97439

                    Life Care Center of McMinnville

                    1309 27th St., McMinnville, OR 97128

                    Life Care of Oregon – Life Care Centers of America, NW Division

                    33801 1st Way South, Suite 301, Federal Way, WA 98003

                    Linn Benton Community College – Albany

                    6500 SW Pacific Blvd. Albany, Oregon 97321

                    Lower Umpqua Hospital Extended Care Unit – Reedsport

                    600 Ranch Road, Reedsport, Oregon 97467

                    M. Williams, RN Nurse Assistant Program – McMinnville

                    421 South Evans, McMinnville, Oregon 97128

                    Marian Estates CNA Training Program – Sublimity

                    390 Church Street, Sublimity, Oregon 97385

                    Marquis Companies Nurse Aide Training Program – Milwaukie

                    4560 SE International Way, Suite 100, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

                    Meadowpark Health & Spec Care Center – St. Helens

                    75 Shore Drive, St. Helens, OR 97051

                    Medford Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

                    625 Stevens St. Medford, OR 97504

                    Mt. Hood Community College – Gresham

                    26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030

                    Mt. View Hospital District Living Center – Madras

                    470 NE “A” Street, Madras, OR 97741

                    Newberg Care Home Nurse Aide Program

                    1500 East First, Newberg, OR 97132

                    North Bend High School Nurse Assistant Program

                    2323 Pacific Ave., North Bend, OR 97459

                    OHCA/aQuire On-line CNA Training Course – Portland

                    11740 SW Parkway Ste. 250, Portland, OR 97223

                    Oregon State Hospital – Salem

                    2600 Center Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

                    Pinnacle Health Care, Inc. Highland House Nurse Aide Training – Springfield

                    1077 Gateway Loop, Suite A, Springfield, Oregon 97477

                    Portland Community College Nursing Assistant Program

                    1626 SE Water Ave., Portland, Oregon 97214

                    Prestige Care Inc. Nursing Assistant Program – Vancouver

                    7700 NE Parkway Drive, Suite 300,Vancouver, WA 98662

                    Providence Benedictine Nursing Center CNA Program – Mt. Angel

                    540 South Main Street, Mt. Angel, OR 97362

                    Providence Seaside Hospital Extended Care Unit

                    725 South Wahanna Road, Seaside, OR 97138

                    Quick! Nursing Assistant Training – Happy Valley

                    11875 SE 129th Ave., Happy Valley, Oregon 97086

                    Redmond High School CNA Course

                    675 SW Rimrock Dr., Redmond, OR 97756

                    Regency Pacific Inc. CNA Course – Bend

                    1876 NE Highway 20, Bend, Oregon 97701

                    Rogue Community College CNA Training Program – Medford

                    202 South Riverside Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501

                    Roseburg Senior High School

                    547 West Chapman Ave., Roseburg, Oregon 97470

                    Royale Gardens CNA Class – Grants Pass

                    2075 NW Highland Ave., Grants Pass, Oregon 97526

                    Salem Hospital CNA Program

                    665 Winter Street SE, Salem, OR 97309

                    Samaritan Nurse Assistant Training Program – Corvallis

                    3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis, Oregon 97330

                    Sky Lakes Medical Center – Klamath Falls

                    2865 Daggett Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

                    Springdale Job Corps Center Nursing Assistant Course – Troutdale

                    31224 East Historic Columbia River Hwy., Troutdale, OR 97060

                    Sunnyside Care Center Nurse Aide Program – Salem

                    4515 Sunnyside Rd. SE, Salem, Oregon 97302

                    SW Oregon Community College CNA Training Program – Coos Bay

                    1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420

                    Tillamook Bay Community College

                    2510 First Street, Tillamook, Oregon 97141

                    Tongue Point Job Corps CNA Program – Astoria

                    646 16th Street, Astoria , OR 97103

                    Treasure Valley Community College Nurse Aide Course – Ontario

                    650 College Blvd., Ontario, Oregon 97914

                    Umpqua Community College Nurse Aide Course – Roseburg

                    1140 College Road, Roseburg, OR 97470

                    Wallowa Valley Care Center Nurse Aide Training Course – Enterprise

                    601 Medical Parkway, Enterprise, Oregon 97828

                    Waterford at Three Fountains CNA Class – Medford

                    835 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504

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                    Oregon CNA Certification Training Schools

                    Browse our list of Oregon schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be discovered by contacting the facilities directly.

                    3 Steps to Oregon CNA Certification

                    1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program

                    2) Pass the Oregon CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the multiple choice portion and the clinical skills portion)

                    3) Pass the Oregon CNA exam within 24 months of completing an approved nursing assistant education program

                    Can I work as a CNA in Oregon if I am currently a CNA in another state?

                    You can apply for a CNA license in Oregon by way of reciprocity through the Oregon State Board of Nursing. If reciprocity is granted you will then need to apply to have your name added to the Oregon nurse aide registry list so that your license can be verified by employers.

                    Helpful Links for Nurse Aides in Oregon

                    Oregon Board of Nursing
                    Oregon Nurse Aide Registry

                    Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
                    National Association of Health Care Assistants
                    National Network of Career Nursing Assistants