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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.



Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant (Diploma)
Locations: Portland

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

Programs:

  • Professional Medical Assistant
  • Practical Nursing
Locations: Salem

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting
Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Dental Assistant
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
Locations: Nampa

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